So, finally a detailed DIY for this embroidery trend. Whoop!!!

So here’s a secret, I didn’t use embroidered patches. Yes, yes it’s doable. So I knew I obviously couldn’t find those specific embroidered flower (roses) patches, which is the common design on most of these embroidered pieces, especially the Gucci ones; after thinking it over for a bit, I figured I could use paper or sticker-ish patches instead.So I went to the craft store and found myself a few craft paper pieces, a roll of wrapping paper, washi tape and glue. Now, let me get into the details.

SUPPLIES

  1. Craft paper (or any paper with the desired design on).
  2. Glue (Preferably gel glue that’s quick to dry and doesn’t run).
  3. Pair of scissors.
  4. Washi tape.
  5. Wrapping paper(this was included for variety).

STEPS

  1. Determine how you want to design your shoe, what kind of floral design, how you want it to turn out, etc.
  2. Determine what design you want to make with the washi tape. 
  3. Clean all surfaces of the shoes with a wet cloth and let it dry, so the glue can adhere properly to the shoe surface without dust coming in the way.
  4. Decide exactly where you want each piece of designed craft paper to be, place it on the shoe and decide if you like it there or not. When you’re 100% sure, make a small mark with either a marker or pen.
  5. Now take the cut pieces and apply glue on the back.
  6. Wear the shoe so they expand or curve as they would on your feet. The reason why it’s best to wear the shoes first before applying them is because the body of the shoes might stretch or bend to fit your feet (fit your feet ha! Issa rhyme), and you don’t want to wear it after all the work and have a broken piece from expanding the surface area which you’ve so tightly glued it to. 
  7. Finish with all your pieces and you can let that dry while you apply the washi tape.
  8. So for my shoes, I wanted to completely cover the heels, so I went with using the washi tape all over. Using straight lines horizontally or vertically didn’t work so I went with first vertical and filled the space in between horizontally. I’d advise though to use glue with your washi tape as the glue on washi tape don’t stay on as long as you’d want them to. 
  9. And voila! You’re done. Let it sit and dry properly and you’re ready to wear it that night or the next day or whenever it is you need it. And if you’re creative enough, you can make a DIY that’ll have people thinking it’s actually from Gucci. Haha, it’s very possible. 

THE ALTERNATIVE

Like I promised, I’d suggest suitable alternative(s) for those who are unable to access these patches or craft paper. Find you a durable, thick white printing paper (it doesn’t exactly have to be thick, the wrapping paper I used is very light and it worked. Thick paper would just last longer if it you get caught up in the rain or it somehow gets wet), find a really good printer with good ink. Go online and find the perfect rose/flower or whatever design you want, resize it so you can cut out patches that’ll fit on your shoes and print! When you’re done, you can just follow the previous steps mentioned above. So there you have it! I’d like to see what you come up with when you decide to DIY yours. Please tag me (@tmid_) on Instagram when you do 😀 There’s a post up on how I styled my ‘new’pair of shoes, do check it out (A Fashion Post and A DIY). I hope you loved the details and they were easy to understand. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, I’ll be very happy to help.Enjoy the rest of your week, muah!! 

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