The Non-sewn Oxfords

I bought a skirt from the op shop for to do the refashion and it is still hanging in its original state waiting for inspiration to strike. So I would like to offer this instead.

 

The Facts
⁃ Fabric: white canvas runners
⁃ Pattern: mom*spark’s tutorial (see link below)
⁃ Year: contemporary
⁃ Notions: fabric paints and paint brush
⁃ Time to complete: about 2 hours
⁃ First worn: photo only, still a bit soggy here
⁃ Wear again? yes – they make me smile
⁃ Total price: $4.50

I stumbled upon a great little tute a few weeks ago on this website http://momspark.net/faux-painted-oxfords-diy/ and couldn’t resist having a go.

I started with a pair of white runners from KMart and fabric paints that I had at home leftover from a disastrous t-shirt painting attempt. I think the runners are a lot easier. I had a free day from work and so I cleared off my sewing table and followed the tutorial. It was a simple as that. My painting skills are not first rate and I had to add on my white dots rather than leave the canvas blank, but for a first effort, it’s not too bad.

This is what I started with and I grin when I see what I have ended up with. And there are so many different styles of oxford shoes that I bought another pair of runners and will try something different next time.

It was fun to have a go at and I definitely recommend trying it. I rather think that I would be a fun thing to do with kids on school holidays too, so I guess that just makes me a big kid at heart.

 

Author

Jen

Jen Brown just plain-old likes making stuff. If it's usable and wearable when complete, so much the better. A new technique or a chance to see how something worked is where the challenge lies.

7 Comments

  1. That is pretty clever. :)

  2. Jenn, these are adorable.. I need to do my grandkids some.. They would love it..

  3. Jenn, what a great idea! Wouldn’t those look swell with as part of an outfit for a 50′s challenge? I’m going to check out that tutorial. You make it look so easy. Well done!

  4. Jenn, what a great idea! Wouldn’t those look swell as part of an outfit for a 50′s challenge? I’m going to check out that tutorial. You make it look so easy. Well done!

  5. Hi Jen! These are cute. Good to see you here x

  6. love these! want to make them too!

  7. These are great! I so want to make a pair, now.

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