DIY Embroidered Loafers
I feel like "Gucci Dupes" should really be the name of a rap song. That is why I didn't name this post "DIY Gucci Dupes," because I am nowhere near as cool as a rapper and I don't have any intention to try to be.
The moment I first saw a pair of Princetown leather loafers with rose applique I knew I had to find a way to work this fun trend into my wardrobe. I love the look of the shoe. How classic it is - and how it brings added flare to an outfit while still feeling classic. A pair of these bad boys straight from the Gucci box will cost you $750, and splurging on an item that may one day fall deeply out of style is never something I would suggest. (Even though I am going to ring true to myself on this one and say you do you. Spend those bills if you wish.) So I decided to turn this item from my style wish list into a super simple DIY.
Here's what you need:
The products linked above are exactly what I used, but feel free to make this DIY your own! Don't box yourself in by only using this style loafer or only floral patches. There are tons of great options out there, and E6000 will seriously get the job done.
If you are living somewhere where E6000 isn't available (this is a very strong glue, and some states don't allow it to be sold), and strong clear flexible fabric glue will work - but I do recommend the E6000.
Keep scrolling for steps and tips!
- Begin by wiping off the top of your shoes to ensure there isn't anything to get in the way of the glue connecting with the fabric of the shoe.
- Next, practice arranging your patches on the top of the shoe. The patches on the Gucci shoes go under the gold hardware on the shoes, and I think this is a really nice look. I recommend giving it a try.
- After your know how to want your patches arranged, apply glue to the patch and return it to its position. Make sure the whole patch has been pressed down firmly.
- After all your patches have been placed, allow the glue to set overnight.
Don't worry about being able to see a little of the glue after it has been applied. It will dry clear. Also, because the glue dries clear, don't be afraid to slide the patch into the perfect position even after the glue has come in contact with the shoe. No one will ever notice.
I hope you love this DIY! If you do (or don't), let me know in the comments below!