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Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Our Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial will show you how to make super cute bows to add to your shoes. You can do this with heels, flats, or sandals by making bows or flowers or buttons! Be creative!


Hello Again! It’s Brynde from The Ribbon Retreat. Today I will be showing you Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial. The hardest part is trying to decide what color of Ribbon to use!

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

The supplies I used are listed below. The Ribbon Retreat carries almost everything needed for this tutorial.

2 ¼” Satin Ribbon (Offered on the Wholesale site)
3/8” Satin Ribbon
Pretty Pearls
Shoe Clips
Needle
Thread
Glue Glider Pro
Hi-Temp Hot Glue Gun
Scissors
Stiffen Stuff (Optional)
Lighter

Please note: 1 ½” Satin will work also. I would just use a smaller jewel in the center.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

First, cut two strips of 2 ¼” ribbon. I cut mine at 9” for a 3.5” finished bow. Seal your ribbon ends using your preferred method. I like using a lighter the best.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Put a strip of adhesive from your Glue Glider on one end of the ribbon and fold the other end over to make a circle. I like to use the Glue Glider here because hot glue hardens, making a visible line, and is difficult to get a needle through.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Thread your needle. I like to tie 3 knots in the end so it won’t slip through my needle hole. Press your circle down and bring the needle up from the back.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Start wrapping the thread around the back, pulling down. This will begin to crease your bow. Continue wrapping up and around the front. Wrap a couple times, and form the crease & bow.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Once it starts to look how you want, wrap a few more times to hold the shape.
Then take up a few stitches in the back to secure.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Wrap a piece of 3/8” Satin around the center, covering the thread. I secure the ribbon in the back with hot glue, wrap, and glue in the back again.

Because the Pretty Pearls accent is raised, I glue a piece of satin to the back. Then wrap and secure the satin to the bow, just like you did before.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Almost done! Now we just have to attach the Shoe Clip.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Before I glue the Shoe Clip on, I like to cover the part that will be attached to the bow with a little strip of ribbon. I feel it keeps everything looking as nice as possible. Then glue your clip to the back of your bow.

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Now just make another one and you’re set! I like to spray my finished bows with Stiffen Stuff to ensure the shape will stay exactly how I formed it!

Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clip Tutorial - Learn how to attach shoe clips to bows. Attach them to flowers and so much more! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog

There you have it! Satin Tuxedo Bow Shoe Clips that you can wear on the toe, on the back, or on the side. It’s so fun to create a little something extra for your shoes. I love this color combo for winter. It seems like many winter weddings are red & black.

There are so many fun possibilities for your shoes. Grosgrain ribbon would be perfect for a more casual shoe like flats. Be creative with this shoe clip tutorial. Happy shoe embellishing!

Until next time,
-Brynde

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6 Comments

  1. Posted January 9, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    SO stinkin cute!!! You are right, there are soooo many ways to elaborate on this idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Alaina Swanson
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    These are sooo darling! I love how they totally transform shoes without being permanent allowing you to change and accessorize for whatever outfit or occasion. For Ballet Flats etc. I want to make some – thanks for the awesome tutorial

  3. Heddy
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    So cute for any age! I’m attaching them to my 2 and 5 year old church shoes along with mine! Awesome idea. Fun, easy, and best of all in expensive!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

      Heddy, that sounds adorable!!! I love it! – Shirley 🙂

  4. Tricia
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Love this! Classic!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Tricia! So glad you love it! – Shirley 🙂

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