Love at first sight. Usually, I am really not the girl who wears slip-ons, that’s why you have never seen them on here before. But the way they can be seen this season at Joshua Sanders or the way they have inspired the ASOS ‘Dolly’ trainers, is just perfect. Since the first ones are really out of reach for most of us and the affordable ones sell out fast, I will show you how you can easily make your own DIY bow sneakers today. And when I say that this DIY is e a s y, I really mean it!
DIY Bow Slip-Ons
WHAT YOU NEED
1 pair of slip-ons in the colour of your choice
matching vegan leather
crafting or textile glue
HOW TO MAKE THEM – BOW SLIP-ONS DIY
1. From your vegan leather, cut out 4 pieces of the same length. How wide your pieces should be really depends on your shoe size and your taste. Mine are 10.5cm x 25cm. You can make them narrower towards the ends, so they are easier to tie into a knot later, like this:
2. Cut the vegan leather pieces into the shape of the soles (just as you can see in the picture below), so glueing the parts onto the shoes will be easier later. You can also measure out and mark the position where you want the vegan leather pieces to be at the end. This way, you can make sure that both of your shoes will be symmetrical in the end.
3. Put a little glue on the lower ends of your vegan leather strips and glue them onto your shoes. Really make sure that both your left and right shoe are symmetrical, or it might look weird in the end. Press the vegan leather onto the shoes and let the glue dry for a few hours.
4. When the glue has dried thoroughly, the creative part starts: carefully tie the vegan leather strips into a knot and arrange it the way you like it best. Repeat with the second shoe and play around with the knot until you are happy.
5. Put tiny dots of glue beneath your knot to make sure it won’t come undone some time in the future. When the glue is dry, you can cut off the excess length of your vegan leather pieces. Again, you can make them as long or as short as you want to. Feel free to play around :)
TA-DAH! Your one-of-a-kind and unique DIY bow trainers are finished! ♥
If you want to try this DIY or if you have already done a similar one, I would love to hear from you on the comment section below and be sure to also include a picture of your finished result!