Posted in Beauty & Style, Lifestyle

How To Easily Make Ankara Shoe

The Ankara fabric is a versatile African fabric that can be rocked with any style. To create this shoe, the materials I used includes gum, Ankara fabric, a black rubber shoe, pen case, scissors and blade. I used a rubber shoe because I feel it is a better surface for the gum to bond the Ankara fabric than any other shoe material.

First I cleaned the black rubber shoes, then I cut the Ankara into different small pieces, applied the gum to the section I want to place the small Ankara piece on, allowing it to dry for about ten seconds and then finally I place the Ankara on the gum covered area, smoothen it and that’s all! I repeated it until I covered up the whole shoe with the Ankara.

imageThe black rubber shoe

.

imageGum, scissors and empty pen case applying the gum
Gum, scissors and empty pen case applying the gum

.

imageWaiting for the gum to dry after application
Waiting for the gum to dry after application

.

imageFinished product
Finished product

.

imageRocking the shoes
Rocking the shoes

Author:

I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

4 thoughts on “How To Easily Make Ankara Shoe

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s