Leather Bow Shoe Clips Tutorial

Leather Bow Shoe Clips Tutorial
May 2, 2012 Alison Faulkner

Hello! I’m so SO very excited to share this tutorial with you. It’s easy, inexpensive, and I think they would make an adorable Mother’s Day gift. I love how these simple leather bow shoe clips can instantly add a POW factor to your pumps!

I bought my shoe clips online here. I really like the quality of my clips and they were about $1 per pair. I usually try to avoid ordering supplies online for tutorials, so that the supplies are easy for you to get! But I was unable to find shoe clips at the craft stores. If I see any while I’m out and about I’ll be sure to update you! But the ones I ordered came very quickly, so I think you can still order them in time to use them as a gift for Mother’s day.

As for the leather well, be sure to check out my Leather 101 video! I recommend using either suede or upholstery leather for these suckers.

To make one pair: You will need a scrap that is at least 5″ wide and 9″ long for the main color and a tiny scrap 2″ x 3″ for the middle color. Obviously you could make anything out of the leather! But I thought I’d just show you these cute bows. Though I’d LOVE to see what you come up with!

For the tutorial I made an animated GIF! I checked out a few turtorials on that, but BY FAR The best one was from Liz at Say Yes to Hoboken.

Part 1: Cut your strips and prep your bows. My iPhone is showing you that you need to wait 10 minutes for the glue to set.

Part 2: Assemble your bows and add your shoe clips. You will need to let your clips set for 24 hours before trying to use them.

Part 3: Find some shoes!

Let me know if you have any questions! I was lucky enough to score a VERY hot model while I was in Houston, TX last week. My girl Lisa came over to my hotel and brought her fine behind and some cute shoes with her. I wanted to show how versatile these are with lots of different types of shoes! Thanks Lisa!


Keep it crafty, keep it sassy,



  1. Lindsey Leon 6 years ago

    This. Is. FANTASTIC. I’m in love with the blue metallic leather!!! Where do I find such beautiful material? Once again, you’ve outdone yourself, this is awesome. Gracias!

    • Author
      Alison Faulkner 6 years ago

      THANK YOU! Unfortunately I have to refer you to MYSELF haha for the materials, check out my leather video, it will tell ALL! xo

  2. Lisa! 6 years ago

    Love the post. Love Gigi. Love you. And I love my bows!!!

    • Author
      Alison Faulkner 6 years ago

      the post, gigi, me and the bows LOVE YOU! thank you again! xo

  3. Lindsay R 6 years ago

    ooh i love the peach ones at the bottom! How cute!

  4. Katrina 6 years ago

    Pinned it! I will be doing this soon!

    And super sahweet animations. 🙂

    • Author
      Alison Faulkner 6 years ago

      Thank you! If you love me, pin me 🙂 I now know you love me! xo

  5. tiffany 6 years ago

    i cant wait to do this one. love them!!! love the gifs too

  6. You make it look so easy, but even that easy is too crafty for me…though your pants…those are a great shade of red. nicely done.

  7. Courtney Dalley 6 years ago

    yay! the shoe clips!

  8. Cymbris 3 years ago

    Shoe clips??? I wouldn’t know where to look! I love this idea and want to make some!!!!


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