Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DIY: Embroidered Sneakers + $40 Target Giveaway!

I recently saw this DIY at Free People's blog and wanted to do my own spin on it. I think it's so creative and a great way to update a pair of plain sneakers. Who wants plain sneakers when you can have awesome ones? 

1. All you need are a pair of sneakers, craft or embroidery floss, a needle, and scissors.

2. If you want to plan out where to put your triangles (or circles or lines or whatever you prefer) you could lightly draw outlines with a white pencil or seamstress chalk, but I just winged it. 

3. I started with the back of my low top Converse sneakers. I wanted to go down the whole back with triangles, but the back of the shoe was too thick, so I did only one. Then I decided to take Free People's DIY a step further by putting triangles on either side of my sneakers. 

4. There's really no trick to sewing the triangles; you'll get better at doing them as you go on. Just have fun and know it doesn't have to be perfect, and that the sneakers don't have to be mirror images of each other. 

5. When you're satisfied with how your sneakers look, put them on and take 'em for a spin!

Are you going to try this DIY?

I have a Target giveaway going on right now with The Tiny Heart!!
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  1. This just might be the cutest DIY ever! I love the way your Chuck Taylors turned out. I'm actuay between pairs right now, but seeing this makes me want to hurry and buy new ones so I can embroider them :)

  2. This is super cute! And actually seems doable for my stitch-inept self xD

  3. That is such a great DIY!
    Bravo Sara!

  4. I seriously love this DIY! I love the colors and pattern you did too! They look great!

  5. This came out SO cute! I am DIY challenged but I might be able to tackle this one. Thanks for posting the giveaway :)

    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

  6. That is such a cute idea! I love it :-D

  7. I am going to send this to my niece!

  8. So creative! cute =)

    <3 Kelly's Kouture

  9. Dearest Sara, this is a great DIY - but I fear I´m not as skilled like you ;)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  10. Such a great idea!! I love the way they turned out!


  11. Oh my gosh so so so cute! Looks so so good!

  12. Hi! I'm a new follower. Wow--a nice way to spruce those shoes up. Interesting. My sister LOVES shoes like those!

  13. Love this DIY idea :D

  14. Oh my gosh, I ADORE this. It adds a little something extra to an already classic show. Amazing! :)

    Rachel Emma

  15. is that ever a clever diy! love seeing your amazing results Sara, well done lades!! great color choices too - the perfect "pick-me-up" for a pair of Chucks.

  16. those shoes are freakin gorgeous

  17. Thanks so much, Rachel! So glad you like it!


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