Yea for mood swings! Just kidding. But seriously, I really didn’t want to be stuck with polka dots if I didn’t feel like wearing them, even as cute as they are!
I remembered the super talented Ashley from Make It and Love It doing some cute interchangeable flip-flops on this post. Which led me to think that I could make some ruffles with the same idea in mind.
So I made four pairs of ruffles for my shoes. Since they velcro on, it is super easy to swap the ruffles for another pair!
And they all look so pretty stacked together:).
So, I already stated in my last post that I was inspired by these shoes I own:
And these shoes found here:
Before any sewing, measure your shoe across the top to get some measurements. Mine was 4”.
You will need:
-E-6000 glue or other strong glue
- *4” of one inch wide velcro, cut in half lengthwise. (*or your measurement from above)
-two 4” x **8” pieces of fabric. (**If 4” was not your measurement from above, then replace the 8” number with twice the length of your measurement from above). If you want more ruffle, then add more length. If you want less ruffle, then make the length shorter.
-ribbon, beads, gems, etc. for embellishing
-some plain high heels or flats to add the ruffles to!
Glue the velcro to the shoe, wear you want the ruffle to be. Just make sure to cut off the extra velcro at an angle so it doesn’t hang down.
Take one of the pieces of fabric. Fold the ends over 1/4 inch and sew down.
Fold in half lengthwise and sew 1/4” from edge, to form a tube.
Open seam and iron.
Turn tube right side out and make the seam go down the middle.
Sew a basting stitch about 1/8” from the middle seam, on either side. So you will have two basting stitches.
Pull the top basting stitches to get the right length of ruffle.
Sew the velcro on down the middle of the ruffle using a zig-zac stitch. At this point, I should have un-picked my basting stitches! They are more noticeable in the pictures than in real life, but still...I might go back and un-pick them!
Sew ribbon down the middle on the opposite side of the velcro.
I used braided trim on two of the pairs.
See how it’s squared on the ends? You need to angle part of it so it doesn't hang over the shoe and get all dirty.
Just fold over one corner and sew. Repeat with one corner on the other side of the ruffle (so you do it on two corners only).
My favorite ruffles of them all!