New Laces

I love my Converse shoes, especially in gray because they work with everything I wear.

But the boring white shoelaces they came with have been bugging me. So I decided to make my own, using the project in Melissa’s book. Easy peasy! I got to use our heat tool to shrink the plastic tubing around the ends so they thread through the grommets easier.

I used this fabulous fabric… sigh… more love!

Here’s what my shoes look like now:

Much better!

Since I use my USB drive all the time to save projects for my Photoshop class, I also made a lanyard for that so I wouldn’t forget it. I used the same pattern for the shoelaces, but sewed the ends together to make a continuous strips.

I used an older print from Amy Butler’s Lotus collection that I’m not that crazy about anymore, just in case this idea didn’t work the way I planned.

These laces were so easy that I’m thinking about what else I can use them for so I have an excuse to make a couple more.