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afc
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2010 04:20:33 AM »

Yes! these kind of boots are very expensive!!! So, I made it  Wink

The idea of making the lacing up  at the front was an esthetic matter. I think both options are good. By the way, I have no problem in the ankle hang. I'm still learning so I can't say anything about the toe hang... I've just tried it twice  Tongue

The machine I used was a domestic one, only for seewing fabric (no denim, no leather Shocked haha) but I don't have too many problems... I just chose a thin leather and voila!! One important thing to bear in mind is that you need needles for leather; they are a little bit different and allow you to sew faster and better. I also had to change a machine piece, the one that press the fabric (I don't know the name in English). Mine was of metal and the leather got stuck when I tried to sew. So, this piece is very important. The material of the new one is called "Teflon".

Good luck with your boots!! and if you make it, please post them!!!  Smiley

Thanks for your kind comments!
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tomico
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2010 01:58:27 PM »

I believe the word you are looking for is pressure foot. It attaches somewhere under the needle to hold the fabric as it is fed through the machine. You change the pressure foot for the different types of fabric you use. You also may have to widen the length of the stitching so that you do not perforate the leather.

Tomico
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afc
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2010 11:34:00 PM »

Yes!! Pressure foot, that's it!
Thanks Tomico  Wink
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tomico
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2010 10:16:08 AM »

 Grin Happy to help.

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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2010 03:19:12 PM »

I really want to try trapeze! This look really cool and well made.
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blue.laroo
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2011 09:18:25 PM »

every single time i see these boots, i think to myself how i'd like to make them...

did you use a pattern? or did you just sorta figure it out? i have some shoemaking experience, but not so much in the design aspect. please please post more pics!!! Cheesy
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afc
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2011 01:48:51 AM »

Hi! thanks for the comment.
These boots were one of my first project and I didn't have any kind of experience in shoemaking... so I'm sure you can do them!!

I didn't have any pattern. What I did was using lots of newspaper sheets because I made a pattern, I tried on my own leg and most of the time I ended trowing it away, ha ha.

Some information that can be helpful is:
- These boots have three parts: tongue, leg and sole.
- Tongue must be larger than the leg and it has to be wide.
- Leg hat to fit really well on your own leg, otherwise it could pull down while practising trapeze. I recommend you to make a leg a little bit narrower so you can adjust it with shoelaces. (My shoelaces are eachone 3 meters long!... because the more holes you make the better tightening you have). Ah! one important thing (that I didn't do) is that the leg has to reach the upper part of your twin (I don't know the name of this muscle in English, sorry) just under your knee.
- The sole is the easier part. Its shape is like a bracelet for the feed but it must not cover toes and heel.

Here you have a pair of pics of different angles... I hope I've been helpful... : )

From the back:


Its profile:


The tongue:


One close picture (I don't use all the holes for the shoelaces because I would need 6 metres of them and 30 minutes to put the boots on!)
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