Maegan Tintari inspired me today with her DIY Ruffle Sandals. She, like me, is into ruffles. Are you into ruffles? Fortunately, many major fashion designers are into ruffles in their current collections. There are ruffles everywhere, and on every fashion accessory.
DIY Ruffle Sandals
I personally like the Valentino Ruffle sandals with their matching ruffle bag. But Maegen prefers the look of the ruffle sandals by top designer Christian Louboutin. Other brands like Love Label and Matalan feature nearly the same ruffle sandals.
Nothing new here, but the Christian Louboutin Dillon Python Ruffle stiletto platform shoes cost a little fortune.
Fortunately … you’ll be able to have a pair of gorgeous fashion ruffle shoes for a lot less: DIY ruffle shoes. … Just following into Maegan’s footsteps and make your own.
2 Styles of DIY Ruffle Sandals
How Megan inspired me is with her 2 different styles of womens ruffle shoes ~ both a la Louboutin. Make them for your Valentine’s Date, Summer Fest or Christmas Party — good all year round!
Valentino Ruffle Shoes
Valentino Ruffle Bag
Maxstudio Women’s Salsa Sandal $180
Xhilaration Ruffle Sandal Metallic
Badgley Mischka Women’s Randee T-Strap Sandals
DKNYC Ruffle Shoes
Christian Louboutin Chiffon Ruffle
Megan’s Ruffle Sandal (dubbed’ Black Violets’ by me), which we’ll show you how to make here in an upcoming tutorial.
Christian Louboutin Ruffle Pumps
Megan’s Ruffle Sandal (dubbed ‘Blue Roses’ by me), which we’ll show you how to make here today.
Free Tutorial: DIY Ruffle Sandals ‘Blue Roses’
What you’ll need: pair of used sandals/flats that need a face-lift; satin fabric & ribbon, Velcro, thread & needle and scissors.
1. Open your shoe closet and find a pair of shoes that matches your outfit, be their either sandals, heels, flats, wedges, pumps or stilettos. This will be the pair that we’ll transform in ruffle shoes.
2. Either find a strip of satin in your fabric remnants cabinet, or get some from the store. A crepe satin blend works well for this project. You’ll need approx. 28” (length) x 8” (width) of fabric for a size 9 shoe, and shorter if you have smaller feet.
3. Two strips of 5/8” satin ribbon of matching color. Burn the edges to stop fraying.
4. Pinch, twist, bunch fabric to form ‘blue roses’. Make stitches by hand at the back to sew ruffle flower design in place.
5. Do a section at a time till you reach the end. You can leave a salvage edge here and there, if you wish.
6. Attach the ribbon at the back.
7. Add the Velcro to the ribbon at the back edge and give it a few stitches
8. Attach the ribbons to your strap sandals and you’re done.
Source: Love Meagan’s notes and pictures, with tutorial-help from Fine Craft Guild.
Eco-friendly Fashion Shoes
What I love about these DIY ruffle sandals is that the ruffles are removable:
- The ruffles are a great way to reduce the need for you to buy endless pairs of sandals.
- It’s a fun way to re-use old shoes that you would otherwise not really wear any longer, by refashioning them with mere fabric remnants.
Like other Ideas?
These sandals with ruffle flower are just my color scheme for summer.
Look into making ruffle shoes besides sandals. Think… ruffle booties and ruffle wedge shoes. Build upon what you already have in your shoe closet.
Including something more like this … (Left/above: These beauties are found at Neiman Marcus, by Rene Colville, Italy, $975)