7.22.2012

DIY Comic Shoes





What you will need:


  • Fabric (Purchased @ JoAnn Fabrics)
  • Shoes
  • Mod Podge
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Large Ziplock Bag
  • Pins
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Sponge Brush
  • Finishing Spray
Instructions:


Remove any accents that may come attached to your high heel. If you are using used shoes, be sure to clean the surface with a damp wash cloth to remove any dirt or debris. Place the plastic bag over your shoe. (It helps to cut the bag for more control) Next pin the bag to shoe and outline the shoe with a sharpie marker.



Once you have your outlined pattern, remove pins and carefully cut around the lines. Don't make your pattern perfectly fitted, it's best to leave some slack. Make four cut outs with the same pattern, but remember to flip the pattern 2x for the other side of shoe as this will be a different shape.



Next brush a thin layer of mod podge onto your surface, leaving the back of shoe without mod podge. Carefully place your fabric over the wet glue, making sure to align the fabric to the shoe starting from base to top. After fabric is in place, smooth out by gently pressing down. Add another thin layer of mod podge over settled fabric. You should have a flap of fabric on top.



After your mod podge is dry, trim the access fabric around shoe. Be patient, this takes time and you don't want to cut too much! Cut slits in the corners that do not bend on their own. This will allow you to tuck the access fabric to the inside of shoe.

Glue the fabric on back of shoe with tacky glue and secure. Fold remaining flaps of fabric and glue to the inside of shoe. Glue all other missed edges or cracks. Trim and glue as needed, this is more using your best judgment, you want your finished product to look clean. After you are satisfied, spray with a craft finishing spray. Attach a bow (I used a foam yellow heart and a piece of fabric for the center of heart) this step is optional.


You are done! MAGIC!













My fiance wanted some too! ;)






X3

25 comments:

  1. You rule so much !!!! Im making mine :D

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  2. So cute! I think I need some for every season!

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  3. I love this idea! I can't wait to make some cool shoes like this! Thanks for posting.

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  4. Love these!!! How do you think the Mod Podge will hold up in the elements?

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    1. Hi Charlotte! Definitely wouldn't recommend jumping in puddles in these, but if you're in a moist climate I would use an outdoor mod podge with an outdoor finishing spray sealer :)

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  5. oooohhhh my glob!!! these are so amazing, && my favorite super hero... so gonna make some of my own!!! great DIY

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  6. I am terrible at this kind of thing, you should sell these like on etsy. Would totally buy a pair.

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  7. I want to say THANKS!! For the great tutorial. My friend (Heather) and I (Patricia) created our own pairs for ourself. The DIY is great! We also used it for our gaming website and translated it into Dutch! We didn't use open toe shoes, that was hard! We give you the credits for the tutorial, and you can view it here, http://www.female-gamers.nl/news.php?extend.8739, also our creations can be found there!

    Thanks a lot!

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  8. This makes me so happy, glad you liked it! Your shoes turned out absolutely amaaaaaaaaazing! & I like your superhero fabric better hehe ;)

    Thank you for sharing & the credit X3

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  9. Does it matter what kind of heels you use? Like do they need to be made out of a specific material?

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    1. No, Mod podge will stick to just about anything. It's one of those things you need to experiment with. Depending on the surface, the amount of coats may differ, but it's more the material you are applying to the shoe. If you are using magazine clippings VS fabric, you will most likely need to apply less mod podge and master a technique to smooth out any bubbles. Many people are afraid of mod podge at first, there are really no set rules, just experiment & have fun!

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  10. That is probably the best idea I've seen!

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  11. hi may I repost your instructions in a school newsletter it seems very cool.

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  12. LOVE THIS I am so going to do this for Christmas presents this year! Thanks

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  13. YOU ANGEL SENT FROM HEAVEN YOU. but i want to know why you put Mod Podge on the top of the material ? This dried clear im assuming, sorry not familiar with the product

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  14. Simply Brilliant!

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  15. Where would you recomend getting the batman fabric from as im not sure where i would get it

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    1. I purchased this at JoAnn Fabrics, but it's also avaiable online- http://www.joann.com/licensed-cotton-fabric-batman-comic-print-/zprd_10537850a/

      http://www.joann.com/search/_batman/

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  16. I picked up the same fabric from JoAnn's to make fingerless gloves with and I have a bunch left over, and i`ve been wondering what to do with it. This looks like pretty good use for it. ;D

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  17. Do the canvas ones not crack with use?

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  18. That's fantastic!!!! My bestie and I are actually talking about being Batman and Robin for Halloween this year.

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  19. This idea is awesome!!!! you rock, Thanx for posting :]

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