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amiemoo
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2007 06:07:54 PM »

Oh my goodness!  I've always wanted to make my own sandals, but I'm a scaredy cat.  Seeing how well yours turned out, I may just give it a go.  I'd never thought of using table mats for the sole.  My father is a carpet and vinyl layer, so my immediate thought was to use flooring vinyl (which is probably too rigid).
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janaana
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2007 02:08:07 AM »

Definitely give it a go. I found that it was much easier than I expected.

It's funny that you mention flooring vinyl because the other day I saw some flooring vinyl packs (six long strips intended to look like planks of wood) being sold for 1 each because they were all different shades. I nearly bought one to use for the soles but then I noticed that the side I would want to show for the sole was pre-glued to make it easier for the person laying their flooring and I didn't want the wood effect side showing as it felt quite slippery to walk on. 

I don't think it would be too rigid for the undersole but you might want something softer or thinner for the middle and upper sloes.

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Mrsbookie
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007 01:01:44 PM »

very cool!! I love shoes that wrap and tie!!
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Lindasy
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007 06:26:49 AM »

These are so cute.   I'll have to try it someday.   Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2007 11:47:46 AM »

wow....those look mad professional! good job!
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007 12:47:39 PM »

Great job janaana!!! They look very professional
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008 06:57:37 AM »

lovely  Grin Grin
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2008 04:54:53 AM »

Very smart, and innovative. I admire you for coming up with a design like that and for actually making them!! Are they still holding out well after about a month? I do hope so!
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2008 05:15:21 PM »

Oh that's lovely !
I was thinking about making my own one of these days and I see that amazing results are possible!
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janaana
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2008 01:43:51 PM »

Are they still holding out well after about a month? I do hope so!

Actually it is over a year since I made them and posted them up here. I was surprised to get some replies now but thanks for the nice comments. The shoes are still OK although I haven't had the chance to wear them a lot this year due to the damp summer we've had making fabric sandals a bit impractical.
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