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DIY (and pattern) on how to make WINGS for your.... SHOES!
This is my first post to Cut Out + Keep! I'm sorry if it's too many steps... I like to be as detailed as possible to answer any questions.

You can download the wing pattern/template below!

If you have any questions or comments, I would be happy to answer them! Thanks for looking! :)

Posted by jwodesigns from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See jwodesigns's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw some wings on large index cards and outline them with a Sharpie.

    If you don't feel like drawing, I made a downloadable printable pattern! Remember to choose "Actual Size" before printing so nothing is cut off.

    It's best to use cardstock or heavier paper since you'll be using this as your template on your leather/vinyl.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out your wings. I find it easier to use smaller scissors to cut out complicated shapes.

    *NOTE* I did NOT include the lace holes in my pattern. Each shoe's lace holes are spaced differently so you must measure this on your own!

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Get a large needle and punch through the holes so that you can trace them.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Grab your leather/vinyl.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flip your vinyl/leather to the wrong or "rough" side (the side that you don't want showing) and trace with a silver or white dressmaking pencil/color pencil.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Carefully cut out all the wings. This is the most tedious part. I did NOT cut the "slits" in between the feathers. I waited until the wings were assembled.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Grab some Heat N' Bond Ultrahold. This can be found in your local Walmart in the crafts section or any fabric store. They have the purple colored Heat N' Bond which is not the ultrahold. DO NOT get this. It will NOT stick your wings together and cause much pain and misery.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Position your wings on the bumpy side of the Heat N' Bond paper with the ROUGH/WRONG side of the fabric facing the bumpy side.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Turn OFF the steam on your iron and set it on low-ish heat. I set mine on 3.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 10
    Step 10

    Grab a scrap piece of cotton fabric and place on TOP of the wings and Heat N' Bond. Be careful not to shift the wings around underneath. Now press down with all your might BUT keep that iron moving! Don't let it sit too long or it'll MELT fake leather/vinyl.

    I can't really tell you how long to iron since everyone's iron heats differently. I kept mine on about 30 seconds moving around frequently to get everything covered.

  • Step 11

    Peel the scrap fabric back to see if the Heat N' Bond has stuck to the back side. Don't worry if it comes off in a huge transparent sheet with the wings still stuck. Just carefully pick away at the transparent sticky side BUT make sure it's still stuck to the backside of your wings!

    Press the OPPOSITE/FLIPPED wing so that the WRONG sides of the fabric of the wings are touching each other. See what I'm doing? I'm DOUBLE LAYERING the wings together to give it stability and plus, it looks better. Once the two wings are placed together with the Heat N' Bond sandwiched between, place the scrap fabric back on TOP and press firmly (and MOVE) for about 30 seconds or more to melt the Heat N' Bond and stick the 2 wings together.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 12
    Step 12

    Should look like this now. You'll have 2 large wings and 2 small wings. Trim any extra Heat N' Bond sticking out or overlaps in the wings.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 13
    Step 13

    Grab your paper templates and use the holes you punched through earlier to mark the holes.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 14
    Step 14

    Grab your large needle and push and form the holes carefully. I suggest using a twisting motion to help force the needle through.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 15
    Step 15

    Then, I grabbed my blunt ice pick (or awl) and gently force the holes open so that they're big enough for the shoe laces to go through.

  • How to make a shoe clip. Diy Removable Shoe Wings - Step 16
    Step 16

    I didn't glue or attach the wings together, I just laced the shoe string through the holes since they hold both layers pretty firmly. And here's how they look!

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Susan L.
Susan L. · Port Orchard, Washington, US
You've provided excellent instructions! I'll be making these for our upcoming library program, a Greek Mythology escape room.Love
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B. Buckles
B. Buckles
Super cute & clever! Can't wait to wing my shoes :0) thx for the clear instructions!
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Little MAMA
Little MAMA · Albany, Oregon, US
I cant wait to do this project!
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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
love it
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Beverleyann W.
Beverleyann W. · Barnard Castle, England, GB · 12 projects
Wow, thanx for the how to and love how clear it all was! Great 1st project on here, i look forwards to seeing LOADS more.
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Asgards_Princess
Asgards_Princess · Leicester, England, GB · 33 projects
Oh wow, Love them!! I used to have some shoes like this. I SHOULD HAVE KEPT THEM....
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julie k.
julie k.
Totally absolutely awesome!!! I Love these!! You are brilliant!
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jwodesigns
jwodesigns · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
@preciouswaste I checked it and it popped up for me. If you still can't download it from here, you can download it at the very bottom of my blog post:

http://jwodesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/tutorial-removable-shoe-wings.html
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preciouswaste
preciouswaste
Can't seem to download the shoe wing pattern as it's coming up with an error message?
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Connie T.
Connie T.
These are very nice instructions. I've never made anything from Cut Out and Keep, but I think I will make these!
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