Changing the colour of character shoe elastic - tricks?

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Changing the colour of character shoe elastic - tricks?

Postby beccy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:15 am

Hi, my DD is in a show which requires the pink elastic on her character shoes to be black. The elastic on the shoes at the moment has a popper fastening, so I'd rather not just cut it off and replace it later. I thought I'd try to cover it in black ribbon but this has failed as the ribbon won't stretch with the shoes to do up now - duh! I'm sure there must be a way around this but can't think what it is. Please can anyone help? Many thanks...

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Re: Changing the colour of character shoe elastic - tricks?

Postby Shabby » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:38 am

Hi
Done this a few times, pop to hobbycraft or similar and buy black elastic the same width or slightly wider and sew it on top of the pink elastic, just a simple running stitch (not too tight) usually does the trick!
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Re: Changing the colour of character shoe elastic - tricks?

Postby beccy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:21 am

Thanks Shabby will try this - sounds a perfect solution :)

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Re: Changing the colour of character shoe elastic - tricks?

Postby mrs_lovett » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:54 pm

We've used various types of black tape to cover it- seemed to work fine but probably quite temporary!


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