Step 1: The Blankets and Sneakers... a Nice Match
I kept looking for a way to use them, and I found a perfect way to upcycle them when I bought a $10 pair of white and pink High top Converse at a Salvation Army for $4.99.
Step 2: Cutting, Piecing and Gluing the Mexican Blankets
Then, I cut the ends of the rugs and started the piecing process. I wanted those diamond shapes to be on the outside of the sneakers.
The tongue got decorated with glued-on striped parts of the mini blankets.
Of course, I had to make sure that the Converse "Chuck Taylor" logo wasn't covered.
Here's the inner parts, with stripes all lining up to make sure that the logo is not covered.
Here's the heel end, after having the gray and off-white striped pieces being glued on.
Step 3: Embroider the Mexican Blanket Patches
I embroidered up and down up and down the tongue. I used a blanket stitch around the edges.
I sewed up all the patches all together. I wanted it all to have that patchy feeling.
Here's the inner side, with the embroidery stitches up down and all around.
Step 4: Lace Up the Sneakers and Show Off the Embroidery
Just poke a hole through the blanket, and then push the new laces through....
Here's the finished product..... Front view.
The inner side...
The outer side.....
Ta-dah! Saint Salvage strikes again!