Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tutorial: Switch-A-Roo Shoes (Part 2)

If you read my earlier post, you know that I'm blingin' my shoes for fall. (Check it out here for detailed instructions on prepping your shoes.)

Because I wear a lot of turquoise, I wanted to incorporate my fave color into the next Switch-A-Roo project.

While many of you already know how to create these perfectly messy fabric rosettes, or cinnamon rolls, as I like to call them, some of you may be interested in learning.

It's a cinch and takes very little time. Mere minutes, in fact. 

I'm all about that.

Start with a strip of fabric for each rosette. My pieces were 3" by 20". 

Notice how messy it is: unironed, frayed edges. The shabby look is just right for this project.

Knot one end.

Twist the fabric as you roll it around the knot. 

Hand stitch the rolls together with stitches showing on the back only.

This hand-stitching is horrid. 

I'm okay with that.

My mother-in-law once told me that if someone examines your stitching too closely, she's not your real friend. Wise words.

Attach your Velcro to the back and you have a brand new pair of shoes!

I still have one more set of sassy embellishments to share with you.

In the meantime, enjoy your Tuesday afternoon!

Part 1
Part 3


  1. Way cute! I think I could do that! :)

  2. Very cute! What a great way to re-invent a pair of shoes!

    And I think I would like your mother-in-law. :)

  3. Adorable. Of course I love the color combo! Thanks for sharing it with the B&B party :)

  4. Love them! (promise I won't look at your stitching)

  5. Very cute! But can you tell me where you got the shoes!!!! I have been looking ALL over for plain flats! allisonandgabby@yahoo.com

  6. Love these! I'm on the lookout for some plain flats so I can do this.


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