Leather Bow Shoe Clips Tutorial

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!

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Keep it crafty, keep it sassy,

Alison

12 Comments

  1. 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!
    xo
    Lindsey

    May 2, 2012   |   Reply
    1. THANK YOU! Unfortunately I have to refer you to MYSELF haha for the materials, check out my leather video, it will tell ALL! xo

      May 2, 2012   |   Reply
  2. Lisa!

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

    May 2, 2012   |   Reply
    1. the post, gigi, me and the bows LOVE YOU! thank you again! xo

      May 2, 2012   |   Reply
  3. ooh i love the peach ones at the bottom! How cute!

    May 2, 2012   |   Reply
  4. Pinned it! I will be doing this soon!

    And super sahweet animations. 🙂

    May 2, 2012   |   Reply
    1. Thank you! If you love me, pin me 🙂 I now know you love me! xo

      May 2, 2012   |   Reply
  5. tiffany

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

    May 2, 2012   |   Reply
  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.

    May 3, 2012   |   Reply
  7. Courtney Dalley

    yay! the shoe clips!

    May 3, 2012   |   Reply
  8. Cymbris

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

    Thanks!

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