While satin is the most basic of ribbon shoelace materials, it can be nice to mix it up ever so slightly with a touch of texture like the checkered satin in this week’s featured shoelaces.
Matte & Shiny
Without adding a contrasting color, these shoelaces alternate matte and shiny weaves to create an eye-catching checkered pattern. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Lost In Lace shop.)
All Tip Options Available
And at 5/8″ wide, they have the perfect amount of bulk to get noticed without going over the top. They simply highlight a nice pair of shoes and call attention to your attire without looking like everyone else’s shoelaces. (Click on the picture above to view these shoelaces at the Ribbon Shoelaces shop.)
The best part of Checkered Satin Ribbon Shoelaces is they aren’t “too much of this” or “too little of that”. They are always “just right”. – Ann Louise
Despite getting so many requests for velvet shoelaces, I’d been reluctant to make them since there are no suitable lacing materials for double-sided velvet. My customers told me it doesn’t matter if the Velvet shoelaces are double-sided or not since we all know how to lace our shoes to put the plush side on top. Fair enough, so I made my first pair for myself and absolutely LOVED THEM!
These gorgeous 3/8″ wide Velvet Ribbon Shoelaces are the ultimate elegant touch whether you opt for something subtle like black or something bolder like bright lime. Velvet shoelaces are also sturdy enough to be used in your everyday shoes or sneakers, and they can be hand washed and drip dried if ever needed.
One of my favorite aspects of Velvet Ribbon Shoelaces is how nicely they iron up. They can be easily ironed on a low setting on the matte satin side…no kinks no waves…just nice and straight and smooth, so it’s definitely worth the effort when switching them out to different shoes!
Some Tip Options for Velvet Shoelaces
Because they are so plush and thick, the available tip options are meant for standard sized aglets (not tiny aglets), but you can always go with the “Trim and Seal” option to have a nice little point to pull through even the narrowest of aglets. Velvet Ribbon Shoelaces also have wider tips than other types of ribbon when selecting one of the short or long dangle metal tip options. The wide crimp tip options are available as well, although the plastic tips do not fit onto the Velvet shoelaces. For more information about these tip options, check out the article at: https://lostinlaceboutique.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/tip-options-for-custom-ribbon-shoelaces
Color Selection with Plush and Matte Sides
They come in a variety of fun and functional colors, and these color samples include both the plush velvet sides and the matte finished back sides to show what they look like when that back side peaks through. The Navy bow above is a great example of that.
So once again, thanks to my customers for convincing me to start making Velvet Ribbon Shoelaces. I guess sometimes only velvet will do, and these lusciously plush laces definitely let you strut your stuff. – Ann Louise
Satin has got to be my favorite shoelacing fabric. The sheen adds a dressy elegance to any pair of shoes, and it comes in widths of 1/4″, 3/8″, 5/8″ and 7/8″ for the perfect look. Satin shoelaces are available at all of my shoelaces sites: Lost in Lace, All About Shoelaces and Ribbon Shoelaces.
With 30+ colors of double-sided satin shoelaces to choose from, finding just what you need is never a problem.
Another benefit of satin is its longer lifecycle. It’s a much sturdier fabric than the popular organza, and it can even be used in athletic shoes. Satin also has a Trim and Seal tip finish option, so there are no eyelets that are too narrow for satin shoelaces – basically it works for everything! – Ann Louise
I’m not sure what even made me think about trying to make shoelaces out of tulle, but it works amazingly well. It’s just a fun and frilly fabric! Tulle shoelaces are available at my “Lost in Lace” shop on Etsy as well as “All About Shoelaces” and “Ribbon Shoelaces by The Boutique Project“.
Lots of Color Choices
The 26 color choices offer all kinds of possibilities. It’s such a unique shoelace material that it’s hard to resist going a little over the top with something like Lime Green in your favorite basic sneakers.
Tulle Shoelaces for Everyday
Tulle is actually a little sturdier than organza, so it wears better than one might expect for anyone who’s inclined to sport them on a daily basis.
Another Great Use for Tulle
Tulle shoelaces work for all styles of lace up shoes or even as ankle ties to replace straps. Of course they are very popular for weddings, and I undoubtedly see more orders for white and ivory than any other colors, but the other colors gain popularity every day. As a matter of fact, I’m off to fill a couple of tulle shoelace orders right now – one for black and one for peach.
As always, thanks for stopping by! – Ann Louise
Organza ribbon shoelaces were the first style of shoelaces I offered on Etsy. With some narrow crimp-on ends and little paddle dangles, one afternoon I decided to convert my excess stash of organza ribbon into shoelaces. The idea came to me completely on a whim, and I could see my husband thinking “here she goes again” as I sat on the floor cutting strands of organza and adding the tiny tips.
3/8″ Wide Organza
Thankfully my husband is very accepting of my occasional unusual activities, and he is kind enough not to ask what I’m up to and cause me to question myself, or I may never have finished that first batch of shoelaces! The photo above is actually that very first batch. ☺
1/4″ Wide Organza
I was quite surprised by just how popular those shoelaces became, and ultimately that led to the opening of the Lost in Lace shop. To this day the organza ribbon shoelaces are the most viewed shoelaces on my site – specifically the 1/4″ wide shoelaces shown above rank the highest. These days I’m offering organza in several different widths (1/4″, 3/8″, 5/8″, 7/8″ and 1.5″) and have many more tip options. (Check out my article on Tip Options to see more on the available tips – https://lostinlaceboutique.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/tip-options-for-custom-ribbon-shoelaces.)
5/8″ Wide Organza
As for all of the different widths of shoelaces, those can be found at:
1.5″ Wide Organza
The wider styles have been very popular with brides. There is quite a trend to go the comfy route on wedding shoes these days (especially on those long dresses where no one can see your shoes anyway), so I get a ton of requests from brides who go with blinged-out Converse instead of dressy heels. How much fun is that?!?!
7/8″ Wide Organza
As my first style of shoelaces, it made sense to highlight my organza first and give a big “THANK YOU” to all of my customers who made me realize how much fun they are to make and got me rolling with Lost in Lace.
Thank you! – Ann Louise