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DIY Embroidered Chucks

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My sister recently got a pair of brand new white Converse, and knowing how much I love a blank canvas, she let me get crafty with them! There are so many ways you can update a plain pair of Chucks — you can stud them, patch them, paint them…I decided to go with embroidering them.  This is such a fun way to add some unexpected color to the sneakers, and make them completely one-of-a-kind!

diy embroidered chucks

What you need: A pair of Converse in your color of choice (check out our selection!), embroidery floss and a needle.

diy embroidered converse

I decided to add the embroidery along the back of the chucks, but you can get creative with this and do whatever you want!

diy embroidered chucks

I like when things are sort of random and mismatched, so on the other shoe I stitched little triangles.

diy embroidered chucks

And here are my finished Chucks! What do you guys think, would you embroider your Converse?

diy embroidered chucks

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meg -July 17, 2013, 8:53AM

I love customizing things!
Well done!

Juliette Laura -July 17, 2013, 9:42AM

That is so fun that she let you do whatever you pleased on them! They turned out so well! I bet the triangle pattern would also look good embroidered on a shirt!

Juliette Laura

Sami -July 18, 2013, 12:25AM

This is my favorite DIY post I’ve seen on the blog, Love!

Maria -July 18, 2013, 9:37AM

This is so cute! very well done I must say x
Maria xx

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -July 18, 2013, 5:57PM

Loving this!! Maybe I’ll try it :)

Mabel P. -July 29, 2013, 1:42AM

i tried this! and it turned out pretty good. thanks so much for the idea! you guys are so awesome <3

Stephanie Osmanski -July 30, 2013, 4:16PM

Hi Julia!

My name is Stephanie and I’m an online editor at M magazine. We love this tutorial and would really like running it on our site.

Let me know if you’re interested in getting involved!


Knitascarf -August 5, 2013, 10:44AM

Just got new white Hightop converse and I want to do this.

Silje Therese -August 23, 2013, 9:58AM

These are amazing, what a wonderful idea! I gotta try this some time! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gauri Khan -September 19, 2013, 5:04AM

I have never though of decorating a shoe like this. But you created a whole new dimension for this. I will defensible try it out for this.

Ava -January 5, 2014, 1:49PM

I love this idea! Fair warning though, doesn’t work as well on low-tops because of the heel support on the back, it is very hard to push a needle through. I broke a needle when I was halfway done! Other than that, turned out perfect!

keirsten -August 3, 2015, 1:07PM

Hello! I am getting married and I am looking to embroider “Mr” and “Mrs” on 2 pairs of chucks, along with a date. Would this work if I can get the Mr and Mrs done on a small piece of fabric and sew it to the back of the shoe?

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