Making Stuff: Embroidered Converse Shoes

by This is Carrie on March 29, 2010

During a recent online search that had nothing to do with embroidered Chucks, I wandered through cyberspace, chasing links, bouncing between blogs and happened upon these inspirational photos.  I immediately knew what I had to make for my girlfriend’s newly adopted daughter.

Tips for those that might embark on a shoe embroidery project: Use a chenille needle. It’s similar in length to a tapestry needle but has a very sharp point and a larger eye. I used DMC pearl cotton thread which has a nicer finish than regular embroidery floss.  Finally, have a pair of needlenose pliers ready to save your fingertips!


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Allison March 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Those are effing adorable. I was recently on a Chucks kick myself. Made these for a shower.


Brittany March 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm

That’s so cool! I’ve seen some crazy-detailed painted Chucks, too. Back in the day (like, 1994) I took some glow in the dark fabric paint to mine.


Stacy@RedDoorHome March 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm

So cute. My daughter would love a pair of these!


Sara March 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm

As the very happy recipient of these, I LOVE them. I want a pair myself, but I will be satisfied watching Sadie wear them. Thanks to my wonderful Carrie – she never disappoints :)


jennifer March 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. I am SOOOOO in love with these!


Anna March 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

these are the coolest shoes EVER!!! What an awesome gift. I know both my daughters would love these, it’s on my list!


Casey March 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Those are so stinkin’ cute!!!! Oh….I feel the crafty bug…


Erica Hultman March 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

I totally loves these. I am going to do a post on my blog this week for something similar to this!! How fun!!


Sew IT To Me March 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

That is a great idea. Thanks for the tips!


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Randall Cass February 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

I was wondering if you make custom embroidered converes, because I would like a pair made!! :)


Amy September 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

If I send you a pair could you embroider them for my wedding in December? I cannot find anyone to do it.


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