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Make your own shoe clips with ID clips

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.

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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.

DIY Shoe Clips on Scissors and Synths

What you need:

  1. ID clips (Got these at Fully Booked for PhP 9.75)
  2. Felt
  3. Button (You can get a pack of fabric wrapped buttons like this from Papemelroti for under PhP 50)
  4. Needle and thread
  5. Glue gun
  6. Shoes (My “blank canvas” was a Christmas gift from my brother and sister-and-law)

DIY Shoe Clips on Scissors and Synths

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!

DIY Shoe Clips on Scissors and Synths

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.

DIY Shoe Clips on Scissors and Synths

Step 3: Sew the two ends and add the button in the center. Repeat for the second strip to make two flowers.

DIY Shoe Clips on Scissors and Synths

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!

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DIY Shoe Clips on Scissors and Synths

Here they are on my Bensimon maryjanes:

DIY Shoe Clips on Scissors and Synths

You can use them individually as well – on a shirt pocket, headband, or bag!

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– Jo

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