Hello Sew Brilliant Community!
I run a small online shop and have undertake this huge project - - dog shoes. I'm a drafter by trade so designing them has not been too bad and I have managed to get all the elements from the boot to the cuff to the elastic & Velcro closure all to work in harmony. BUT... I thought I would put this question out there and see what kind of response I got back.
I need something for the sole. It needs to be durable, non-skid and sew-able onto vinyl. I try to use as much reclaimed, recycled and upcycled items as I can, but this is the one piece of the shoe that I just don't seem to be able to conquer - and will likely need to buy new.
Currently I'm using a cotton/polyester blend that has small rubber nodules on it. It does okay... but it isn't as rough and tough as I'd like it to be.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I could use instead?
I'm open to suggestions because I'm currently in pre-order right now and I could use a little input before my next phase goes out. If you are a visual person like me and seeing it would be help, you can check out the shoes at http://sewmantra.blogspot.com/2012/01/dog-shoe-dilemma-part-dos.html
Thanks for your thoughts.