My first out of 24 Advent DIY projects are these shoe cuffs. I was long in search of a suitable material and, after I couldn’t find one, I simply took old leather pants which I have become too small () for that. If You also take old leather pants, put the scraps on the side, we will need it for a few later DIY projects .
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
- Patterns (my love was so nice and draw a picture for you), print this PDF file.
- Desired fabrics (I took old leather pants)
- About 20 cm long rubber band by 1.5 cm wide (depending on 2x10cm ruffles top)
- 8 cm long, 3 cm wide rubber band (for the heels)
- Marker or pen
- Some hair clips or pins
- Sewing kit or sewing machine
- Tape measure or ruler, I forgot to photograph it ;-))
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
DIY Step 1
Print and cut out the template.
DIY Step 2
Turn out the fabric and take it twice(!!!), place the template properly with the fabric wrap, stuck with hair clips, and mark the cut. I have taken hair clips because the fabric was too thick for small pins, and I wanted to avoid the holes of large pins.
DIY Step 3
Cut out the two parts.
DIY Step 4
Now cut two 10 cm long rubber pieces (1.5 cm in width for the ruffles).
DIY Step 5
Measured away from the top of the cuffs mark at a height of 3 cm.
DIY Step 6
Now tighten the rubber bands. You will notice that the bands stretch very strong, this is a must, however, because otherwise there are no ruffles. Fix them using hair clips or pins.
DIY Step 7
If you sew with a sewing machine, put the machine on a loose zig-zag stitch as shown in the picture.
DIY Step 8
Now the rubber bands are sewn on. The bands must be always tense, otherwise, you will get irregular ruffles.
DIY Step 9
Neat the edges with about a half of a centimeter seam. I did this at the finish of what turned out to be rather complicated. Well, from mistakes you can learn a lot .
DIY Step 10
Cut from the thick rubber band (3cm wide) two 4cm long pieces. The jagged points can be sealed with the flame of a lighter.
DIY Step 11
The rubber bands now are stuck down. Here you can take pins since this part is located under the heel and you do not see the small holes there.
DIY Step 12
Sew on the band (with 1 cm seam allowance).
DIY Step 13
Finally, sew the back of the cuffs with a seam allowance of about one centimeter. DONE!
Fashion DIY Tutorial – Final Result “Shoe Cuffs”
The final result.
Poke the heel in the smaller hole and clap the cuffs on the shoe. It could be that for the first time you come in through the cuffs a bit hard in the shoe, so a long shoe horn is an advantage.
The final result.
The final result from backward.