DIY

Tutorial – Fancy Ruffled Shoe Clips

Shoe clips are a fun little accessory that can add life and bit of fanciness to a pair of plain old shoes.

After seeing all sorts of adorable embellished flats and heels that J. Crew has come out with lately.

Ballet Flats from J. Crew – $185.00

Supplies:

Lightweight synthetic fabric (it’s wrinkly because I was tired and lazayyy)
Scissors
Glue gun
Needle & thread
Ink Pen (use a pencil… I couldn’t find one. I know, who doesn’t have a pencil??)
Shoe Clips… I bought a ton from The Creative Seed on Etsy for just a few dollars

Instructions:

Trace 16 circles onto your fabric — 8 for each shoe. Use a little Anthro bowl as a guide it’s a pretty good size, aim for 3 inches in diameter. You can even get all fancy and precise if you have a compass lying around somewhere.

Cut out the fabric circles.

Start with one circle. Fold it in half…

…and in half again.

Run your needle through the fabric at the part that comes to a point. You’ll see what I mean when you get here.

Repeat the fold-fold-stitch process with 7 more circles. You should have a stack that looks something like the above photo. Knot the thread a few times to secure the stack, and you will see the fabric form a little ruffled cluster.

Flip the fabric over and glue a shoe clip over the knotted thread. I pinched a bit of felt between the clip and used it as a bit of extra surface for the glue to adhere.

Repeat the last five steps with the remaining 8 fabric circles to create another ruffled bunch. That’s it!

Hmm… I think little red posies would also be quite adorable worn on a pair of black heels.

OH LOOK!

What a coincidence! har har. I suppose you could even make some sweet little bows or some felt rosettes as well!

Here’s another try with a combination of Blowfish shoes and DIY flower shoe clips from leftover fabric.

Blowfish Festival Peep Toe Wedge in Khaki

 + PLUS

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