DIY Ruffle Shoes: Removable ruffles for your Sandals, Flats or Heels


What you’ll need …





…try on shoe strap, stitch on velcro on back …as seen here


Attach/velcro your ruffles securely onto toe & ankle straps





….apologies for the hideous toes …lol.


Wear them on your flat sandals too!



…the best part is that they don’t have to be perfect to be perfect!
Make them as big or small as you like …in any color!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Underfunded Heiress

    May 23, 2009 |

    Those look great! Not homemade at all.

  • ~alison

    May 23, 2009 |

    THESE ARE FANTASTIC!!!! I love it!

    P.s. Chad graduated yesterday. WAHOO!

  • J-Diggety

    May 23, 2009 |

    I love the versatility – heels, flats, whatevs!

    Check your email, if you haven’t already… 😉


  • TeeTee

    May 23, 2009 |

    You are so creative!

  • BellaCene

    May 23, 2009 |

    Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    They are fabulous!

  • hellohoneyno

    May 23, 2009 |

    woot! love em, thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

  • OHN

    May 23, 2009 |

    It is your fault I am not creative. Somehow YOU got all MY creative DNA and we aren’t even related.

    I have to pay people to do things like this 🙂

  • K.Line

    May 23, 2009 |

    Honestly, you should sell these. Amazing!!!

  • carly

    May 23, 2009 |

    holy eff woman.
    DIY is so fierce.

  • Lo

    May 23, 2009 |

    Ok I’m getting out my needle & thread right freakin’ now! That’s so cool

  • teasinglydiverse

    May 23, 2009 |

    Super cute!

  • Style Porn

    May 23, 2009 |

    Whoa, those look amazing! Even better than spending $200 on some of that so-called “shoe jewelry” from Littersf (which I happen to be obsessed with).

  • janettaylor

    May 23, 2009 |

    Fantastic homemade! YAY!


  • Lily G.

    May 23, 2009 |

    so talented you are!

  • Snarky A.

    May 23, 2009 |

    I love these! Brilliant!

  • Yaya

    May 23, 2009 |

    That is SO COOL!!!!! You are so talented!

  • Cathy Voyage

    May 23, 2009 |

    That is so great! I love it!

  • Kathy

    May 23, 2009 |

    Looooooovely diy!

  • Namine

    May 23, 2009 |

    these are fabulous!!

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    May 23, 2009 |


  • Alicia

    May 23, 2009 |

    These are AMAZING! I cannot wait to try to make these in all sorts of colors, thank you so much for always sharing the how-to’s on your projects!!!

  • Christina

    May 23, 2009 |

    Wow! Those are gorgeous–you are so creative!!!

  • kelly

    May 23, 2009 |

    you never cease to amaze me Maegan!! i love that color. soo beautiful!! i was totally thinking of those Loubies when you had initially thought about doing the DIY. FABULOUS!!

  • Kristin

    May 23, 2009 |

    They do make me want to scream “hello lover.”

  • Leah

    May 23, 2009 |

    I think you need to make more and sell them! You have an incredible talent, and the shoes look gorgeous!!

  • Watkins Wackiness

    May 23, 2009 |

    I am so going to make some cool shoes!! i love the black ones you did a few weeks ago too!! my friend camille is crafty so i’m going to corner her up so we can make some shoes!!!

  • Megan

    May 23, 2009 |

    You did SUCH a great job with those!!

  • drollgirl

    May 23, 2009 |

    these look so BEAUTIFUL!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! and so are your shoes!

  • Girl Japan

    May 24, 2009 |

    Hey there friend! I’ll just have to scream about you from the rooftops = )

    You are my inspiration– but I can not sew, but I want to take up sewing.. that does not even make sense.. lol

    Those look sexy hot!


    May 24, 2009 |

    WOW! These are AMAZING! I am soooo loving all your DIY projects lately. So, so, SO doing this. I’ll be linking as well.

  • Maegan

    May 24, 2009 |

    awe, you guys make me smile ….thanks. 😉

  • Doll legs

    May 24, 2009 |

    Amazing amazing and beautiful work!!

  • Doll legs

    May 24, 2009 |

    Amazing amazing and beautiful work!!

