Patched Flats

Finding a good pair of back flats is hard so I bought a cheap pair on Amazon and added a little decoration.

This is what you need:

  • Two patches (dimensions will depend on your foot and shoe)
  • Pair of flats
  • Needle and thread

This project took me 20 minutes tops. I centered the patches and pinned the eyes into place. Try on your shoes and make sure the placement works before sewing.

Sew the patches on and Voila!

The Velvet Choker

Full choker

As much as I hope you can’t stop wearing your first choker, here is another one to add to the mix. Again everything is under $10.


Here is what you need:

  • A 50cm (20 in) piece of velvet
  • Scissors
  • A large gold jump ring (I took mine off of an old key ring).
  • Needle & thread
  • Jewelry closures

Let’s get started:

Cut your velvet in to two equal pieces.


Place the hoop on top of the opening of the velvet ribbon.

Layout Choker

Pull the ribbon through and sew a couple of stitches so the ribbon is attached.

Sew Ring

Do the same thing to the other side. It should look like this when you are done with this step.

Ring Finished

Next I folded over the ends about a centimeter and sewed it so the ends would be a little thicker for the clasps.

Finish Sew

Add the clasps on the end. Mine were pretty simple so I just used good tweezers.


Voila! Now you have two badass chokers to style as you please.

Finished Choker