DIY: Cut up and Dotted Sneakers

by Maria

Fashion DIYs are back! With summer holidays I'm having more time for crafts; it's a task that relaxes me a lot so these months you'll see many tutorials to customize your garments and give a second chance to some of the clothes you have forgotten at the bottom of your wardrobe. Let's start with an upcycling of the classic Superga sneakers.


- Sneakers

- Cutter

- Scissors

- Felt-tip pen

- Pencil with rubber

- Acrylic Paint

- Satin ribbon

Start by marking with the felt-tip pen the part of the sneaker you want to cut up. I've done it in parts delimited by seams, so the cuts are more defined and less frayed. Do the same pattern in both sneakers. Carefully, start cutting up these parts with the cutter, the scissors can be used to smoothen the cuts.

The rubber of the pencil is going to be used as a stamp to create dots all over the sneakers surface. Put some acrylic paint on a plain surface and dab the pencil on it. Now it is all about stamping and stamping again and again untill you gave the pattern you want. From time to time, clean the surface of the rubber to make sure the dots are stamped clearer. As the sneakers are difficult to iron and heat is needed to stick the paint to the fabric, using a hairdryer is a good solution. The final touch is given by using satin ribbons as shoe laces. Do you like the result? I'm loving them!♥

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  • Ann Ann on May 05, 2022

    I thought they look great except did not like the cut outs! Would do it without them! Loved the idea of the ribbon laces grosgrain would work really well too. So many different ribbons to chose from!

  • Telida Telida on May 30, 2023

    Brilliant "feet" breathing idea

    Loved it ...