After seeing Rodarte's light-up heels, I decided to make some for myself. The task seemed simple enough. I was able to make a slipcover for the heel of my shoe with embedded light. I used the LED sequins from Aniomagic, you can find them here. The battery pack is from Switch Craft, the materials below account for this. You can use a different battery holder if you like, both  Aniomagic and Lilypad's battery holders work well.

Step 1: Materials

  • * Pair of your favorite high-heeled shoes
  •  2 sew-able LEDs
  • Saran Wrap or lightweight sheer fabric.
  • Ribbon (at least 1 yard, more if you want it to lace up your leg)
  • Conductive thread/or thin conductive wire
  • Main Fabric (pick one with a good translucency for the light)
  • Cotton Lining Fabric
  • Paper and pencil
  • Needle, Thread & Fabric Pins, Scissors


  • 3 Hearing Aid Batteries (size 10)
  • 5mm Heat Shrink Tubing
  • 4 Magnetic jewelry clasps, 2 gold and 2 silver (design must be flat on both ends)
Very nice! I really want to try this! Thanks for the super idea! :)
there pretty hot those shoes are
I've seen the heels before and fell in love with them. Good instructable and final product =]<br />

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Bio: Alison Lewis is a fashion hound who loves technology and DIY. She is the producer of www.iheartswitch.com and the author of Switch Craft ... More »
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