Pink Polka Dot tennis shoes
I saw this idea on how to dye canvas tennies here and decided I wanted to give it a try, but I was worried that if I dyed the shoes that it would be difficult to match it with anything else, so I decided that I would dye an old t-shirt too!! Now I have a new outfit with shoes to match!
So does anyone else want to make a new outfit?I bought these shoes at Wally World for $5.00! I had the t-shirt and decided to buy the Kelly Green liquid dye.Remove the laces from the shoes before you start. I did mine all together in this big pot on my stove. You can use your washing machine if you have a top loader, mine is a front loader so I had to do it on the stove. Just follow the directions on the package. (I only needed half of the bottle so now I need to figure out something else to dye). I did not let mine soak for as long as it said, just keep checking for how dark you want the color to be.
When you have achieved the color that you want then wash them in your washing machine. I ran mine through twice just to be on the safe side and then I did not have to wash out the washer either!Here is what they looked like. I really liked the color! And I love that the white trim and the soles do not take the dye. How cute is that!I sewed a piece of elastic on the inside of the shoes, just to help hold them on. I am not sure this step is necessary and if you are going to use your laces, you obviously don’t need the elastic. I just hand sewed the elastic to the inside seam on each side so it does not show on the outside.So what do you think?I love that I got a new outfit for under $10!Now I think that perhaps I need a pink set…and maybe a yellow one…or perhaps red for the 4th of July!!! What do you think?!
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