Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY Anthropologie Scarf Flats

DIY Anthropologie Shoes

DIY Anthropologie Scarf Flats

Life lesson: whenever you get to make a craft for work, it's a good day. When you are me and you make any excuse to break out the superglue, thread, needle, and grommet puncher-- it's like the greatest day ever. I saw these flats on Anthropologie's site about a month ago and since I work for a scarves store, I knew I had to make some sort of DIY project out of the idea. ;)

The inspiration:

Anthropologie, I love you. I mean I really, really love you. But there's no way I am paying $148 for a pair of flats. (Oh, they're on sale for $78 now?) Still, *splutter, cough, choke* no.

Scarf Flats

Step 1: For these shoes, you need a pair of flats. My glitter flats are from Payless and I highly, highly recommend them. I think I might go back and get a scarf-less pair for backup. Hehe. (You never know when life is going to call for a good pair of glitter flats!) Whip out some thread, a needle, scissors, and a scarf of course. I used a vintage scarf that my mom had used in a previous DIY project. I just thought it was too pretty to be stuck lying around.

Scarf Flats

Step 2: Next you need to cut up your scarf into four strips. You need to cut the strips wide enough so that you can fold them in half, stitch them up, and then flip them inside out. (In the end you will have a little scarf tube to sew to your flats.)

Scarf Flats

Step 3: Now you need to sew the little strips into tubes. I stitched the tubes by hand, (because I crafted at work) but I recommend stitching the tubes up with a machine. Scarf Flats

Step 4: After you’ve stitched the little scarf tubes, you just start stitching the fabric to your flats. This is where a thimble comes in handy because as I am typing this, my fingers are in a little bit more pain than usual because I stabbed myself with the needle a few times. Don’t be stupid like me. Use a thimble.

Scarf Flats

Step 5: After you have both of the sides of your bow stitched to your shoe, all you have to do is tie it up. If your scarf tube is too long, just cut it to size and stitch the edges under so they do not fray.

DIY Anthropologie Flats And voila! After I got home, I fixed the bows up a little bit and stitched them down so that they do not flop around. :)

Scarf Flats Oh, and you want to see how Maggie made her awesome flats with one of the Scarves Dot Net scarves? Pop on over to the blog and check it out. :)


Tracey said...

LOVE this idea! I need to go find a payless too. :)

Suki said...

This is amazing! I just need the flats.

But there is no way I'd wear plain old flats again having seen this tutorial! Thanks!

cassandrasminicorner said...

Newest follower from MBC blog hop- Hope you can visit and follow me back:)

Kindly, refresh the page if gfc page won't appear..

Thank's and have a great day:)

friedenlinde said...

this is so cute! neat idea, pretty shoes and great tutorial! I'll be following you :)

chic, moda, glam... said...

Super cute idea! said...

love it, and especially the scarf you choose, yours is so much cuter than the anthropologie version! I'd love it if you'd drop by my crafty linky party and join a great group of creative bloggers from around the opens on Sunday, but is still open today. Hope to see you there!

janyclaire said...

Oh I love this! Going to do this to a pair of my flats! :)

Jacquiekiefer said...

do you think hot glue would work to attach the scarf to the shoe?

Stacie Grissom said...

@Jacquie-- Hot glue might work, but whenever I hot glue stuff it pops off eventually. :/

Carolyn Anna Hall said...

Thanks so much for the post - I tried it out this weekend - my bows are a little too big me thinks but I love them. Thanks for getting me back into sewing. You can see them here -

Love from Australia, Carolyn

Jennifer said...

Featured your lovely project on my blog:

Lima said...

The final effect is very nice! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)
I linked it in a serie I'm writing for my blog: ( Hope you don't mind!

Landi {The Lifestyle Guide} said...

Loved this tutorial! So much I'm featuring it on my blog this weekend... it will be all linked up to you (with photo credits) so I hope this is okay. It will be published on on Saturday the 31st at 6am central time! If this is a problem, please let me know... I'm also more than welcome to email you the post if you'd like to see it before.

Thanks for such a fun DIY!

Diana said...

what did you use the grommet puncher for?

Naa Oyoo Quartey said...

i tried mine.....the bow from my Ocean Club came off so i decided to use African print textiles and its pretty cool! it will come up on my blog soon

Mika said...

These are the cutest EVER! In love. I love scarves and shoes :) together they are perfect!

Brian said...

WOW! You've turn a good pair of flats into an amazing pair of flats. I'm a sucker when it comes to flats with anything fun on the toe. Sadly I don't have a creative bone in my body, therefore I'm a sucker and drop big bucks for my Tory Burch flats. Thanks for sharing.

Little Leo said...

I want to pin it! But I can't :(

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