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How to Make Button Embellishments for Shoes!

comments (12) March 22nd, 2009     

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susanstars Susan Beal, contributor
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These button embellishments are quick to make and so pretty on a simple pair of flats!
Choose a pair of favorite buttons and felt in two coordinating colors for your embellishments.
Embroidering a contrast running stitch on the felt leaves is a sweet little extra.
These button embellishments are quick to make and so pretty on a simple pair of flats!

These button embellishments are quick to make and so pretty on a simple pair of flats!

Photo: Susan Beal
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Adding fun button embellishment to shoes is such an easy style update! I stitched a little set of blue button rosettes with brown felt leaves to a pair of canvas skimmers, but you can also make these as shoe clips or glue them right on if your shoes have a leather or vinyl surface (see the variation ideas at the end of the post for more on these options).

What you'll need:

  • A plain pair of shoes
  • Two favorite buttons in a color that matches or contrasts your shoe
  • Sharp scissors and pinking shears
  • Remnants of felt in two coordinating colors (I suggest using wool felt or a thicker style of acrylic felt for this project)
  • Needle and embroidery thread

  Here's everything you'll need to make these shoe embellishments.

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Comments (12)

ntongson writes: These are SUPER cute. The stitching on the leaves is what really makes them perfect. Pieces of lace look amazing as well :)
Posted: 12:33 pm on October 26th
ntongson writes: These are SUPER cute. The stitching on the leaves is what really makes them perfect. Pieces of lace look amazing as well :)
Posted: 12:33 pm on October 26th
MSJEN10 writes: These are absolutely darling :)
Posted: 3:12 pm on June 30th
kmd811 writes: I think this would work for crocheted towels. I put buttons on my crocheted kitchen towels and think this would look cute on them! Thanks for the idea!
Posted: 11:39 am on March 28th
Carole_OR writes: I've got so much felt....these will be fun!
Posted: 6:11 pm on March 23rd
IMKraftKrazy writes: What a cute idea! I will attack my daughter's stuff with these first and then my own stuff!
Posted: 4:15 pm on March 23rd
susanstars writes: thanks, ladies! I'd love to see yours if you make some :)
Posted: 12:27 pm on March 23rd
Jen_W writes: These are so sweet. You have me pulling out all of my boxes of shoes to see what I can spruce up and give new life.
Posted: 7:07 pm on March 22nd
LindaPermann writes: these are really cute!
Posted: 11:41 am on March 22nd
JenniferStern writes: Susan, what a sweet idea, love it.
Posted: 11:29 am on March 22nd
Sister_Diane writes: Those are adorable!
Posted: 11:00 am on March 22nd
artlikebread writes: The cuteness!
Posted: 10:27 am on March 22nd
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