DIY Jean Shoes!

This site is awesome!! Learn how to turn this pile of jeans into shoes!!

Hey everyone! I had this crazy idea when I saw a pair of jean high-tops that were really pricey – What if I could create my own shoes out of jeans??

I couldn’t find any tutorials on how to do it, so I did it myself! Here’s how:


First, you will need:

1 pair of jeans

2 soles from a pair of flip flops

Super Glue

Sewing Machine

Let’s Get Started! 

First, You need to measure your foot. Trace your foot with a marker – you will want to leave about 1/4 of an inch extra, but not too much so it’s too big.

How to Make Jean Shoes

Now, cut out the outline and make another outline for the other foot and cut that out as well.

DIY Jean Shoes

Then, we are going to cut out 2 pockets from the pair of jeans – this will be the top of our shoe! You also want a piece of the cuff of the jeans, this will be the sides and backs of the jeans.

DIY Denim Shoes

Then, Take your pocket and your base and sew them together, marking first where you want it to be, like so:

How to make your own shoes for cheap


Then, sew the 2 pieces together.

How to Make Denim Shoes

Awesome! Now you want to sew the back of the “cuff” on. Be sure it is a long enough piece to reach the pocket at the top!

How to make kid shoes


Now that this is done, it should look something like this:

How to make your own jean shoes



Perfect! Now do the same to the other shoe, so now you have two shoes!!

how to make your own shoes using flip flops

Cut off straps on the flip flops. Then, super glue the bottoms of the flip flops onto the shoe, now you have support!

how to on kids shoes

Yay! I added some final touches, like some flowers, but it’s not necessary!

Here is the final product!

How you can make your own shoes

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This site is awesome!! Learn how to turn this pile of jeans into shoes!!

XOXO, Colby


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  1. Great idea! Teenagers would love to create this!
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  2. What a clever repurposing project! Love the added rosettes!
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  3. What a clever idea. They are so cute!
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  4. Love the flowers you added! Very creative!

  5. What a fun project idea! I think my little girl would enjoy doing something like this – and it gives me another use for old jeans 🙂
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