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Topic: Leather Infant Shoes--Buckeye Fans! :)  (Read 1030 times)
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momma2three
« on: September 08, 2007 07:03:23 AM »

I made these last night.  I had to try out all the leather I bought yesterday.  I hand embroidered the face, which was hard to get the needle through because it was leather!  I don't know why I was thinking it would be easier then it was??  Anyways, here it is!





I used the pattern from this site:
www.makethemyoursel f.com
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rachieann55
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 07:17:56 AM »

those are cute! was teh leather hard to sew??
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momma2three
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 07:20:39 AM »

Leather can be hard to sew, but if you get the right weight, leather that's not really stretchy and use baby powder it's just fine.  It took me a while to get the tension right on my new machine though.  I have been making these for my daughter for over a year on my old crappy machine and my new machine did so much better!  This is better leather too.  Smiley
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rachieann55
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 07:48:37 AM »

thats good to know. i am using my moms old kenmore that she has had for as long as i can remember. so like 18-20 years. i would really like a new one, but cant justify it because this one works.

i want to make my daughter some ballet flats (using a tutorial i found in shoes) to go with her halloween costume.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 08:52:56 PM »

Great job, too cute!
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wbaine
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007 06:11:11 AM »

If you will run the item you want to hand embrodry under your sewing machine (without thread) you can prepunch your holes.  Then it is much easier to hand sew.

When running under the machine just use the hand crank so you don't overshoot the area you want punched.

You did a great job!
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momma2three
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007 06:13:30 AM »

If you will run the item you want to hand embrodry under your sewing machine (without thread) you can prepunch your holes.  Then it is much easier to hand sew.

When running under the machine just use the hand crank so you don't overshoot the area you want punched.

You did a great job!

Thanks for the tip!  I'm making another pair of these tonight for someone in a size 5 and I wasn't looking forward to it!  I'll try it tonight  Smiley
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ReuseCrafter
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007 08:54:26 PM »

GO BUCKS, WOOHOO!!!

As an Ohioan living in Michigan and an alumna of The Ohio State University, I love them.  I've really been contemplating making some of the soft-soled shoes, and these would be perfect for my baby and my brother's baby.  Although I'm thinking of doing fabric slippers, but I may have to steal your buckeye design.
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007 03:26:03 AM »

They're so cute... I have to try those. I have a Teflon foot for sewing leather and I don't use powder because it can ruin your sewing machine.
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