Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY Leather Ankle Cuff / Strap

I have been ogling the Isabel Marant's Gava heels for a while now but they aren't in the budget.  I love the thick ankle strap and decided to make my own.  Here's how I did it:

* Faux leather or vinyl (find this at your local craft/bead store or cut up an old flimsy belt)
* Velcro
* Scissors
 Cut your faux leather as thick as you'd like. After cutting one, trace the other and cut.

Measure around your ankle to ensure the length is good.
Measure out your velcro pieces, just slightly less wide than your strap.

Attach the rough pieces of velcro to the outside of your leather.
Attach the fuzzy side to the underside.


If you have straps already on your shoes, you could wear both together for a different look...

Or cut some suede cord and wrap it around...

Don't forget to try pairing your new leather ankle straps with various shoes...


sharon lei said...

What a great and simple DIY!! :)

xx Love & Aloha

Schnelle said...

Great idea! It can spice up any pair of heels.

Jamie said...

So cute! I never would have thought of this. I'm not one for being so creative. :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

okay- that is too good and wayyyy too cute. I never would have marked that as a DIY! Ever!


So unique. I may have to make those myself. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Now following.

jessbuurman said...

i love to wear high heels in each and in every style which makes our look very sexier in walk.. with alot confidence..!!

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