When I posted some of my most recent crafts earlier, it seemed as though the majority of y'all wanted to learn how to make the shoe clips. I don't blame you! They are so fun to have on hand to dress up an outfit. You can wear them on the shoe (obviously), or clipped to a headband, a belt, in your hair, on a purse, a sweater, you name it! Not to mention they are really fun/unique/affordable gifts for that special someone. So let's get going shall we?
There are two different fabric flowers I have used for shoe clips so far. Because I'm feeling nice, I will share both with you! The first is probably the easier/quicker flower and looks best using a thinner/lightweight/synthetic fabric (as opposed to cotton). Here is what you will need:
I bought the metal shoe clip piece from a seller on Etsy. I'm not sure if they are found in your basic craft store (like Michael's or Jo-Ann's... I didn't look). Etsy is a really great source for craft supplies if, while entering something in the search bar, you select "supplies" rather than "handmade." The shoe clips were pretty inexpensive if you buy a bunch at a time. If you would like to get the shoe clips this way, click HERE to get to the same seller I purchased from.
Once you have the shoe clips, here's what to do:
So once you have the fabric flower made, you are ready to assemble it to the shoe clip:
When you make two, you can simply clip it to a piece of paper, and BAM! You've got yourself a fun and handmade gift.
To make the second type of flower, you can use a little thicker fabric if you want. Really, use whatever fabric your heart desires. This flower tends to work better with non-patterned fabric (since you can see both sides of the fabric), but all I had on hand was patterns. I still think it's pretty cute, but a solid fabric would not show white on one side. Confused? Just keep reading :) This is the flower that is showcased in the first picture (the blue striped flower on the black shoe). Here are the materials needed:
And here's the step-by-step:
You can just free-hand a flower and circle stencil, or trace/print the one below:
Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that you give these a shot! You won't regret it.