Creative endeavors every M-W-F.
I came across Spare Soles Shoe Clips in Tru, PowerPlant Mall in Rockwell. They’re “temporary” embellishments for your shoes. They’re pretty versatile, you can clip them on the front, side, or at the back for different looks. As long as your shoes aren’t so tight, the metal clip won’t be bothersome.
The metal clip reminded me of those used for cloth diapers, so that’s what I tried looking for. I couldn’t find any – most diaper clips were big and bulky, made of plastic. I suppose the small metal ones are a choking hazard. So I settled for ID clips.
Read on to learn how to make your own shoe clips.
What you need:
Step 1: Take your ID and remove or cut any excess plastic off the clip. Clip them onto your shoes, the thinner part of the clip should go inside the shoe, so it’ll be less intrusive. Then try walking around to check if they hurt your feet. If they don’t hurt, continue to step 2!
Step 2: Make your felt flower (Original tutorial is here). You’ll need to cut two scalloped strips of felt. The number of arches is the number of petals you will have for your flower.
Take your needle and thread and do a running stitch at the bottom. Then pull the thread to form your flower.
Step 3: Sew the two ends and add the button in the center. Repeat for the second strip to make two flowers.
Step 4: Glue the clips onto the flower with a glue gun. You can also hide the knots at the back of your flower with small felt circles; glue these on, then the clip. Let it dry and you’re done!
Here they are on my Bensimon maryjanes:
You can use them individually as well – on a shirt pocket, headband, or bag!