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janaana
« on: August 03, 2007 02:53:43 PM »



It had been in my mind to make a pair of shoes or sandals for a long time, with the idea of creating the soles from rubber table mats, as I am vegetarian and don't like to use leather but I hadn't wanted to waste any of my really nice fabric in case it didn't work out well.



I traced the shape of a shoe I liked to make the sole the right size and used the skirt part of a blue & white checked dress, which I had kept when the fabric on the bodice was worn out, to make the sandals in the picture and created a matching handbag and shopper with the remainder of the cloth.



I'm sorry my photos are a bit unclear; I seem to have mislaid my camera and only have my phone to take pictures. My next plan is to make a closed shoe, similar in appearance to a picture I have of an eighteenth or early nineteenth century evening slipper, using the same sole shape and construction technique but I can see I shall have to be much more careful in ensuring a good fit with a closed shoe.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007 03:01:18 PM »

Very nice. And very brave of you too!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007 03:02:34 PM »

wow, that came out great. i've been looking all over for some flat sandals. Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007 03:07:11 PM »

thats really cool! i just have to try to make my own shoes! thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007 03:21:58 PM »

OMGz! Love it insanely much. Brilliant idea!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007 03:38:03 PM »

Good job! Those are awesome!  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007 04:14:11 PM »

the sandals you made are amazing. do you plan on wearing them outside? i would love to know how they hold up so i myself can make a pair (if you don't mine me stealing the idea that is)! well anyways gorgeous job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2007 04:56:07 PM »

Wow. Those look so professional!

Did you just use adhesive?
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007 10:23:41 AM »

I'd love to make some of my own, but I'm also wondering how they hold up... Yours are great!
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007 12:14:47 PM »

Thanks so much for all the positive comments.

do you plan on wearing them outside? i would love to know how they hold up so i myself can make a pair (if you don't mine me stealing the idea that is)!

Unfortunately our British summer this year has been more suitable for wading boots than for fabric shoes, whether home made or shop bought, so I have only been wearing them around the garden or to the local shops in case I end up paddling home after a heavy rainstorm! This weekend seems nice though, so perhaps I'll wear them out tomorrow and update you then.

Did you just use adhesive?

I used hot glue to fix parts in place before they were securely stitched and also to fix the lower section of the sole to the middle section.

I have put full instructions on the following website for other members of my sewing group but I think anyone can look at them, if you want to see how they are made.

http://sewing.meetup.com/147/files/
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