Refashion It! Painted Shoes DIY #1

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A few weeks ago I went on my occasional shopping spree at Primark to find things to upcycle. What I found? White canvas shoes for 3 pound a pair. I was so happy that I bought four pairs. Yep, four. (I have to admit though, one for Mr Thisblogisnotforyou and one for a friend)

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I still had tons of fabric paint at home (I used to paint bags and Tshirts before I bought my Marilyn (my sewing machine).

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I customised a pattern using Photoshop and printed it out to use it as a template.painted shoes by

You know what? You can mix fabric paint just as you would mix normal paint. painted shoes by

I used my favourite fine tip black fabric marker to transfer the pattern before colouring it.painted shoes by

I left a few shapes blank to give it the extra “DIY-look”.painted shoes by thisblogisnotforyou.comMy friend loved them! I would’ve liked to keep them, but unfortunately I really have nothing to wear in these colours (First world problems, I know!) :)painted shoes by thisblogisnotforyou.compainted shoes by

It’s as simple as that! And I’ve got three pairs of blank shoes left. So keep an eye out for the next shoe DIY post 😉

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12 thoughts on “Refashion It! Painted Shoes DIY #1

  1. Wow, these are really stunning, I love the design you’ve done. I think I had a T-shirt with a similar design in the 80s! (Not an insult, ha ha…)

    Looking forward to seeing the results of the other three as well.

    1. Thanks Freya May! Hopefully I’ll have some time on the weekend to finish another pair 🙂

  2. Fabulous – absolutely love these, from the hand-made non perfectly straight lines to the colours. Very much looking forward to seeing what happens with the remaining 3 pairs!

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