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Altered Shoes: A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Your Footwear Fabulous Paperback – March 4, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ (March 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600611265
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600611261
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #772,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Mary Stevens-Heebner has appeared in Altered Couture magazine. She created Half the Sky to showcase her original purse designs made of recycled materials.

More About the Author

Award-winning designer Marty Stevens-Heebner's latest book, "Altered Shoes: A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Footwear Fabulous," shows women how to recycle their shoes and become their own shoe designer in the process.

Marty's the creator of the award-winning Rebagz Eco-Chic Handbag line and president of Half the Sky Designs LLC, named 2009 California Small Business of the Year. Voted favorite eco-bag by InStyle magazine's readers, Rebagz are made from vibrant and colorful recycled materials.

An avid world traveler, Marty's set foot on every continent. Her focus on eco-design and fair working conditions has its roots in her human rights work in Chiapas, Mexico amid the aftermath of the Zapatista rebellion.

Her Rebagz have been featured in dozens of magazines as well as on hit TV shows. She's also appeared on HGTV's "Crafters Coast to Coast" and on the DIY network's "Craft Lab" and also co-authored the book, "Beading Vintage Jewelry Designs."

Marty shares her home with three dogs who are all mutts and all rescues - and that means even her dogs are recycled.

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She's happy, I'm a hero, and everybody went home happy!!!
Rebecca Graham
He said that it was a good book to highlight possible designs and good idea for new designs.
Dr. Lance D. Chambers
All ages from teens to grandmas can find a shoe they will love to make over.
Elizabeth J. Seiter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MIARA SWAN on May 23, 2010
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good ideas for altering keep in mind when using decouplage glue that the shoe gets tighter. all in all a good book to start with.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth J. Seiter on November 9, 2009
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Altered Shoes: A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Your Footwear FabulousIf you like shoes and crafting you will love this book. All ages from teens to grandmas can find a shoe they will love to make over. It is worth every penny. I didn't know all the things you can do to shoes!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Lance D. Chambers on January 11, 2012
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I purchased this for my son who is desperate to become a real shoemaker - not repair them but design and actually make them.

He said that it was a good book to highlight possible designs and good idea for new designs. That's what it is a design ideas book not a "How To" in any way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 4, 2011
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When the package came yesterday I could not wait to start reading, each page is truly inspiring, love the many different designs and tutorials, very detailed and can not wait to start on my first pair of shoes ! If you enjoy altering clothes, you will enjoy this book !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Crystal on November 25, 2009
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I ordered this book to assist a young grand-daughter in making her designs her own. The designs are from very easy to a little more complicated depending on the look you want. It's very easy to find fairly new shoes in thrift stores, some are even brand new. The price is right and you can experiment to your heart's content. Definitely for people who want something different whether for one wearing or for continued use. The only limit is your imagination.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Graham on November 2, 2009
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My sister and I were in one of our favorite craft stores, when she found this book. She a BIG shoe Diva, and fell in love with the idea of creating and embellishing her own. She couldn't afford the book, but was debating on getting it, when I suggested I look for it on Amazon. Not only did I find it, but the book with shipping was still Half the price of the book in the store! True the book was used, but it was in excellent condition!! She's happy, I'm a hero, and everybody went home happy!!!
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