Fun Fabric Shoelaces

Hi! I’m Kathleen, from Fearlessly Creative Mammas and I am so happy to be a new contributor here at Busy Moms Helper. I blog with my sister about crafts, diy, recipes and family. We have a lot of fun over there and I hope you will come by and see us! Today I’m going to share with you a fun way to add some personality to your shoes with these fantastic Fun Fabric Shoelaces!

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

Your kids would love these too. They are easy to make and pretty quick as well. It took me a little longer to make these than it should have because I just moved and I couldn’t find my fabric or thread. You would think that with all of the fabric I have (there’s a lot) I would have been able to find what I was looking for. Nope. It was like a needle in a haystack. Have you ever seen fabric shoelaces? If not, today is the day you do!

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

This is what my shoelaces looked like before I changed them out. I truly hate it when I’m tying my shoes and the laces break. It usually happens when I’m in a hurry and you know, I don’t keep spare laces at home. Do you? The first thing I did was take the laces out of my shoes and measure them, so I made the new laces long enough. My laces were 40 inches long.

Cut a piece of fabric the length of your laces, 40 inches in this case, and 2 1/2 inches wide. You don’t want to go wider or they won’t fit in your shoes. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and iron it. Then cut it on the fold. (This is a great way to use some scraps.)

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

For each piece, fold in each side, to the middle.

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

Next, fold it in half. Then iron and pin it to hold it in place.

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

Finally, you sew each lace, all the way lengthwise, being sure to get each layer. When you start and end each lace, fold the lace in half so you are making a more narrow end. This will make it a lot easier to lace the shoes. You only need it to be the smaller size right on the ends, like regular laces.

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

I really love my new laces. And did you see the inside of my shoes? They almost match! These are so much fun!

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

I think kids would really love to have laces in their favorite colors or characters too. Don’t you?  You can also make some for each holiday, to show your holiday spirit! You might be making lots of laces. Have fun with it! Who are you making your first pair of laces for?

Fun Fabric Shoelaces

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Kathleen Clegg

Owner/Publisher/Creator at Fearlessly Creative Mammas
I live in Southeast Idaho with my wonderfully supportive husband. We have three grown kids and three beautiful grandkids. I love to spend time with my family, travel, create recipes, craft, sew, camp, hike and take photos. I’ve been blogging at Fearlessly Creative Mammas since April 2012, but blogging in general since February 2011 on Pebble Pirouette. My favorite place to be is the beach and although I own a home in Idaho and land in Alaska, I truly hate the cold.
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10 Responses to “Fun Fabric Shoelaces”

    • Thank you. I’m pretty sure I will never throw scraps away again after this. Have a great weekend.

  • So cute Kathleen! I have honestly never thought about making my own shoe laces! But, seriously, if you had extra fabric on hand, why not? And they can be whatever pattern you want.

    • I know! So much potential to show your personality! Your girls would love them!

  • As a teacher so many of my students have shoelaces that are too short, worn out, etc. Thsi is such a great idea! I’m totally planning on putting some new shoelaces in some of my students shoes using this fun idea.

    • Great idea! I hope they love them so much!! Thanks for teaching those kiddos too! Happy Summer to you.

  • These are so stinking adorable! This would be fun to do with all of my daughters fabric scraps so she has fun shoe laces to change it up whenever she feels like it! I am so excited about this 🙂
    If you havent done so..I would love for you to stop by and link this up at Totally Terrific Tuesday 🙂
    Happy Cinco De Mayo 🙂
    Jess
    LiveRandomlySimple

    • Thanks so much. I hope your daughter makes lots of laces to change things up!! Have a great weekend.

  • I’m loving this! I’m always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother’s Day! Lou Lou Girls

    • Thanks so much! I’m so glad you like them. Thanks for the party too!! Kathleen

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