I had seen the below ad on Facebook the other day to win a pair of baseball flats from Khenri.com who does a lot of custom hand-painted work.
If you have seen my other crafty projects, you know that I am a hoarder of crafting supplies so you know I had everything on hand to do this.
I am not a flats girl really, more the casual canvas shoe (or boot girl in the winter)...so of course I had a white pair of canvas (yeah guys, CANVAS - like what art is painted on!) shoes to attempt this on.
Then I looked up images of baseball ball stitching on those interwebs. I decided to go a more "cartoony approach" with mine. Doing it this way means it doesn't have to be perfect.
So I figured out how I wanted the stitching to go and drew that with a pencil and tried to get the other shoe to be similar. Then I started painting the black lines and dots for the red stitches (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LET THE SHOES DRY COMPLETELY BEFORE DOING EACH STEP. I was impatient and tried moving too quickly and the colors would run) then added the red stitches. I ended up tracing around it all with a black sharpie. DONE AND GOOD ENOUGH FOR FREE!
YAY! BASEBALL SHOES!You could put some sort of protective coating on these but I don't know that I will. You still have time to make yours for opening day so GET CRACKING!