DIY Project: Embellished Moccasins

Minnetonka DIY: Embellished Mocs created by Coxal Collaborative

We can’t wait to try this adorable DIY project this weekend created by Coxal Collaborative! Check out the tutorial below on how to embellish your mocs and visit Coxal Collaborative for more cute and creative DIY ideas.


- Moccasins
– Ribbon/ Trim of your choice
– Fabric & leather adhesive
– Scissors


1. Take ribbon and place it around the area you want to attach it to in order to measure out how much you’ll need – allow about 1 inch extra in order to fold ends in to keep them from fraying, and cut the amount of ribbon you need. Do this on both shoes.

2. Place ribbon on area you’re attaching it to once more, and mark where you will be able to fold each end in – it is easier to fold each end & glue it down prior to attaching it to the shoes.

3. Once you’ve marked both sides of each piece of ribbon/ trim, place a line of glue along the “wrong side” of each end of the ribbons (the shorter end, where you cut) and fold it along the mark you made, press down to make sure it bonds.

4. On the “wrong side” of each piece, draw a line of glue along the middle, down the length of the ribbon.

5. Match this line of glue to the top edge of the moccasin, in small increments to ensure you are placing the ribbon correctly (this glue dries fairly quickly and is very strong, so mistakes are a little tougher to correct).

6. Once you have the ribbon attached along the top of the moccasin, begin securing the outside and the inside lengths of ribbon by flipping them up to show the “wrong side”, dabbing with glue, and pressing them down to bond them with the moccasin.

7. Once you’ve done this to both shoes, you’re done!

5 comments on “DIY Project: Embellished Moccasins

  1. I love this idea. I think I have to try it on one of my older pairs, the fringe is kinda coming off so thins would be the perfect way to fix them!

  2. I could swear that Minnetonka used to sell a pair like this, with the southwestern ribbon embellishment. I think I had them at some point, maybe around 1980?

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