elastic laces

This is what you do when you're lazy and you want to buy your two year old cute shoes with laces, but you don't want to tie them for him two hundred times a day.
{sorry some of the pic's are blurry, I was trying to do this with a two year old and a puppy running circles around me... guess I shouldn't have been working on the floor}

1. You'll need some elastic and a needle and thread.

2. I cut my elastic about a foot long and Jackson wears a size 8 shoe. You may need to adjust the length for bigger sizes.

3. Thread the elastic through the holes like this:

4. And then like this:

5. Keep going and end up like this:

6. Then take the "tongue" and pull it through the middle of the elastic:

7. Your shoe should look like this:

8. Now you're going to stitch the two ends of elastic together. Make sure you stitch well so it won't come apart when you stretch it open for those chubby toes. (Jackson has really wide and chubby feet)

And there you have it! Cute chucks without the laces! Like my model's cute chubby legs?


Meagan said...

Stacey..you are like a the domestic queen..crafty and brilliant!

Tara Lynne said...

I LOVE your models cute lil' chubby legs:)

Adriana said...

Love it! You're so creative! ;)

Natasha said...

Is it bad that I want to do that to my converse?!? SUCH a good idea! Definitely let me know when you make the baby pants too, I'm excited to see them (:

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

This morning I was cursing the laces on my 5 year old boy's converse!! I threatened to only buy velcro shoes from now on.....you have saved my son's favorite shoes, and my sanity!


Anonymous said...

Love it. Gonna try it out! Thanks!

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