Shoe bows are a great choice if you want to add that something special to your basic shoe, transforming it to wear out for a special occasion or just to the office. You can take a pair of plain black ballet flats and turn them into a great design which you can wear out with friends, to the office or dress up to wear with a great dress to a special occasion.
Making your own shoe bows is easy if you have patience, if not you may want to head online and find a good quality shoe accessories company that will provide you with the ready made item.
Start by choosing the color bow you want to make. You can make the bow any thickness and size from a host of colors, maybe make one in each color so you always have a wide selection to choose from.
You will need ribbon, a pencil, glue or needle and thread and some snap hair clips. When it comes to the hair clips try and choose the smallest ones available, baby or young children clips will work best, you don’t want them to show under your shoe bow.
Form your bow around the pencil, this will enable you to pull it into the desired shape. It’s advisable to use a long piece of ribbon, you can always cut off the tails once you have the bow in the perfect design. Take your time, this can be finicky work. Ensure both sides of the bow are the same size and pull a piece around the center to create a neat finish.
With the bow in shape, you will want to cut off any extra lengths on the tails as you don’t want long ribbons hanging from your shoes once your shoe bow is finished. You may want to cut the tails off completely so you only have the bow on display, this is down to personal preference.
Now comes the harder part, you need to carefully remove the bow from the pencil without ruining the hard work you have already put into the design. With it in your hand you can either glue or sew the bow in place to reduce the risk of it coming undone once you are wearing it on your shoes. Remember you will need two, the second one you will have to work with harder to ensure it is an identical match to the first.
Take your hair clips, which should be the simple snap shut clips which will not cause damage to your shoes and carefully attach the shoe bow. For this you should use glue, but you can also pull your thread around the clip a few times to ensure your bow is securely in place.
Remember when securing your shoe bow to the clip you want the clip to fit in the center of the bow so you can easily clip the bow to the front, side or back of your shoe with ease, enabling you to create a number of different styles using only one bow design.
The final step in making your own shoe bows is to decide which shoes to wear them on. Shoe bows go beautifully with black ballet flats, high heels and sandals, you can clip the bow to your flip flops for a fun summer look or add them to a pair of stilettos to create a stunning finish to your wardrobe for any special occasion.
If you struggle putting the bows together, then choose a shoe bow design from one of the leading shoe accessory companies, order online and wait for them to arrive, clip them on and you’re ready to go