As I spend more and more time shopping for clients as a personal stylist, I can’t help but notice that leather accents are everywhere for fall — shirts, shoes, shorts….you name it….it’s there. So, I thought it’d be fun to dress up a pair of heels after seeing this tribal chic pair made by Sergio Rossi (seen here retailing for over $1200 — yes, you read that right). They’re chic and definitely eye catching! What more can a girl ask for? Tell me what you think.
1. Cut 4 pieces of leather (My bottom two measured 10 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in, and the top two were 10 in x 2 3/4 in — but feel free to make all four the same length if you’d like).
2. Fold your leather in half, wrong side facing out. Then use your rotary cutter to create the fringes. Feel free to use your pen to measure each fringe if you want; I just eyeballed about 1/8 in all the way across. Do this to all four pieces of leather. (Note: Be sure to leave yourself some room and NOT cut the fringes all the way up to the top).
3. I placed the longer fringe piece over the lower ankle strap, and then placed the shorter one on top.
4. Using your needle and thread; make short stitches in the left, right, and then middle of the fringe to hold the casing in place.
5. Here’s a close up of how my 3 stitches look.