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Make Your Own Shoe Clips

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Becky Sleachmour

If you’re looking for a simple and affordable way to make your wedding shoes extra special, consider creating some custom shoe clips! They can really add an extra dose of whimsy to your wedding day footwear. The process is surprisingly easy, check out the steps below!

DIY Shoe Clips


  • White Satin
  • White Tulle
  • Vintage Clip-on Earrings
  • Wire cutter
  • Alligator Clips or Bobby Pins


  1. Cut 3” strips of fabric. I started with several fabrics, knowing I could play with layering to find the look I wanted. I ended up using only one strip of the white satin for each clip. Layering with the ivory tulle was “too much.”
  2. Fold your fabric strips in half length-wise and pin. Sew a wide running stitch (the widest you can do on your machine) down the length of the fabric. I only ended up using a piece that was about 8-10 inches long for each shoe. I cut the fabric after stitching the entire length. It was MUCH too long, so feel free to trip it down and save some time or keep the full length and layer it like this
  3. To ruffle the fabric, pull on one of the two threads at the end of your stitches and push the fabric down to create a gathered effect. Even out the gathers and pin in a circle.
  4. While the fabric is pin, hot glue the back (least pretty side!) to a circle of felt.
  5. Use a little bit of glue to secure/hide the raw end of the fabric.
  6. Use a a square of felt and more hot glue to secure the bobby pin. Be sure you hide the bobby pin completely behind the flower.
  7. Turn it over and secure the gem/earring/button of choice to the front with more hot glue.
  8. Repeat for shoe clip #2.
DUY Shoe Clips

And voila! It’s one of the simplest DIY projects I’ve ever done. If you don’t have a sewing machine, use a wide hand-stitch. Don’t they look beautiful? Amanda ended up taking them off of her shoes and putting them in her hair by the end of the night… that might have also been after a 4-hour open bar! In her hair or on her shoes, they looked lovely!

Becky Sleachmour

is a bride blogger who got married in 2011. You can read her wedding planning posts here.