A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,650
Currently Running With Scissors:
449 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Attaching p/leather to soles - ideas?  (Read 1153 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
aliengrace
« on: October 13, 2006 10:19:13 PM »

Hi - I am really wanting to make some shoes from scratch.  Does anyone know some techniques to attach the top material to the sole?  There's this place near me that sells soles and leather and all sorts of shoe-making stuff (leffler's leather, melbournites)... they're not that friendly and they sell mostly to professionals so I don't want to bug them with questions.

I'm sure I can figure out most of the stuff by myself, like patterns as I make fabric patterns already, but sole attaching is one thing I'd really like to figure out a robust way of doing and without super fancy equipment.  Can you get a glue that's strong enough or do you always have to stitch it?

Oh yeah, and bonus question, moulding the p/leather over the toes??  I guess that's necessary to avoid too many seams.  Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

capitanjen
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006 11:37:30 PM »

my grandma used to make shoes when she was little. i asked her once, and this is what she told me, but i dont know if this will help. its kind of cool either way.
so when she was little, she lived in hong kong. everytime a car lost its tire, she would take it back home to make shoes. she would cut the tire to make the sole, and then she would stich fabric to it.
i would imagine something like a coptic stitch for book binding...?
hope this helps
THIS ROCKS   Logged

fght ff yr dmns. crft n yr slp.
CraftyMcCrafterson
Offline Offline

Posts: 1909
Joined: 05-Aug-2006

art should not exist for the sake of itself


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006 01:16:18 AM »

i think you have to stitch the inner sole to the the top of the shoe part and then glue it to the final bottom sole...yeah, i don't know the words but that's how i've read it works... some sort of two-part epoxy should work. Good luck!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://dianneofalltrades.blogspot.com/

Looking for dead pointe shoes.
mmd32
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006 03:00:31 AM »

I bought a glue from a shoe repair place once, for that very purpose. I don't remember what exactly it was, but I am sure you could find it at a place like that.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

aliengrace
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006 09:24:29 AM »

aaah right, tyres. yep. great idea.  and i know a leather place that sells shoemaking supplies... hmm... prefer to use some tough vinyl but maybe i would use leather for the top bit, or even canvas with rubber stitched around... hmm... feral but fun.  thanks everyone!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

R
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007 05:02:27 PM »

I got this make-your-own-shoes book for Christmas: http://www.marywalesloomis.com/

She outlines the whole thing from start to finish, and she recommends attaching the soles with Barge Cement, which I've seen in a zillion hardware stores.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
How To Create Beautiful Artwork By Painting Tissue Paper
How To Make Patriotic Crowns Out Of Pipe Cleaners
Great Craft Ideas For A Fun And Festive Fourth Of July
Great Craft Ideas For A Fun And Festive Fourth Of July
Great Craft Ideas To Bust Your Boredom This Summer
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads
Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.