Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 22 Sep, 2017
In a day and age where fashions change weekly, sometimes the best thing to do is take matters into your own hands. Revamp your old attire to re? ect the fun side of your personality! Tassels and triangles make everything better…
1. Add a pop of colour and a blast of texture to some much-loved kicks. All you need is some Craft Planet felt! Trim 16 panels of felt, each measuring around 9 x 5cm. Our tassels are all slightly different shapes and sizes to add a little contrast, but you could cut them all to the same size if you wish for your shoes to be more uniform. We used four different colours of felt, though you could use just the one.
2. Snip along the panels, cutting up to 1cm away from the top, roughly 1cm apart. A super-sharp pair of fabric scissors makes this easier. For a professional finish to your tassels, cut each strip end into a point. The quickest way to do so is to snip the corners diagonally in the same direction on all the strips, working across the panel, then trim them all again in the opposite direction.
3. Cut a loop piece for each tassel, measuring roughly 0.5 x 4cm. Fold and stick into a loop with a small dab of
Anita’s Tacky Glue. Lay your tassel panels flat and run a line of tacky glue across the tops. Position the loop at the left-hand side of each, so the ends will be trapped inside. Roll up tightly and hold in place to dry with a mini peg.
4. Take a pair of shoes with an ankle strap and thread eight tassels onto each strap. If you want them to stay in position, stick them down with more tacky glue to finish.
Decorate the hems of your jeans
1. Die cut 28 grey felt triangles, using the bunting mini die. Use tacky glue or a glue gun to ﬁrmly stick around the hem of your jeans. Alternately, you could stitch them in place.
2. Snip four lengths of pompom trim to ﬁt around the hem and hand stitch together in pairs, offsetting the pompoms. Pin and sew below the triangles.
Project and how-to instructions by Lorna Slessor. Project originally published in issue 80 of docrafts Creativity magazine.