Even before our DIY-obsessed modern world, women had figured out ways to stretch their wardrobe items. Case in point: 18th century shoe clips. With a small clip-on embellishment, one pair of shoes now had two looks. Fast forward to present day- Emilio Pucci’s fall 2012 shoes are reminiscent of the style. With an oversized pair of clip-on earrings you can have similar shoe clips of your own. Read on to find out more.
You might be thinking- why not just clip the earrings onto your shoes and call it a day? While that is certainly one way to go, we like a little extra comfort and a little more DIY. That said, to make our clips we fashioned little felt socks so that they didn’t scratch against the top of our foot.
(Here we used blue felt and red thread so that you could see our stitching process but it might be more efficient to use a neutral color felt (black or brown) with matching thread.)
Cut two strips of felt about .75” wide by 2” long.
For both pieces, fold the felt in half long ways and stitch the sides together, leaving an opening at the top for the clip to fit into.
Slip the clip into the sock and attach it to your shoe.
Voila! Time to take your new dancing shoes out for a spin!
NOTE: You can also use a hot glue gun to glue your strip of felt onto the clip of your earring but we prefer the sock method so that your earrings can work double-duty as clips and earrings with simple removal of the felt.