The other day, Allie looked down at her cheap and ailing cheetah print Target flats and said, “Mom, these look tired. . . .They need a flower. Can we make a flower?”
Once Allie gets her head wrapped around something, she has a hard time letting it go. Maybe this is just endemic to five-year-olds? I thought we would enjoy figuring out how to make a fabric flower, however, after a trip to Fancy Tiger Crafts this Saturday, Allie discovered her own solution.
She perused the buttons while I looked at fabrics. Suddenly, she came running to me with a gleam in her eye . . .
“I found it mama, I really found it!”
“THE flower for my shoe, LOOK!”
And, sure enough, the buttons were perfect. She pestered me just about every minute after that to get the flowers attached to her shoes. We did it this afternoon in no time flat (ha-ha) – super easy.
Shoes that need a little fixin’ up!
1. Cut leaf shape out of green felt, pinch one end and sew together.
2. Secure leaf to outside corner of shoe.
3. Sew flower button adjacent to leaf.
4. Now, strut, dance, prance and pose.
They turned out great! Your girl definitely has style!
Annik Miller says
What a transformation! I love your photos, Anne. Beautiful.
Rebekah Leigh says
wow Anne! Beautiful photos and a great tutorial! These look so sweet, I have some leopard print flats that could use a flower 😉 x
Love it! The girl’s got style for sure! 🙂
Megan Woodard Johnson says
Wow! She was spot on- those flowers are exactly what those flats needed! Smart girl 🙂
Yep! I’m pretty sure she has a WAY better eye and keener sense of style than her mama! She keeps me on my toes for sure.
She’s good! They’re really cute.
They look perfect! I see a new business line…revamping old shoes!
Just forwarded the link to my 12yo daughter… I’ll have to let you know what she comes up with. 🙂
Belinda Fireman says
Love that you revamped an old pair of shoes! I’m a new followers of yours–love your blog. I’d love if you linked up to Sew Woodsy!
Eleanor Rae says
I love the flower! It’s made them look like new! On the subject, I’m a new follower! Come visit me at my blog too if you fancy it 🙂 xxx
These are adorable! I’d love to use them on my adult shoes as well.