How To Make “Comic Book High Heels”
These great looking heels are best suited for parties or you and you beloved have dressed up like a superhero just for fun. You can transform any old pair of shoes into new ones and in an entertaining way as well. The following steps should be followed to convert those old ones by pumping some comic book superpower in them,
Select the pair of shoes you want to convert & get the stuff
- First you need to choose the best pair o shoes for this DIY project. In this project you are going to convert the pair into comic book heels essentially by covering them with a print of comic book so make sure that you are not going to change your mind later on because you will not be able to undo anything so there is no going back from here. So choose an old pair of shoes, may be second hand or cheap ones will do the trick.
- You also need to be careful that the shoes do not have any ornaments on them like bows or flowers.
- Next is to find the right print for your pair. You can also use the print from an actual comic book or from Sunday newspaper but the paper will not last long. Therefore, comic fabric will be the right choice and you can get some of this from the comic fabric section of your favorite store.
- Get a pair of sharp scissors that are used for sewing, foam brush, Mod Podge, finishing spray, measuring tape, pattern paper, tacky glue and pins. You will need pattern paper so that you can draw the pattern of your shoes.
Creating the design
- Pin the paper to the shoes and using the pattern paper design your heels by tracing the outline on it. Make sure that you draw outside the line of the shoes because you need to fold the trimmed edges in to the shoes.
- Then create the pattern for both sides of one shoe and for both right and left hand side shoes too and cut out the pattern and label each pattern so that you don’t mix up the shapes while pasting them on the shoes.
- Now put the fabric on a flat surface and place you pattern paper on top of it. Smooth the fabric as much as possible so that you can cut out the closest piece of template with help of a sharp scissors. You can also label the back side of the fabric in the same way as you labeled the pattern so that the patterns and fabric pieces don’t mix up.
- The next step is to cover the the shoes with Mod Podge with help of the foam brush. Use generous amount of it to make sure that the fabric stays on the shoes with ease and don’t start working on both sides of one shoe, start with one side then go to the other so that your Mod Podge does not get dry.
- Take the correct piece of cloth and smooth it out over the side of the shoe that is covered with Mod Podge. Smooth out any creases or air bubbles within the fabric to make it look neater. The over-hanged edges will be tucked in later so you don’t need to worry about them.
- The layer the fabric with Mod Podge to seal the shoe. It will dry clear so don’t worry if the print looks dull and white.
- Do the same on the other side of the shoe and repeat the process with the other shoe and let them dry for many hours preferably overnight.
Fining out the fabric & final touches
- Next up is trimming the excess fabric off from the top and the sides of both shoes. You need to be careful and move slowly because you don’t need to cut excess or unravel the fabric from the shoe.
- On the top line and fold in the overhang fabric using tacky glue.
- In the end you need to spray for finishing to seal off everything and to keep them protected.
- You can use them anywhere you like but don’t go out wearing them in rain because the fabric might get disturbed by the water.
- You can also add a bright colored bow on the top by gluing it.