Welcome to Day 2 of Shoe Week!! We are celebrating our love of cute shoes this week and doing 3 easy and fun Shoe Refashions! Yesterday I shared my Lace and Bow Flat Refashion and today I have a fun and cute DIY Sketchy Penny Loafer to show off!
These cute loafers are so comfy to wear – but they needed a little something extra. They were just a bit too plain for me. I love the look of “sketchy” accessories – and by that I mean cute accessories that have design elements that are drawn on – rather than accessories you wouldn’t want to meet down a dark alley. In case that needed clarifying.
These took only about a half hour to do and I love them so much more now! I think the drawing really adds a fun element to them.
This is maybe the easiest tutorial ever – but here goes. :)
- A pair of loafers – I picked mine up cheap on Amazon
- A sharpie that coordinates or contrasts with your shoes
- measuring tape
Here’s the shoes I started out with – cute but a little plain.
Start by sketching out your design with a light pencil. You might have to squint a bit to see it in this photo. Draw out the design first on paper, just to work out the details you wan to add. Also – I drew the design on the first shoe and then measured the design dimensions to reduplicate it on the second shoe – but you can measure it out on the first too if you’d like.
Start with the design towards the top of the shoe and work down – so you’re not resting your hand on the design. Less chance of smudging.
I used a thin sharpie and went over the lines twice. It made the lines brighter and gave me a little more control on how it turned out.
Once you finish one shoe, measure where all your lines are then sketch out the design on your other shoe. Remember to reverse the design if you need to so it looks right on the other shoe. Then all you have to do is draw it in!
I’m not sure how these will hold up in the rain – but I wouldn’t wear them out when it’s wet anyway, since they’re so light.
Aren’t they fun?? They’re not perfect but I think that adds to the cute sketchy look of them.
Here are a few more shoe refashions to check out!