Shoe Sugar Month: Day 5 Water Lilies and Wood

January 7, 2011

I love the look of white and brown together. So classic. So clean. I made these flowers out of plain white fabric. 
I also used my Sizzix machine. But you don't have to have a fabric cutting machine to make the flower cutouts.
I think these shoes would look great with a simple bright white j.crew day dress like this one.
 Since they are sort of summery I'll have to wait a couple months to wear them out.
But I think it will be worth the wait.
1. Cut out four plain white pieces of fabric.
 2. I used my Sizzix machine to make the flowers but you can cut them out yourself. Mine had four petals each and were about 2.5" wide in circumfrence. I made four different sizes from 2.5" to .5". Four flowers per size.
3. While the flowers are on top of each other make a slit to the center.
 4. To give the flower some dimension fold the right petal to the left side and hot glue in place. Do this for the rest of the flowers.
 5. Group them all together by size and sew together in the middle. Then hot glue all the sizes together.
 6. Cut out a felt circle.
 7. Hot glue circle to bottom of flower and hot glue alligator clip to bottom of felt circle.
 8. Spray with no-fray spray. DONE.

24 {comments}:

HipDroppedStitches said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful!!! I might need to try these... I have the perfect sandals... I might need a Sizzix!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I love them! I'm now going to have to go out and purchase a Sizzix.

Kristina Clemens said... Best Blogger Tips

This is really great. Very classy.
Kristina J.

Sandra Toro said... Best Blogger Tips

they are really beautiful!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

interstial cyctistis?

thanks for sharing that with everyone!!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

Is that bad? Do you know what it is? It's just pain in the bladder with an unknown cause or reason. I'm sorry if that embarrassed you.

If you'd like to leave another comment I'd request that you leave your profile. It's cowardly not to.

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorites so far! So simple and chic.

@Anonymous: that was so random!

Love your blog, Kathleen.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips


Allyson said... Best Blogger Tips

I guess Anonymous prefers that you post free giveaways, and lengthy tutorials, and give advice, tips, and helpful feedback without being a real person who has real struggles and shares them with a group of generally caring and supportive readers....

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

You are such a good person. Thanks for having my back:)

Sarah Jordan said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply elegant!

April said... Best Blogger Tips

All I know is these are lovely. Dont know what the deal is with anonymous but if you want to laugh I thought the comment was the scientific name for water lilies until I read the rest of the! Lovin' the shoe sugar!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you use no fray spray on internet trolls?
Beautiful shoe sugar! :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! Might have to go buy some shoes to go with them! Any reason to shoe shop! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

Monique said... Best Blogger Tips

No fray spray? I want some. Where do I get that from? I have stop fray gluey stuff. Spray would be easier!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

They're beautiful! I love the white with the brown.

I'd love to know which Sizzix dies you're using. Isn't it a fun tool?

Cynthia said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cool! I have THE cutest shoes that scream your name. Have you seen "Mohops"? They are a shoe base that you string ribbon through and make them into anything you want them to be. And they are totally comfortable. I'm going to love all your posts this month as they'll give me some great ideas for dressing up my Mohops!

Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips

So CUTE! I am going to try to make these......I have the perfect shoes on which to clip these.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

I get it at Hancock Fabric. If you don't have one near you, you can buy some here: No Fray Spray

Starri said... Best Blogger Tips

i'm confused... when did you even mention interstial cyctistis? I reread today's post and can't find any mention of it until anonymous brought it up? Besides, it's no different than saying "I have diabetes," or "I had my gallbladder out." What's the big deal, anonymous? Thanks, Kathleen, for your inspiration and sharing!! I have a friend who suffers with IC and I know it can be discouraging. Hang in there!

carolineAlexander said... Best Blogger Tips

We do our flowers out of ribbon. I love to used different colors to completely change the look of my shoes.

Flynn said... Best Blogger Tips

Now that I can (sort of) sew, dresses don't tempt me as much if they cost a lot. However, these shoes are *exactly* the sort of thing that cause me to get tempted by the really expensive. These are super classy, and really unique. If I can duplicate the shoe sugar I'll feel like I've earned another 'Recessionista' badge =D

Thanks SO much for sharing this tutorial!!

glam.spoon said... Best Blogger Tips

what a simple and lovely way to decorate a shoe.

hannah said... Best Blogger Tips

you are so creative! i love the projects you come up with and also, i've been convinced to buy a sizzix machine!

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