  • Eeli

    May 24, 2009 |

    That is one pretty damn amazing DIY! I TRIED understanding it all lol but the sewing jargon is just too much 🙁 Looks pretty though! 😀

  • LadyLuvBug

    May 24, 2009 |

    ur amazing!

  • F.A.P.

    May 24, 2009 |

    I love that shoe. It’s so cute!! You are so creative girl! And they look adorable on your feet.
    Lol @ “my work space.”

  • Teri

    May 24, 2009 |

    So lovely… almost anthro-like! You could also use this idea around edge of the collar of a plain dress or tank. So cute! Love it… you’re sweet to share!

  • Michelle

    May 24, 2009 |

    Those shoes look HOT!
    I am going to have to try to make those sometime.


  • DolceDreams

    May 24, 2009 |

    Very creative…..I was just checking out Louboutin’s myself, so fabulous but not very long lasting…Love the DIY version!

  • Tiffany

    May 24, 2009 |

    GENIUS!! Gonna have to go to the fabric store soon to try this out!

    seriously beautiful and I love the flats idea too.

  • tanya

    May 24, 2009 |

    seriously. Start a shop for this. AMAZING!!!!

  • A little Princess

    May 24, 2009 |

    WOW! They look so AMAZING! You’re so very very inspiring! xoxo

  • adictazapatos

    May 24, 2009 |

    I think they are great! Great job!!!

  • clorivak

    May 24, 2009 |

    Ok…those are Awesome!!!Love them!

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    May 24, 2009 |

    WOW those heels are amazing and basically all your stuff is well chosen and suits you!

  • josephine wayward

    May 24, 2009 |

    This is just so great! I love DIY, and you are just so creative. Thanks for sharing.

  • Spaceship Commander

    May 24, 2009 |

    woaaah i just fell into the danger zone! oddly enough i love it though! this blog is great!

  • Iva

    May 24, 2009 |

    GENIUS! what an awesome idea….fab with the flats too!

  • Ash Fox

    May 24, 2009 |

    amazing DIY! congrats on the baby girl! you are stunning!

  • nookie

    May 24, 2009 |

    great job!!!
    they look awesome,
    I’m gonna try do it too..

  • Savvy Mode SG

    May 24, 2009 |

    wow…. love it. will have to try for myself.

  • Fashdance

    May 24, 2009 |

    Such a genius idea!
    How is it that I’ve never known about your blog before. I am so lame.

    Re your comment: OMG that completely sucks.
    My boots are slightly too big, but I was not sending them back for a new pair because I knew they would sell out.
    Extra thick socks FTW!

  • Joanna Jenkins

    May 24, 2009 |

    I stopped by from SITS because I loved your profile pic but then I got to your site and well, well, well, I’m so glad I did. YOu are my kind of clever girl. LOVE he shoes. I’ll be back again soon!

  • mika

    May 24, 2009 |

    you are a talent!
    i will try it!

  • Bucca

    May 25, 2009 |

    Great DIY the best I have seen so far!

  • Meghan

    May 25, 2009 |

    Those shoes are stunning! You’re so talented, I could never pull it off.

  • Manda

    May 25, 2009 |

    Thanks for showing the flats!!!! Love the idea 🙂

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    May 25, 2009 |

    WOW I bow to you, they look great!

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    May 25, 2009 |

    wow your very creative!

  • Pamela

    May 25, 2009 |

    the result is amazing!
    congrats! love them!!

  • Keeley

    May 25, 2009 |

    Look at you!!!!!!! Impressive as always! 🙂

  • Hadley

    May 25, 2009 |

    woahhhhhh this is fantastic! like, times a million. You are my new hero. thank you!!!

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    May 25, 2009 |

    Holy moley, girl. These are hot.

    And your toes aren’t hideous at all.

  • Wendy

    May 25, 2009 |

    cool.. i’ve always loved DIYs and these are just awesome! they left me in awe..


  • laurenfromtexas

    May 25, 2009 |

    HOT! So Carrie Bradshaw 🙂 Thanks for the instructions, girl. Can’t wait to try for myself!

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    May 25, 2009 |

    uh. this is awesome!! so glad i stumbled upon your blog today! i’ll definitely be back!

