Tattoo Wedges

It seems I can’t quite get over my obsession with embroidered footwear. Perhaps it’s because it’s the one thing I haven’t quite figured out how to hoop?

Under close inspection, these shoes look like the designs were perhaps embroidered on a think piece of cork/fabric which was then wrapped around the shoe base. Hmm… seems plausible.  I just need a good pair of pumps I can pry apart…

If you’re not feeling brave enough to stick one of these babies under your machine, you can get them at a fairly reasonable price over on Amazon. I really dig the tattoo motifs.

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6 Responses to “Tattoo Wedges”

  1. 1
    debbie says:

    I used to embroidery a design on felt, cut out and hodgepodge glue it on top of tennis shoes for my daughter. She totally loved the shoes and matching shirts…

    just an idea till you can embroidery on shoes and show us how!

  2. 2

    Taking a pair of shoes apart to see how they are made is a good idea. I did that when I started getting curious (loooove those thrift stores) I then took a shoemaking class from a friend and bought this book http://www.marywalesloomis.com/ I bought blue velvet yesterday to make a pair of heels- I plan to embroider them with your designs! Wish me luck!

  3. 3

    OH I did see a felt cowboy hat done once that they embroidered designs on black tearaway interfacing (the hat was black) and then carefully glued them on and “tacked the edges” by hand to make sure it stayed in place.

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    tisha says:

    Looking closely at your close up shot of these shoes…it doesn’t even look like cork. I looks like cork printed fabric??? Then wrapped, tucked and otherwise attached to the shoes….now where on earth would we find cork print fabric??? Interesting look for sure.

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    Lynnette says:

    Look at the Burda Style website…last I knew they had a tutorial on how to cover shoes in fabric. Why not use that technique, but do just the sole?

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