WhatIWore: It’s kind of silly to ever call denim a trend, but I’ve been seeing a lot more of it than your typical wide leg vs. flare vs. skinny leg discussion. I was inspired to do a little makeover on these Pierre Hardy for GAP* wedges. Here’s how!!
- Shoes to upcycle
- 1/4 yard of 100% cotton denim
- 3 yards of trim
- 1 package of clothes line rope
- 1/4 yard muslin (to make your pattern)
- Hot glue gun
- Needle and thread
First I created a pattern by laying muslin over the shoe and tracing the edges. Next, I cut out my denim, giving myself a seam allowance for to sew the front to back and for the top strap and side straps.
Slowly and carefully, I glued the denim to the top strap of the shoes, turning edges under and notching in corners for a smooth fit.
Repeat for side straps
For the body of the shoe, I sewed the front and back pieces together, using the seam already on the shoe as a guideline. Make sure your fabric is taught and slowly and carefully glue to shoe.
Note: The less glue, the better - you can add more as you need it and gloppy hot glue won’t give your shoes the professional look you’re going for.
Next, add trim to cover your raw edges. I started and ended my trim on the inside of the shoe and used a diagonal cut to hide the start/stop point.
Finally, I laced up my sandals with some clothes line rope I picked up at the Rural King. I love how it really adds to the nautical look of the shoes!
What do you think?! Are you planning on adding any denim accessories to your Spring shopping list?