The hottest trend it seems lately is that brides are heading towards shades of gray for the new accent color. They are incorporating into everything ranging from the invites to the wedding dress itself! I decided to create a simple pair of shoe clips done in this hot new shade to show how versatile it can be.
Shoe clips were at their most popular during the Victorian era, they were used to dress up your shoes, but could also be clipped to hats, scarves, and bags. I’m a huge fan of shoe clips, I usually make my own using mostly buttons and ribbons, but I do have a few vintage pairs too. Why not try to make a pair today, you’ll quickly see how addictive it is to own a ‘new’ pair of shoes!
- 22 inches of 25MM midori double face satin ribbon in Sterling
- 2- Shoe Clips #13689
- 2- 25mm Rhinestone Buttons in Black Diamond/Silver
- Unique Stitch Glue
- E6000 Glue
- Needle and Matching Thread
- Wire Cutter (from the hardware store)
- You will need 2 pieces of ribbon measuring 8 inches and two measuring 3 inches.
- Fold the ends of the 8″ ribbon towards the middle and glue in place with Unique Stitch Glue, then take the 3″ piece and fold over the ends about ¼” and glue in place. Wrap the small 3″ piece around the center of the long folded piece to cover the seam, glue in place.
- Take your needle and thread and sew the shoe clip to the back of the ribbon. You can use E6000 as well, but I find that the thread holds up better over time.
- Take your rhinestone button and clip off the shank back (the small metal loop on the back). Clip it as close to the back of the button as you can, a little extra remaining is okay, so long as the button lays flat.
- Glue your button to the middle of the front of the ribbon.
- Let everything dry overnight.
- Clip on and look gorgeous!