DIY DIY fashion DIY shoes

DIY Shoelaces

February 22, 2012

shoelaces

I love details– almost too much sometimes. (In high school I might’ve been accused of over-accessorizing on more than one occasion.) 😀 I just don’t see the problem with a look made of glitter sunglasses, dangly earrings, an “S” necklace, and a hair flower. 😉 While I might’ve toned it down a tad in the accessory department today, if something feels a bit boring to me, I feel a bit uncomfortable wearing it.

DIY Shoelaces

These boots were feeling a little bit drab to me. For a while I wore black ribbons as shoelaces to spruce them up a bit, but it just wasn’t cutting it for me anymore. After I made the Anthropologie-inspired scarf necklace for work, I had all these extra serged scarf strips left over… and I decided to make them into shoelaces. Also– I’ve been seeing some awesome shoelace inspiration around the web. 😉

Like these from Martha Stewart:
DIY Shoelaces

Or these from Atlantic-Pacific:
DIY Shoelaces

Or these awesome ribbon shoelaces I saw on Jag Lever:
DIY Shoelaces

Here’s how to make my scarf shoelaces:
(If you don’t have a serger, you can always use ribbons.) 😉

DIY Shoelaces
Find some scarves at a thrift store. The scarves I used had some holes in them and they weren’t really serving as great scarves anymore. :)

DIY Shoelaces
If you have a serger, run the scarves through the serger and make little strips. If you don’t have a serger, you can get a similar look with a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine and cut along the edges. It won’t be as clean as if you used a serger, but it will do.

DIY Shoelaces
That’s it! Thread the scarf strips or ribbon through the holes in your shoes and you’ve got a funky new pair of laces. :)

DIY Shoelaces
Good luck!

You Might Also Like

8 Comments

  • Reply Bromeliad February 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Cute.

    I went out on a limb and wore bright blue shoelaces to work yesterday (Corporate office, over-40 wearer.) It got some smiles. (And probably some eye rolls.)

  • Reply Bromeliad February 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Cute.

    I went out on a limb and wore bright blue shoelaces to work yesterday (Corporate office, over-40 wearer.) It got some smiles. (And probably some eye rolls.)

  • Reply Bromeliad February 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Cute.

    I went out on a limb and wore bright blue shoelaces to work yesterday (Corporate office, over-40 wearer.) It got some smiles. (And probably some eye rolls.)

  • Reply Tairalyn February 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    What a great idea. LOVING the scarf laces. Seeings as I just got a pair of lace wedges in the mail this morning, Im going to have to try this.

    FUN

    Come by today and see what you think of “what I wore” Sailor Blue.
    http://www.littlemissmama.com/2012/02/what-i-wore-sailor-blue.html

    PS: Don't forget to come by tomorrow and tune in on the EXCITEMENT. Tomorrow I will be interviewing Style Agent, Stylist, Janette Ewen. So Fabulous… It will be my first vlog and up on Little Miss Mama next week.

    XO
    Tairalyn

    http://www.littlemissmama.com

  • Reply Tairalyn February 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    What a great idea. LOVING the scarf laces. Seeings as I just got a pair of lace wedges in the mail this morning, Im going to have to try this.

    FUN

    Come by today and see what you think of “what I wore” Sailor Blue.
    http://www.littlemissmama.com/2012/02/what-i-wore-sailor-blue.html

    PS: Don't forget to come by tomorrow and tune in on the EXCITEMENT. Tomorrow I will be interviewing Style Agent, Stylist, Janette Ewen. So Fabulous… It will be my first vlog and up on Little Miss Mama next week.

    XO
    Tairalyn

    http://www.littlemissmama.com

  • Reply Tairalyn February 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    What a great idea. LOVING the scarf laces. Seeings as I just got a pair of lace wedges in the mail this morning, Im going to have to try this.

    FUN

    Come by today and see what you think of "what I wore" Sailor Blue.
    http://www.littlemissmama.com/2012/02/what-i-wore-sailor-blue.html

    PS: Don't forget to come by tomorrow and tune in on the EXCITEMENT. Tomorrow I will be interviewing Style Agent, Stylist, Janette Ewen. So Fabulous… It will be my first vlog and up on Little Miss Mama next week.

    XO
    Tairalyn

    http://www.littlemissmama.com

  • Reply mahin December 9, 2014 at 7:18 am

    fine,,,

  • Reply best assignment help December 14, 2014 at 5:06 am

    The main thing examine getting exclusive might be thinking about various files as it can be which have been publicized simply by college students earlier. On the other hand, college students won't have a great using of sooner entry files.

  • Leave a Reply