Rose will be Tinkerbell this year. She will wear this dress with a little tutu and some wings. Sadly, she doesn't have any adorable green ballet slippers, so we went with the covering an old pair of shoes option. Surprisingly, it's really easy!
Start with stretch knit fabric (from a t-shirt or the store). This part is essential in making this process easy. Cut a strip of fabric twice as tall as the shoe and as long as the shoe is around. Wrap the strip very tightly around the shoe. About 1/2" will go under the shoe all around. Pin in place.
Trim the fabric to fit the shape of the shoe. Don't cut too close to the edges, or it won't look good. :)
Trim the back, where the pins are, turn fabric right sides together and sew (zig zag). Put back on the shoe and mark the center front part of the shoe. Sew a short zig zag line.
Press the extra fabric at the front down and pin in place. Zig zag stitch along the edges.
Decorate however you would like!
I'm still working on this one. The covers need to stay in place somehow. I think I will try tacking the extra fabric under the shoe to the sole. I do not care too much for the shoes anyway. In the past, I have stitched across and every-which-way at the bottom, but this takes a lot of work, and the thread/yarn wears out with walking. I think though that the best way may be to stitch a sole to the bottom of the covers. Of course, that's more work, but it wouldn't have to look good.