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25+ diy shoe refashion tutorials

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25+ diy shoe refashion tutorialsDiy shoe refashion ideas, ready for your closet cleanout! Whether it is old or dated shoes that just need a new look or mending broken/stained shoes, I have a big list of fun ways to makeover old shoes. These are all on adult shoes but many of the same concepts can easily be applied to kid shoes that you want to last through more than one kid, too.

Let me know if you’ve done any other way of refashioning shoes, in the comments!

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ways to make over old shoes

25+ diy shoe refashion ideas

refshioned leather sandals

This is such a great way to jazz up grotty straps, with a sandal refashion from Brit + Co.

pink tie dye shoes

The easiest way to cover stains – see how to tie dye shoes here on my blog!

My kids would love these, a glitter shoe refashion with studs, from Love Maegan.

patch boot refashion

More examples in the post if you click through, but a simple way to cover holes and stains just like in clothes – add a patch! Idea from Me Sew Crazy. [2024 edit – the site is now gone, leaving the photo up for inspiration]

hand painted shoe refashion

Perfect for covering stains, I love these hand drawn pineapples! Click through to see the steps she took, at Flamingo Toes.

floral embroidered shoes diy

Add hand embroidered details to shoes without beating up your fingers, using this one tool in my tutorial!

geometric shoe refashion

Click through to see a second example of this fun, geometric shoe refashion idea from A Beautiful Mess.

diy metallic shoe refashion

fabric shoe refashion

You could recreate this with fabric too, but click through and see what DIY Candy used to make these fun floral shoes over from plain ones.

woodburned shoe refashion

A funky reminder that you can woodburn leather just like wood! Click throuh to see more angles of these fun floral wedges refashioned by Love Maegan.

flower sandal refashion

So summery and fun, click over for the tutorial on how to make these sweet fabric flower sandals from Flamingo Toes.

This process looks so fun; see how to hydro dip shoes and give them a swirly new look at Polka Dot Chair.

leopard shoe paint refashion

You have to click through and see the ‘before’, these hand painted shoes are so clever and totally saved them from the trash, over at My Poppet Makes.

Fun & fast diy cat face shoes from Persia Lou! This would work with freezer paper & paint if you don’t do iron-on, too.

Click through to see the before; this uses a special type of paint to makeover faded tennies, at Scratch and Stitch.

lace shoe refashion

Simple but effective, click through to see the final result on how Oh Joy embellished these simple heels with lace.

This is so clever, check out how Pretty Life Girls needle felted on canvas tennies!

Bright and punchy, these doily wedge are super fun, from Make magazine.

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Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Thanks for including my purple painted shoes with this awesome list of shoe makeovers! There are so many great and achievable ideas here. This is why I never throw away an old pair of shoes. :) LOL

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