Hi Damsels!

As always, the fascinating Ankara fabric can be used for a variety of fashion and design purposes. For instance, you can use it to renovate your outfits and turn old shoes into pretty new ones, once you learn how to make Ankara shoes. The fabric is essential for African fashion and this DIY project can help you stay tuned and trendy at all times. It’s just a matter of changing the looks of either your old or new pair of shoes; the choice is yours.

Staying tuned and trendy at all times isn’t just the only reason to make your own Ankara shoes. You can equally match them to your outfits, looking flawless in them. Besides, such handmade shoe design is so unique as it will be a certain head turner at the party or even on the street. You can opt for Ankara shoes like the one below;

Ankara shoe

Ankara shoe

These are the materials needed for your Ankara shoe DIY project;

  • Ankara fabric
  • Old or new shoes
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors or knife
  • Hammer (optional).


You begin cutting the fabric accordingly and  sewing the edges of the Ankara fabric you want to use. Then vigorously applying your fabric glue to the heels. When you are done with this process, cut out a reasonable size of your Ankara fabric using a pair of scissors and attach to the heels just like this;


Step 1

You are free to use a little hammer to beat on the shoe sole and make it stick well back if it does not stick properly. The heels are done after this.

Step 2

Step 2

To work on the body, fold the edges of your Ankara fabric before attaching, after you must have applied your fabric glue to the body.


Step 3

If some edges remain unglued, put some more glue to fix them. Your Ankara DIY is then complete in just a short time.


Step 4

Well, you need not be tutored on how best to rock your Ankara shoe because, you opted for the Ankara fabric of your choice. Thus, I believe you’ll match your shoes greatly!



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