DIY Bobos Into Beach Shoes

April 14, 2011

It's been a while since I did a shoe redo. But I wanted to share with you how to make your shoes laceless which turned into an entire shoe redo project. If all you want to do is remove laces then do step 4. But if you have a boring pair of bobos sitting around your house and would like to make them look totally beach worthy. Check out this post! Took about 1 hour to complete.

Step 1. Find an old pair of plain white bobos
Step 2. Remove laces
Step 3. Take brown double folded bias tape or leather stripping and hot glue to seams
Step 4. Hand sew elastic to shoe. Use 1" wide elastic 4" long. Sew from one side to the other.
Step 5. Tape seam between sole and shoe.
Step 6. Spray sole brown.

9 {comments}:

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, i really like that kathleen! great job!

Gina said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea!!! I might have a project on my hands!!

jillian sara said... Best Blogger Tips

doin it!

Leigh Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok....I had no idea what bobos were before this post, but they turned out super cute! Great idea!

Stephanie Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute! I actually have blue pair of these in my closet that I never wear. Time to get creative!

Emily in Wonderland said... Best Blogger Tips

I really honestly thought this post said do it yourself Boobs. LOL

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@Emily in Wonderland
OMGosh! So did I! I mean, I knew I didn't write boobs but I loaded the page and for a second I was like "whoa, what did I write?! Oh yeah. Bobos." Guess we have boobs on the brain:P

Bonnna said... Best Blogger Tips

I found this blog for my professional purposes (finding good sewing product ideas and reviews from good bloggers) but I am taking this idea for my personal life. Amazing. Also going to follow professionally and personally. That's when you know your blog is amazing. Thank you!

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Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome tutorial! I'm having a hard time finding laceless Converse sneakers so I'm going to give this a try. Question - do you sew the garter onto the tongue, or just to the sides of the shoe? Thanks!

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