Black Stappy Flat Tutorial - One CrafDIY Girl

DIY Strappy Black Flat

With uses both casual and professional, this romantic style has frequented storefronts all summer. I found these flats sadly tucked in the land of forgotten shoes, which, as for most, is underneath my bed. Used once for an interview with a boring, black suit, I figured they deserved a second life. On my way out the door, I felt my outfit was missing some delicate details. Luckily, this DIY was quick and rewarding – Up-cycling shoes is not only budget-friendly, but it also can take the work out of breaking in a beautiful shoe, making more happy days together.


Black flats

3 yards of elastic cording


STEP 1: First, cut your elastic cording in half, so you will have two 1.5 yard pieces.

STEP 2: Using a needle, poke a hole in the desired area. Widen the hole with scissors by twisting lightly.

STEP 3: Pinch sides together to ensure an even lace.

Pairs well with red lipstick, autumn strolls, and posing in your empty apartment.

xo Mashcrafty

& if you’re not crafty like me you can get this look: here / here / here

Made while listening to George Winston on vinyl

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  • Jeanne Jeanne on Jul 12, 2021

    Good idea for upgrading the flats. It's hard to see in the 'after' picture - did you tie them on the arch or make knots in the cord to make it fixed?

  • Beth Davis Beth Davis on Mar 15, 2022

    Can you submit a clearer "after" pic? I would love to clearly see them finished.