Friday, 21 June 2013

Repurposed Lace Scrap Tennies


Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger

Repurposed Lace Scrap Tennies:

What you'll need:

- Lace in many pattern
- fabric glue
- x-acto knife
- scissors
- tennies in your choice of colour

How to do it:

1. You can either purchase shoes that are already the color you like, dye a new pair of white ones, or if you have some kind of messed up white tennies you can dye them a medium to dark shade to cover the marks.
Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger
2. Figure out where you want to place your first piece of lace. I put a strip of the largest right over the middle of the toe for big visual impact. Squeeze out some fabric glue and use a qtip or your finger to smooth it out. Place the lace on top and pat down to stick well to the glue.
Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger
3. Continue placing lace with your shoes side by side. Try to mirror the placement as closely as possibly. Continue up making the lace cross over the gap made where the shoe divides for laces. When you get past that area, you can use small scraps to cover the sides. Continue placing your lace until you reach the heel. There place one piece straight up and down.
Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger
4. After the shoes have dried and the glue is fully set, trim around the top of the sneakers to cut the excess lace. Cut the lace down the tongue to separate the two separate sections for the left and right eyelets.
Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger
5. Use the fabric glue to go around and stick any piece that isn't adhered to the shoes. You can place the glue underneath and tamp the fabric down, or place the glue on top and rub it in.
Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger
6. Use an x-acto knife or a pointy screwdriver to cut out holes for the laces to run through the eyelets. Lace the shoes as you go.
Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger
That's all for that! I absolutely love my new kicks...
-Repurposed lace scrap tennies - Dream a Little Bigger
Enjoy!

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