(Closed) Is this something I could "DIY"?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not sure about DIY’ing, but you could take them to a seamstress and I’m sure they could do it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes. I’ve done that before when I was like 15 lol. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

you can totally do this. you would need to find the right pair of heels for it though. If you got a REALLY strong glue, we are talking aircraft epoxy variety (which isnt too hard to find) remove the insole on either side where you want the strap and slide the elastic ribbon under it. glue in place, let dry for a day or two and try them out. If it doesn’t work it is easy enough to remove the straps becuase you haven’t messed with the out sdie of the shoe. if it doesn’t work take them to a cobbler, if you have one in town, or a leather worker would be able to manage too. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

@peachacid:  The picture has one of each heel height

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could find a place that does shoe repair and see if they’d be able to sew a strap on.  The guy who fixes the tips of my pointy shoes and replaces broken straps on other shoes does miracles, so I bet a good shoe place could do it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would take the shoes to a cobbler before a seamstress. It shouldn’t cost too much & they usually have the extra leather etc you would need to make the strap. 

I guess you could DIY it but having seen my grandmother work with leather it’s not easy or simple work!

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