I searched online for shoe clips and found some gorgeous ones, but at a price! So what do us crafters do? We make them – we have fun and save money at the same time.
These clips are so easy to make – here’s how
2 x shoe clips
a hot glue gun
2 small felt circles
& embellishments – ribbon, feathers, vintage earrings, buttons, buckles
Cut pieces of ribbon – 2 x 17cms, 2 x 14cms, 2 x 8cms and two smaller pieces to go around the bow (these lengths are dependent on the width of the ribbon).
place a pin in the middle as a guide (remove at the next step)
fold both ends and overlap slightly and glue (I always keep a bowl of cold water handy as this glue is hot!) I have just discovered you can buy heatproof finger protectors and will be ordering some very soon. Old story though -they are not generally available in the UK and, if they are they will be more expensive than in the US
fold the 4 looped pieces over towards the middle and glue
the loops will now look like a figures of eight
for these I used 2 shades of grosgrain ribbon and little twirled roses – I will be writing a tutorial on how to make the roses shortly – they have so many uses and really are easy
a la Bardot on pumps – they would look great with capri pants
you could also make these into hair grips by gluing 2 small pieces of felt or fabric on to a hair clasp
please contact me if any part of this tutorial is not clear and I will try to help