Sunday 8 February 2015

Make Heart Shaped, Liberty Fabric Scrap Shoe Clips. How To

Valentine's Day will soon be here (already!) so today I'm sharing a How To to make these Liberty Fabric Scrap, Heart Shaped Shoe Clips! Perfect to wear to celebrate on the day but wearable throughout the year too! Here's the How To...

1) You will need

Liberty/fabric scrap of your choice, felt for backing, shoe clips {I got mine from Ebay), thread to match backing, thread for tacking, metallic thread, sewing needle, pins, fabric scissors, heat dispersing pen, heart shape to draw round (or you could draw the heart freehand onto paper and use this as your template). Ooh and some nice shoes

2) Draw around the heart shaped template with the heat dispersing pen. I use a Frixion pen, I love it, so handy!

You need two hearts in each fabric

3)Cut the hearts out and iron the pieces to remove the pen lines if any are still showing

4) Stitch (or glue, if you prefer)the shoe clips onto the backing felt heart

5) Pin and then tack the front and back heart pieces together

6)Over-sew the front and back hearts together using metallic thread. You could use another stitch if you prefer

7) I finished the hearts off with some tiny cross stitches in metallic thread. Again, here you could customise the hearts in any way you wish with pretty embroidery stitches

8)Yay, they are ready to wear! 

If you make a pair share your photos, I'd love to see your makes!