Thursday, May 21, 2009

Did you Know??? You can MAKE YOUR OWN SHOES

I found this old pattern...

I don't think it's available any more - I googled it and found a couple of old listings on Ebay - but nothing current. It has sizes from toddler to adult - it's fairly well written and simple for an intermediate level sewer...

I chose the Mary Janes and I used only stuff that I already had - leftover pleather from Scout's chaps and the bottom parts of his cutoff trousers for the lining and the inner sole - and the green foam is from a box of fruit we got for Christmas - thanks K&D...

I should mention that a set of needle-nosed pliers are a great tool for turning a thin strap inside out...

The outer sole is an old vinyl placemat that we had under the sink...

The finished shoes - Oh yes - I'll definitely wear them...

...from the top...

right side...

...left side...
...email me if you want the pattern information...

11 comments:

  1. That is awesome!!!! Someday I'll email you for the pattern... but right now I've got way too many other projects. :) Seriously, that is so cooL!

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  2. Wow, those are adorable! I will email you for the pattern when I have the skills to make it look that good!

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  3. You never cease to amaze me with all the things you can do, and with stuff you have on hand. Great shoes!!

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  4. too cool! those would be great with your snow white costume also!!

    love, k

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  5. Those are so cute!!! I would never have thought to make my own shoes--you are amazing!

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  6. That's amazing. I think they turned out pretty well too.

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  7. those are super cute! i love them!

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  8. Very cute! I never would have thought about finding a pattern for shoes. Very impressive.

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  9. Wow! Those are totally awesome! Great job - it looks like you bought those. Very cool and resourceful.

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  10. oh yeah, and I would love the pattern for these!

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