There are so many shoes nowadays. From The cheapest one to the most expensive one, we all craving for them. Shoes can be the only saving grace for us ladies. If we are on a budget, we need to be creative and which is why the emphasis here is on DIY embellished shoes.
When it comes to embellishing shoes, use a few creative materials, workmanship and more of dreams, fun, and imagination. Do you know how to embellish shoes? No science required. Just some needle, thread, scissors, glue, a pair of plain black pumps, sequins, rhinestones, lace, etc. That’s all.
- Pumps (fabric or suede)
- Sequins (in multiple widths)
- Loose sequins, leaf sequins, and various beads
- Rhinestones (even vintage buttons will do)
- Gem-Tac glue
First of all, put the lace on the top of your shoes and cut out a pattern in the lace in a V shape and leave some extra room to spare.
The pattern should look something similar to this. Use a pattern on one side and cut the other one from the lace.
Now lay the lace over the toe of your shoes and make sure that the lace is overflowing on all the sides. After that, it is time to use the sequins. Start to hand-stitch your sequins in a loose fashion from the toe and then work your way up. Your first row will look something like in the picture above.
To create a base, add enough sequins and keep checking and ensuring that your sequin and beadwork lines up with your shoes. Next one, fill the spaces between the sequins with the vintage buttons, beads and loose sequins. If it’s done, carefully glue the rhinestones with gold beads and sequins. Make sure that you are hiding the edges.
Get your paintbrush and your glue by your side.
Apply the glue on the toe part of the shoe as also the side and apply your sequin/beadwork lace. Stretch it wherever needed to meet the edges. Also apply glue on one side and add some beadwork to your shoe and do this one side at a time. Stretch your lace to fit your shoe area in the bet possible way.
Once the glue dries, hand-stitch loose beads and sequins to fill in the space. You can also glue in more rhinestones at this juncture to fill in areas wherever you find a gap. Put the sequins on the heel following the above steps and glue in sequins to fill the spaces left.
Once the glue dries up, hand-stitch the sequins to the lace and beadwork to secure it. Secure your stretch sequins by stitching them close to the inner heel.
Keep adding texture by stitching gems and beads onto the heels and it has to look the same as the rest of the shoe.
Trim the lace.
Darken the lace that is peeking out at the top, especially if your shoe is black. And your pair of embellished shoes is ready.