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Mod Podge Shoes

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Item #CS11218
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home. As a sealer, machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle after 72 hours. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Flat Closed Toe Shoes
Light-Weight Cotton Fabric (less than 1/2 yard)
Foam Paintbrush
Non-Stick Scissors
Thin Soutache Trim (enough to fit around each shoe)
Fabric Glue
Tiny Gems


  1. Clean the shoes of any dirt or oils. Remove any embellishments.
  2. Cut a square of fabric to fit each shoe.

    To figure out the amount needed place one shoe on a piece of scrap fabric, wrap the fabric around the shoe so that it goes all the way around the sole, heel and toe. Trim the fabric to make a pattern. Add two inches to the height and width of the pattern. Use the widened pattern to cut the squares for each shoe.
  3. Apply fabric Mod Podge to the toe and down one side of the shoe.
  4. Place the fabric evenly over the shoe. Press the fabric into the Mod Podge and smooth the fabric with your finger.
  5. Use your nail to push the fabric into the seam near the sole.
  6. Continue to add Mod Podge to the shoe until you get to the back seam.
  7. Trim the edge of the fabric to match the back seam.
  8. Apply Mod Podge to the other side of the shoe.
  9. When you get to the heel, overlap the fabric over the seam, trim the edge straight and seal with Mod Podge.
  10. Remove the sealed open area of the shoe by trimming away the fabric and clipping the curves.
  11. Use Mod Podge to glue the clipped flaps to the inside of the shoe.
  12. Use fabric glue to attach rhinestones to the toe area and soutache trim to the shoe to heel seam.
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