Designer Inspired Shoes with Erica Domesek

1. Nina Ricci-Inspired Black Sandal
We're turning an ordinary black shoe into this designer-inspired sandal. This shoe can be over $1,000. Our shoe will cost under $50. If you already have the shoe, around $10.
We're using feathers, but you could use velvet with crystals or rhinestones. Use your imagination. Materials:
Plain black strappy sandal
Scissors Feather Trim Glue Gun Steps:
1. Cut embellishment trim to size.
2. Glue on trim. 3. Press feathers in place. 2. Smoking Slipper
Plain fabric slipper
Embroidered patch Fabric Glue Glue Gun Can we use other shoes rather than velvet? Suede, velveteen, felt, and wool also work. Steps:
1. Start with a plain slipper.
2. Use fabric glue to cover the entire surface of the patch backside. 3. Press into place and clamp to create pressure until dry. 3. Canvas Sneaker
Painted sneakers are all the rage now. Designers from Lanvin to MSGM sell them for $450 and beyond. This design is abstract and achieves a watercolor/tie-dye effect.
Plain canvas shoe
Water Fabric Paint Paint Brushes We will wet the shoe area by area then paint on the wet surface to create a tie-dyed look. The paint "bleeds" into the adjacent colors on the wet surface. Steps:
1. Wet the surface.
2. Brush on paint. 3. Dry and repeat with second color. Tip: Let colors bleed together for a tie-dyed watercolor effect.

Resources (for comparison):

Lands End Velvet Skimmers $17.99

Canvas Slip On
eBay, women's canvas shoes $12.00

Lacoste sneaker at Zappos
Lacoste on eBay

Fabric Paint
Blick, Jacquard Textile Colors $2.37 each

Fabric Glue
Ebay, singer, stitch free fabric glue $2.73

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