Wednesday, 30 May 2012

DIY = vintage style shoe clips

I've seen loads of shoe clips on Etsy.  
Some are really lovely and I've made a set before in a very different style.  
 I made the ones below for my sister's borthday for her handmade hamper last month.
Here's a step by step guide to help you make your own:
You will need: 
Vintage style fabric
Shoe clip backs
Hot glue
Cut out two strips of fabric 2inches by 10 inches, fold them in two, (keeping the reverse of the fabric on the outside) and cut the short edges into a rounded triangle shape:
Sew them all the way round leaving a small gap.
 Once right side out, sew a hem stitch in the gap you left to close it.
Then cut another rectangle out of the material, 1inch by two and
sew it into a tube (inside out) along the long edge.
Turn it right side out and then sew the ends together to create another smaller tube.
Turn the tube inside out so the hems are hidden.
Fold your long piece of material not quite in half.
Feed your tube over the long piece doubled over to look like this:
Hot glue your shoe clips onto the top edge of your bow (or sew them).

You could attach them to your shoes at the front of back: 
Pretty Feet!
Hope it inspires you to make your own.
Tinkety Tonk

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