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Dressing Up Shoes

Give your plain-Jane espadrilles some summer shine with pretty ribbons.


  1. Step 1

    Cut a strip to fit across the vamp. Using fabric glue, "hem" the cut edges to create neat ends. Then glue to shoe, and let dry.

  2. Step 2

    To add ties to the back, cut a length of sturdy ribbon (such as grosgrain or canvas) that's long enough to wrap around your lower leg twice and be tied into a bow.

  3. Step 3

    Fold it in half, and sew the fold to the top of the heel.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2007