High-End Hack: Tassel Shoe Embellishment Tutorial

Welcome to the third, and final installment of the High-End Hack: Shoe Embellishment Tutorials.

Bedazzled shoes are everywhere and adorned with everything: embroidery, pom-poms, tassels, beading — you name it. With a few simple steps, it’s easy (and inexpensive!) to transform a pair of basic flat mules into designer flats.

Follow these simple step-by-step photos to create your own luxe pair of pom-pom adorned shoes!


  • Basic mule flats
  • Heavy-weight thread (thread used: Pearl Crown Rayon)
  • Loome tool 
  • Invisible thread
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Pin backs

Purchase a pair of plain flat mules.

Use the Loome tool and heavy-weight thread according to the Loome tool’s instructions.

Tie-off the tassel.

Use invisible thread to attach the pin back to the back side of the tassel (back side of the tassel will have the exposed tied off knot).

Repeat steps to create another tassel.

Pin to the mule’s front and center.

Unpin the design to feature additional shoe adornment options. With each new look, the shoes take on their own unique style and become outfit makers.

Check out the two previous posts for the tutorial on the Pom-pom and the Freestanding Lace shoe adornments.

High End Hack ShoesFor more in-depth instructions pick up the April/May 2018 issue of Sew News and check out the High-End Hack column.

-Jessica Ziebarth, Assistant Editor



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