Everything You Need to Know to Shoe-It-Yourself
If you’ve never tried upcycling your shoes or handbags, you are in for a treat! In this book you’ll find all the inspiration, examples, tips, tricks, and how-info you need to paint and embellish leather, manmade leather and fabric shoes and bags.
Authors Margot Silk Forrest and Destiny Carter, the lively and irreverent divas of the shoe-it-yourself movement, present more than 80 of their DIY designs that you can copy or adapt for your own use. Also includes detailed how-to information on painting shoes and bags, stitching and gluing on embellishments, choosing the right paints and glues, and much more.
What People Are Saying
“Their work is terrific and very creative. I love their imagination!” – Sandy Scrivano, author of Sewing with Leather and Suede
“As a six-foot-tall woman who wears size 11 wide shoes, shopping for shoes has been a tiresome task because finding shoes with even a smidgen of style was rare. Then I met Margot and Destiny! They showed us how to transform any shoe-no matter how ugly or unloved-into a fabulously attractive accessory for any outfit or occasion. My attitude toward shoes has completely changed. I actually want to shop for shoes now that I see what they can become and not just what they are. My feet will never look boring again!” – Rosemary Greene
“I am a ‘textile person.’ I love fabric and never thought I would be into decorating shoes. But after taking Margot and Destiny’s class, I have found a whole new creative outlet! This is so much fun, and I can use a lot of my textile notions and doodads to decorate my shoes. Try it and you’ll be a convert too.” – Suzanne Meyer
“I now see shoes and purses completely differently. And it’s so easy-you don’t like it, paint over it! Glue material over it! Quick transformation! Yippee!” – Leanne McWaters
“I love Margot and Destiny’s work and have been happily telling everyone I know. The whole world should know about them! Lots of creative inspiration, lots of information, lots of fun.” – Clydine Petersen