  • Austere

    May 25, 2009 |

    Amazing DIY! I really like them on the flat sandals.

  • drinking in the morning sun

    May 25, 2009 |

    *ah these shoes are wonderful, current and ever so creative. might have to give it a go for my up and coming grad ball*

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    May 25, 2009 |

    waouh! it’s so amzing! i love the color so electric!

  • Wanderlusting

    May 25, 2009 |

    LOVE IT! And you know what, are those VS Pink sandals cuz I have those lol and I am TOTALLY gonna spruce them up like this – wow Maegan, you are the bomb. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Suzanne in TX

    May 25, 2009 |

    Fantastic idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

  • Nicole Marie

    May 26, 2009 |

    love love love love love love. i wish i was that talented

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    May 26, 2009 |

    OHMYGOD. I think I need to do this but I’m kind of an ass when it comes to sewing. I want!!

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    May 26, 2009 |

    OMG! the result is amazing!
    Please pay a visit to my fashion blog as well 🙂

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    May 26, 2009 |

    Muchas gracias. Es fácil y divertido.

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    May 26, 2009 |

    aaaaaaaaaamazing. gonna try it soon!!!

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    May 26, 2009 |

    I can’t wait to try this!

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    May 26, 2009 |

    I am going to attempt this. I am not so sure I get it but it looks fab and I want it…NOW!

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    May 26, 2009 |

    awesome job!!! love it!

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    May 26, 2009 |

    OMG. those are awesome!

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    May 26, 2009 |

    love it!
    thanks for the tutorial 🙂

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    May 26, 2009 |

    you have a serious talent here, you kill it everytime!! you should sell these puppies!

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    May 26, 2009 |

    Those are INCREDIBLE! Love, love, love! 🙂

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    May 26, 2009 |

    These are FAB! So very Phillip Lim…

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    May 27, 2009 |

    you are on to something, lady!

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    May 27, 2009 |

    they seriously turned out amazing!!! I can’t believe that you made them by hand! so cool.

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    May 27, 2009 |

    holy cow! that’s awesome 😀

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    May 28, 2009 |

    this is osom!!!!! i will defenetly try it!


    May 28, 2009 |

    Gorgeous!!!! You are an artist.

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    May 29, 2009 |

    Oh you’re so creative those shoes look fabulous!

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    June 1, 2009 |

    your project was featured on The Bargainista today! 🙂

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    June 8, 2009 |

    oh these are fantastic! really, so genius. i featured on c is for charmed.. check it out.

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    June 11, 2009 |

    you are amazing!!!


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    June 17, 2009 |

    It should be a sin to be so freakin awesome!

    I was worryin about how I was going to make my shoes match this dress I made for a company picnic. Now I know! and I dont have to go out and buy any shoes.

    *hugz you a thousand times*


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    June 22, 2009 |

    This is a fantastic DIY! I’m inspired : )

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    February 2, 2010 |

    I love these! linked to this post on my blog.

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    April 16, 2010 |

    Wow I love this DIY !

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    June 9, 2010 |

    Can I buy these from you for my wedding shoes!!!!!!????????? seriously interested !!!

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    September 17, 2010 |

    These are amazing! I’m only 10 so I put them on my cheap sandals from Tj Maxx! They look much more festive. Thanks Maegan

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    April 19, 2011 |

    Amazing tutorial, I will definetely try it! Oh, and it has been featured on my blog! ^__^

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  • vi nam

    March 23, 2012 |

    To hide such beautiful feet behind such ruffle is so bailses. no the less i admire ur effort. Such feet!! mercy!
    I love this look and the attach/detach feature is terrific. But I have 2 questions:
    1. Just how are you attaching the ribbons to the strappy sandals?
    2. Im also wondering how the ruffle might attach to shoes which are not
    opentoe. Any thoughts on this?

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  • Anonymous

    July 11, 2013 |

    Ah-mazing! It took me 2 tries, but I managed to make them out of a shimmery silver organza for my wedding shoes (silver strappy sandals). Cannot WAIT to wear them! They look fabulous!

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    What type of blue heels are those? They are super cute (even without the ruffle…. but I’d still add it lol). I’d like to get a pair so I can do this for my wedding shoes!

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