I’ve been pretty obsessed with my TOMS booties lately. And, as evidence to how much I’ve worn them, one of my shoe laces was almost completely worn through. Instead of going out and buying regular ol’ shoe laces, I decided to DIY some. I think these DIY ribbon shoe laces make my shoes look extra special – perfect for a lovely Valentines dinner at my favorite local restaurant, Fruition. (hint, hint Andy!)

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Want to jazz up your shoes too? It’s super easy! Here’s the scoop.

Materials

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Instructions

One: Pull the shoe laces out of the shoes and cut two pieces of ribbon to the length of the laces. Add additional length as desired. I added a couple of extra inches to my ribbon since I wanted really full bows. For mine, the length of each ribbon was 30 inches.

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Two: Pull the ribbon through the eye of the darning needle. I found that a good trick is to just pull one corner through first and then the rest will easily follow.

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Three: Lace the shoe with the ribbon. Repeat for other shoe.

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Four: Once the shoes are laced, cut the ends of the ribbons at an angle.

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Five: Apply Fray Check to the ends of the ribbon so the ribbon won’t fray.

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Six: Once the Fray Check has dried, put on your new shoes and tie a gorgeous bow!

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

DIY Ribbon Shoe Laces Tutorial at Sewbon.com

Photo Credit: Laura Murray Photography