I bought these Converse trainers/sneakers/tekkies about two years ago with the intention to paint on them but, never got round to them and eventually forgot about it. That was until I got the book Small Stash Sewing by Melissa Averinos from the yummygoods blog. In the book, Melissa showed a pattern to make shoelaces from fabric and I just had to give it a go. I wrote a bit more about Melissa and her book here when I recently met her in London.
I did not plan the painting as I just wanted to paint freely and see what happens. I am pretty happy with the result even if it is a very colourful and hippie-like. If you know me by now, in my world, colour is good.
Once I've finished the hand painting on the one shoe, I had to replicate it on the other. Once the shoes were done, I made the shoelaces according to Melissa's instructions which were very clear and it turned out to be a quick and easily little project.