I'm a total sucker for shoes with fringe, even the ugliest of shoes is somehow charming to me with fringe. So I decided to give it a go and try and make fringe that I could add to make all my already awesome shoes just a little bit better!
Supplies needed: ♥ pinking shears ♥ scissors ♥ hold punch ♥ vinyl (or leather) ♥ a pair shoes

Use the photo below to make sure you have the right kind of shoes as some kinds are not suitable to add this fringe too.
The flaps (for lack of a better word, I'm no shoe expert!) that the laces tie into need to be not connected. In the first picture you can see where the flaps are attached at the bottom to the shoe, in photo number two you'll see that they are not connected. Basically you just need to be able to insert something from the bottom of that area for them to be the correct kind of shoe for this tutorial.

Got the right shoes now? Here's how to add some fancy removable fringe!
1 // Unlace your shoes and measure how wide the area is at the bottom of your lace flaps and how long the tongue is, add 1 inch or so to the length for fringe then cut out a piece of vinyl using those measurements.
2 // After it's cut make sure the piece fits and trim, if necessary.
3 // Using your pinking shears cut just enough off that you're able to get the pretty little zig-zag design. After that's done, using regular scissors, cut one inch up each one of the peaks made by the pinking shears.
4 // Insert the vinyl piece back in the shoe and use a marker to mark your bottom holes. Make sure to make both of the shoes the same!
5 // Punch holes where you marked in the previous step.
6 // Put your shoe lace through the vinyl piece as shown in the photo, with the laces coming out the front.
7 // Lace up your fancy new shoes and enjoy!!
grey shoes pre-fringe c/o Blowfish & heart tights from ebay.

Some tips and ideas!
Try different lengths for a different look! A shorter fringe would be less eye catching and more like secret pizazz!
♥ Use a contrasting color fringe to add a bold pop to your shoe! 
♥ Make multiple fringes in different colors to make black shoes coordinate with any outfit! This fringe only takes a few minutes to make.

Let me know if make some removable fringe for your shoes, I'd love to see a photo!
xoxo


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41 Comments

  1. You are such a little smarty pants my friend. I saw this in person on your shoes but i'm even more impressed after learning how you did it!

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  2. Such a wonderful idea! It really does change the whole shoes making it even cuter than before. Thanks Kaylah for the DIY this one I really want to try!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

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  3. Such a cute idea! I'll be checking all my brogues tonight...

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  4. i don't have shoes like that but i really love your diy!!! great idea and quite easy to make! really love the idea! :)

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  5. That is so fantastic...thanks so much for sharing with us! :) -Lo

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  6. Just found your blog, love it! I am in need of the heart tights!!!
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  7. This is such a cool idea! I love funky and adorable diys. :)

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  8. Love it. Pinned instantly. Now I have to check for shoes...

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  9. This might have just blown my mind. Can't wait to try it!

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  10. oooh. I love this! I have the perfect pair of shoes to try this out on.

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  11. That's such a cute idea. Never would have thought of it. Good way to get more looks out of your shoes!

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  12. you call it fringe, i call it a tiny moustache. doesn't it look like your shoes have a moustache now?? hehe.

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  13. BEST TUTORIAL EVER!

    I am definitely going to try this.

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  14. What a great instructions! Absolutely gonna try these! Thank you and merry christmas! x

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  15. Aren't you the cutest and cleverest! (yep, making up words again). Truly, a fantastic idea!

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  16. Those look so cute! Nice idea.

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    xo Emma

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  17. it's a really good idea and a good DIY ! I'm totaly boring to see kind of "4 years old" DIY... yours is adapted for creativ woman, fashion and original ! thank you :)

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  18. This is genius Kaylah! They look adorable. You are so clever!

    Katie x

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  19. This is so cute! Your ideas are all so creative!

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  20. this is too adorable, and perfect! I love this idea.

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  21. that's great and very cute! <3

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  22. Ohh, this is so incredibly wonderful! I'm slightly obsessive over all things fringed and tasseled! <3 <3 <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  23. WOW! those are so very awesome! What a neat idea! Sorry I am slacking on sending the pretty mushroom needlepoint. I'd really like to make a bow tie for you with it! What do you think? :D I'm trying to decide on a color !

    love, polly

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  24. Oh wow!! This idea is so cool!! I'll need to get crafty rand makes one weekend!! I have a few brogues hanging around to add fringe too :)

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  25. This is too adorable!!

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  26. That's flat out fantastic! I love this DIY. Kaylah - you rock the Kasbah :)
    Luvluv
    Sway xx

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  27. The fringe totally transforms your shoes! It is sooo cute! I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Kaylah, you are AWESOME. Seriously. I want to try this so bad. I just need to find a pair of perfect shoes to add fringe too!

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  29. Now this....is an amazing idea! I have the perfect pair of blue brogues from Modcloth that need a little pop of red I think!!
    toni xo

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  30. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing - I have the perfect shoes to try this on:)

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  31. OMG! What a fantastic way to dress up a pair of shoes with original DIY flair - you are so creative! Fantastic!!!

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  32. This is an AMAZING DIY. I'm going to make a million - I love that it's temporary.

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  33. great idea!
    I will try it on my new black shoes...will see if i manage to do it as good as you.

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  34. Now il will have to try this on my own pair of shoes

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  35. Wow! It's awesome blog post here.... really very interesting for reading.....

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