Monday, May 21, 2012

Make your own Liberty print trainers


If you've been lusting after this season's Nike x Liberty trainers, here's a quick and easy (and cheap) way to pimp up your existing sneakers. Get the Liberty effect with a strip of floral-print fabric turned into shoelaces.

I've used some leftover Liberty Arts Fabric from my V&A Christmas decorations, but you can use any material you like. Just raid your wardrobe for something you no longer wear.

Admittedly, my laces were made in a rush so they're too short and a little frayed. But I am going to make some more and run them up on the sewing machine. Just over a metre should do the job. Measure your existing laces to be sure.

And, if getting crafty isn't for you, a speedy alternative is ribbon. With shops like VV Rouleaux and all good haberdashery departments stocking every conceivable colour and pattern of ribbon you could dream of, you're spoilt for choice.

My sneakers are £18 from River Island but the high street has a pair in whatever colour you desire. Or revamp your shoes your Liberty-print laces, too.

2 comments:

  1. So sweet, i did this with my old leather brogues with some Monsoon Boutique ribbon and got lotsv compliments. Stops them looking so drab :)

    Sal xxx

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  2. Hi Sallytangle,

    How lovely! I love giving something old a new lease of life.

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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