My Custom Rockin’ Shoes for Under £10 (1)

Blondes may wanna have fun, but brunettes with a dash of blonde (like yours truly) wanna have extra fun during quarantine! As I mentioned in a previous post, I have decided to rekindle my love for DIY. I used to put band patches and studs everywhere before I got sucked in the corporate world … however, I have now been spat out of this world and I have plenty of time to get on with it!

A few posts back, I mentioned an Everything 5 Pounds haul and some of their bargains; one of the items I bought was this pair of satin platform heels. I specifically bought them knowing the material and knowing I wanted to sew studs in. Also, at £5 it was worth playing with – your girl is a bargainista through and through!

This post is part one, as I am planning to do way more than adding studs to these shoes, but thought it might be cool to see the first phase separately.

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Sewing studs? Yes, I don’t have faith in glueing studs, especially on textile, and I knew the front ribbons would be flexible enough for hand sewing. So I specifically bought these sew-in studs from Ebay for a mere £4.49. No, they don’t have Covid19 attached to them.

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For some reason the thread is showing brown on the pic, but it is definitely black!

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To start, I first gaged how many studs I was going to pin down on the front ribbon. It came to 3 on the short end and 4 in the longer end. Once this was done, I started sewing.

During the sewing process, I made sure that I was sewing with the holes facing the top, as it helps maintain the shape of the stud once all sewn in ( I realised this later on!)

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After I finished the first row, I sealed the stitch, and made sure all studs were secure.

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As a safety mesure, I added a single thread across the row – it took 1 minute and ensured maximum stitching. Time and few trips to cocktail bars will tell if my security measures are up to scratch!

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And basically the process is just all repeat across the ribbons.  And yes, I was watching some Jeffree Star whilst stitching, don’t judge me!

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And part one of the shoe gothification customisation project is DONE! (I may add a couple of studs on the top to fill in some gaps)

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The second part of the challenge will be to deal with the central knots ( I have a few ideas as to what I am putting there!) as well as the ankle straps. I am still undecided as to whether to do something to the heels? Shall I touch them up or not? 

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4 thoughts on “My Custom Rockin’ Shoes for Under £10 (1)

  1. They look awesome already! Looking forward to the rest of the project. Not sure about the heels, as you’d have to glue there and – as you already mentionend – that tends to fall off quickly.

    1. Thank you so much! I agree i wasn’t going to touch the bottom part, i think the top will be enough. Starting part 2 today 🙂 🖤

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