How to recreate Jimmy Choo heels with just $70

You’re lusting over that pair of gorgeous designer shoes. Your mind says yes but your bank account says no. Fret not. The Frugalista, aka SIMONE HENG, is here to help

The Frugalista Guest Columnist: Simone Heng
The Frugalista Guest Columnist: Simone Heng
07 Oct 2015

The Frugalista Guest Columnist: Simone Heng

SIMONE HENG is 8 DAYS’ guest columnist for a new DIY series, The Frugalista. If there’s anyone who can find creative ways to get more bang for her buck, it’s the 31-year-old Class 95FM DJ. The self-professed Frugalista is a DIY aficionado with such a knack for crafting, she set up a DIY blog (www.diynamicstyle.com) that’s brimming with DIY hacks and tutorials for designer-inspired clothes, accessories, and even homeware.
 

DIY DIY must try
DIY DIY must try
07 Oct 2015

DIY DIY must try

THE PROJECT:
Jimmy Choo Lilyth tulle bow heels from www.jimmychoo.com: €695 (S$1,100)

Charles and Keith heels, $60; Spotlight fabric, $10: Total $70

YOU’LL NEED: Two pieces of red tulle (each measuring 1m x 20cm), fabric scissors, needle, red thread, red heels with an ankle strap 70

TO START: Take one piece of the 1m x 20cm tulle fabric, fold in half, and cut it width-wise down the centre to create two equal-sized pieces each measuring 50cm x 20cm.

The Steps
The Steps
07 Oct 2015

The Steps

1. Fold one piece of fabric in a cupboard fold. This means taking the extreme ends of the fabric and making the two ends meet in the centre, overlapping by 2 to 3cm.

2. Thread your needle and thread, then sew over and under and over and under through the overlapping section. Draw it tight to form a bow. Leave the needle and thread still attached to the bow you have created.

The Steps
The Steps
07 Oct 2015

The Steps

3. Make a V-shape with the other strip of fabric remaining.

4. Take the thread from the bow you created and loop it through the point of the V-shaped piece.

The Steps
The Steps
07 Oct 2015

The Steps

5. Attach the bow to the V-shaped piece with a few stitches and knot it and cut the thread.

6. Cut the ends of the V-shape which now form the ends of your bow to your desired length.
 

The Steps
The Steps
07 Oct 2015

The Steps

7. With the remaining scrap fabric, cut a 3cm x 15cm strip.

8. Use this strip to attach the centre of your bow to your shoe. This way, you can opt to wear the shoes bow-less again by detaching the bow easily. Repeat this process for the other shoe and you’ll have a gorgeous pair of designer-inspired shoes.

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