Remember those cute shoes I designed for the 500 Days of Summer inspiration feature? Well, today I’m sharing how you can make your own couture wedding shoes – and the best part is they are really easy to make! You will need some comfortable shoes to start – I found these basic ivory shoes at shoebuy.com (Nina brand). You will also need some nylon fishing line and some silk chiffon fabric in the color and/or pattern of your choice! I recommend buying a yard so you have extra.
Next cut two pieces of fabric. 15″ x 13″ in length. Then fold the fabric in an accordion style with the 15″ length longest.
Take the fabric and tie a lose knot around the front of the shoe. This is why it’s important to use a shoe the has a narrow middle part in the front.
Next, cut four pieces of fishing line about 30″ long. Then push one side in so there is a nice small bump and wrap the fishing line around where my fingers are below. Tie in a knot on the underside so you won’t see it. Wrap the fishing line around again and knot again.
Do that again so you have two small sections on each side. And then repeat on the other side.
Once you have the first shoe done, go ahead and repeat on your second shoe. Once you have your shoes done, trim the ends so they match each other in length.
And there you go! Pretty shoes for your wedding day – easy to create and if you get tired of them, you can easily take off the fabric and use a different fabric! I hope you enjoyed our first DIY project here on Green Wedding Shoes. I have lots more ideas + hope to share more each month. What do you think, would you like to see more DIY projects? What type of projects would you like to see ideas for?
top left photo by Sarah Yates, all other photos by green wedding shoes