Monday, 19 September 2011

DIY: BIKER BOOTS ft. CROCHET

EXHIBIT A - BIKER BOOTS

Check these biker boots I brought last weekend! I've been needing a new pair for yonks and I found this grungy looking ones in a cheap shop which led to my spontaneous-buy-of-the-week. 

However, I wanted to make these a little different so here comes this mini, VERY EASY DIY!

you will be needing:
booties 
crochet ribbon/lace
superglue

I say superglue, but you could choose to pin or sew on the lacey/crochet ribbon - it's up to you. I find that superglue is quicker, easier and stronger though. 

I'm going to be placing the crochet ribbon on the tongue (I think that's what its called!) of the boot. So I need to cut a piece of ribbon the length of the widest part of the tongue. Comme ca..

(obsessed with this ribbon right now, I've sewn/stuck it onto basically everything I own!)

Now you can experiment with where you want the ribbon to go: top, bottom, or middle. Or maybe even on the back! Temporarily pin the lace down and try them on (obviously avoiding injuring!) to see which looks best for you. 

(poorly focused picture sorry!)

I chose to place mine at the top of the boot's tongue. Now glueing may begin!



Apply a generous layer the the front and a little bit of the back of the tongue. BE CAREFUL THOUGH, carelessness or excess glue can lead to a nasty layer of it all over your hands (bad past experience).  

Let the glue dry and make sure all the little frayed threads are firmly placed down and then we're finished - already!


EXHIBIT B - GRUNGY/GIRLY BIKER BOOTS. 

I find the lace makes the boots easier to wear with skirts and dresses. 
Hope you've enjoyed this mini tutorial and I'd LOVE to know if you try this!

Take care

12 comments:

Rachael said...

Love the crochet edging x

Tereza said...

This is really interesting.

Lois said...

Great idea - well done :)

janandgg said...

Love it - bet we will see these in all the best shops soon!

Lischen said...

great idea! so cute!!
thanks for your lovely comment!

xxx

Miranda Zorn said...

Such a good Idea! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda R. said...

thank you very much for letting us know this great idea!! No doubt, this will give me inspiration for some next DIY projects :)

amanda

Plami said...

Absolutely great idea!

XoXo
Plami

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ThePrevailingEffect said...

CUTEEEEE BLOGGGG!!

XOXO

http://theprevailingeffect.blogspot.com/

Mannequins Dream said...

oh wow that is soo cool! never thought of that! :P Xx
www.mannequinsdream.blogspot.com

millie may said...

what an interesting idea! xx

Boots & Lipstick said...

great idea! I am trying to figure out a way to spice up my boots as well!

Vanessa
Boots & Lipstick