+ Super easy leather shoe strap tutorial

I’ve been seeing a lot of these cut leather strips around shoes these days, and have been dying to try them out on my own. Why buy the shoe with the strap when you can just add one to one you already own? Then technically you an completely change a shoe’s look with just a little piece of leather, giving you a whole new pair of shoes. Oh, I’m in love with leather more and more.

2 buttons
needle and thread
small amount of leather.
rotary cutter and mat (optional)
Instructions (no-sewing machine required):
1. Cut a strip that is 3/4″ wide and 28″ long if you want it to wrap 2x around, if you want it to wrap 3x around, add 14″ more. Add 14″ per extra wrap around. The middle picture in the picture above shows 4 wrap arounds and all the others only show 2 wraps arounds. I used a rotary cutter and mat here to make the strips perfect, but you can use scissors.
2. Sew a button on at one end of each strip with a needle and thread.
3. Snip open the button holes with scissors.
4. I did a few openings so I could adjust the size according to the shoe and the style of how I want the wrap to look.
5. Make sure the button fits.
6. Wrap when the shoe is on and button!
Instead of sewing on a button, glue the ends together, then put on the strap before putting on your shoe. then slide the strap over the shoe.



  1. Great idea. I love it.

  2. So easy and nice!

  3. this is such a great idea! xo


  4. Could you do the same thing with a belt…multilayering it? Great idea!

  5. I think I might just have to give this a try one day when i’m feeling crafty! I love your sweater…That’s an awesome color!


  6. That looks awesome! I am doing this for sure!

  7. Oh, what a great idea!

  8. This is so easy to do! I love the versatility and look of this. Also, the belt idea is a good one if you can find a thrifted one long enough. I’ve posted one photo and a link back to your blog on http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com

  9. great results and I love the leather guide post, as well! I’ve been meaning to make something like these, maybe with studs…
    Flight of Fancy

  10. So easy to make and they look awesome. Great job.
    xx Tanya

  11. ohohohoho love You. it’s great idea.

  12. This is a great idea. Like always. Really, I love your tutorials!
    Nice greets, Anni

  13. please tell me where you got those boots! I have been looking for a pair just like that.

  14. I would just LOVE to know where your sweater is from!