DIY : lace-up ballet flats

by - July 28, 2016



I am totally in love with anything laceup, heels, flats,  wedges, name it. They look so stylish and classy. I have been dreaming and fantasising of owning one for such a long time. So you can imagine the speed with which I clicked on a post about making your own lace-up heels on tracycharles.com and got inspiration to try it out with a pair of black flats I already had. This tutorial is really simple, quick and produces outstanding results. Your flats go from 0 -100 in a matter of minutes, you can do this with high heeled pumps as well. If you want to know how I made these lace up ballet flats above, just keep reading

So the items you will need:
  1. Flats that you don't mind punching wholes in
  2. A pair of laces that matches the colour of your shoes (you can also use matching twine)
  3. Measuring tape or metre rule
  4. Hole puncher or a pair of scissors
  5. Pen
  6. Pencil
  7. Decoration piece (optional) , I used some pearls from an old necklace 





Now let's get started:

Punching the Holes: 

You can be creative and do this how ever you want. Some lace-ups have so many crisscrosses while others have less depending on the number of holes you punch and the length of your lace. I went with a lot of crisscrosses cause I like it that way. I punched 5 holes , one at the top (toe section)  and two on either sides of the shoe. First, you want to mark where you like your holes to be with a pen and use a pencil to make sure the holes on either sides are symmetrical (on a straight line). Then I used the scissors to punch in the holes where I had made the marks(a hole puncher will be much more easier).








Lacing Up: 

Take one of the laces, start at the hole made at the top and make a knot with the lace through that hole by looping. From there, take both sides of the lace and lace up the remaining holes going from the inside. When you get to your ankle, you can wrap it around as any times as you want depending on how long the lace is and finally tie a bow at the back or front of your ankle.  And that is all! Your lace-ups are ready!







In case you are wondering, I used the tape to measure 1 cm for the hole at the top (toe section), you don't have to, you can use your discretion if you prefer.




 

Yes, it is actually that simple. Please let me know if you tried this and what the outcome was in the comment section. Also,  feel free to ask any question about the DIY. I would love to hear from you. Until the next post, hugs!!

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