10 February 2010

Take Care of Your Shoes


Today I've got another idea to re-purpose old socks.

Like these ankle socks suffering from elasticity issues.

Just stuff each sock with fiber fill.

Then sew the ends shut.

Embellish with ribbons & loops.

And use them as shoe trees to preserve their shape!

The loops are especially helpful to pull out the
shoe trees from shoes like oxfords
& boots.

Enjoy your day!

17 comments:

  1. Those are the cutest shoe trees I've seen. I love the bows on the loops... your stuff always looks so finished (I have a problem completing the finishing details on projects so you inspire me to try and get those cute details done) :)

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  2. wow this is genius! thanks for the awesome post!!

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  3. Thanks a bunch Lisa & Virginia! :)

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  4. Holy brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. What a great idea!!! I featured your tutorial out on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-set-of-shoe-forms-from-socks/2010/02/11/

    --Anne

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  6. I need to make these for all my misshapen flats.

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  7. Hi Anne! Thanks for sharing my recycling idea!

    Hello You Are My Fave! Have fun making your shoe trees!

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  8. How cool! You have the cutest lil' sock ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. So glad you like the sock projects Miss Mad Sewing Love! Thanks for visiting :)

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  10. These adorable shoe trees would be so perfect for protecting your shoes when packing for a trip. Does anyone besides me think that shoe tree is a funny word?

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  11. Thanks Glenda! I know, "shoe tree" is a funny word :)

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