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!
The supplies I used are listed below. The Ribbon Retreat carries almost everything needed for this tutorial.
Please note: 1 ½” Satin will work also. I would just use a smaller jewel in the center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost done! Now we just have to attach the Shoe Clip.
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.
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!
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,