The Non-sewn Oxfords
⁃ 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.