Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHello again, it’s Brynde from The Ribbon Retreat. I’m so excited to be participating in this Oh Boy! Series.
I can’t think of a better time to be expecting a little boy!

Today I’ll be showing you how to make fast & easy Ribbon Shoe Laces.

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThe supplies I used are listed below.
Shoe Lace Tips
Embossing Heat Tool

Lets get started!

Where I’m making laces for baby shoes, I used ¼” ribbon. I’m sure bigger sizes of ribbon would be just fine for bigger sized shoes.

Cut four 1” pieces from the strand of Shoe Lace Tip tubing.

Take out the old shoe laces and measure your ribbon next to them. I cut my ribbon about 8” longer than the existing shoe laces.

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCut your ribbon at a steep angle so it will feed through the tubing easier.

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogOnce you’ve fed the ribbon through the tubing, apply a little E6000 to secure the ribbon. A toothpick worked great for this. Pull your ribbon through so the angled part is out all the way and trim the end.

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogUse an embossing heat tool to shrink the tubing around the ribbon. Watch your fingers…It gets really hot! Keep the heat moving until it shrinks. If you leave it in one spot too long, you can burn a hole through the tubing.

If you don’t have an embossing tool, I’ve seen this done with a lighter or candle. It’s a little harder to control the shrinking in an even manner, but it’s another option.

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTrim off the very end of the shoe lace tip and heat seal the ribbon with a lighter.

Repeat these steps for the other 3 ends of the ribbon shoe laces.

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThere you have it! Now just lace up your shoes and your little one is set!

Ribbon Shoe Lace Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThink of all the shoes you can make over! Or… frayed shoe laces you can repair. Have fun creating!

Until next time,

How awesome is that? So simple yet so fun and eye catching! I am so excited to make a few pairs of these super cute laces for my little peeps! Thank you Brynde for once again sharing your amazing talents with us. Brynde is a terrific team member, and she is so kind and wonderful to work with. She has shared some wonderful tutorials with us…need a refresher? Check out these other fun projects by Brynde!

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The Ribbon Retreat has ALL of your crafting supplies to complete your Back To School, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects. Come and check out our new ribbon, flowers, gems, and resins…AND don’t forget to check out ournew fabric. We have new products coming in weekly. You are going to love it all…and it’s just in time for all of your Holiday crafting….yep I said it, Holiday crafting. Wow! Where has this year gone? What do you have planned for your Holiday crafts? Tell us all about it and help us get inspired.

Happy Creating!
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  1. Janica
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Brynde! You are so clever! I LOVE the idea of making ribbon shoe laces:) Great tutorials!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 9, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Janica! Thank you for your comment! Brynde is amazing huh!! These are so so fun! Have a good day Janica! Michelle 🙂

  2. mary castillo
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    ! Fantástico ! es muy fácil de hacer, gracias por las sugerencias, Bendiciones

  3. Abby S
    Posted September 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Where did you purchase the tubing at?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:30 am | Permalink

      Hi Abby! Thank you so much for your question. You can actually purchase the Shoe Lace Tips here at The Ribbon Retreat for $1.75/yard. Click HERE to find them. Thank you again Abby and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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