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, I wanted to try my hand at it. I hope these instructions are clear enough and you are able to get some use out of it!
- Lightweight synthetic fabric (it’s wrinkly because I was tired and lazayyy)
- 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
Trace 16 circles onto your fabric — 8 for each shoe. I used one of my little Anthro bowls as a guide and they turned out to be a pretty good size, but I’d aim for 3 inches in diameter. You can even get all fancy and precise if you have a compass lying around somewhere. I use bowls. I is science.
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 Lord. I may never get to sleep tonight.