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Topic: >>I Made Ballet Flats<< now with tutorial >>UPDATES<<  (Read 248656 times)
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« Reply #90 on: December 15, 2006 04:30:38 PM »

I'm in the process of making these, to stiffen the sole I would recommend doing the shoe as the tute says, and then afterwards make a matching insole out of matching fabric (which you could line the inside with some felt for comfort). Then you glue it in with Gorilla glue. That'll stiffen it riiiight up. 

« Reply #91 on: December 17, 2006 10:58:06 AM »

I have to try those! I'm somewhere between an 11 and a 12 so I always end up wearing men's shoes (it sucks). It would be really nice to have a pair of ballets instead. thanks for the pattern and idea!

« Reply #92 on: December 20, 2006 01:38:49 PM »

Hehe first post, but I was wondering, what is meant with "(CUT ON THE FOLD),". I did not really understand how the pattern was supposed to be used as from the looks of it, I would have some sort of toe cleft (is that the word?) if I used the provided pattern.
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« Reply #93 on: December 26, 2006 11:51:58 AM »

i am SO making these! thanks for the tute!!!

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« Reply #94 on: January 19, 2007 02:52:32 PM »

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« Reply #95 on: January 19, 2007 06:25:40 PM »

I posted this in another thread but I want to put it here, too, in case someone needs it.  I think for extra stability, old records or plastic cutting boards could be "shoe gooed" in between the leather.  For extra cushioning, trimmed down memory foam could be used.  I have a pair of shoes made this way and they are so comfy.  Also, look to thrift store purses or coats for leather if you can't find any other leather. I might try one or more of these things myself.  Smiley
« Reply #96 on: January 26, 2007 02:01:45 PM »

i've been wanting to make shoes for ever! but i'm poor and don't want to mess it up..hehe
you can sew it with a machine? because i hand sewed the shoes i've tried to make, and it killed my fingers..
and does the leather wear out? are they sturdy enough to wear them around?
sorry if i'm being annoying...i just really want to make a pair!
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2007 10:21:48 AM »

I just stumbled onto this thread and was wondering if anyone who's made these shoes can give us an update on the wear and tear. I love ballet flats and have several pair, but my feet seem to have mysteriously grown recently and none of my cute shoes fit. Did anyone try the Shoe Goo? Updates, please!

« Reply #98 on: March 07, 2007 03:00:37 PM »

I've used Shoe Goo before, repairing my Birks when I was too cheap to take them to be resoled. They last several months that way- I think it might be worth a shot.

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« Reply #99 on: March 07, 2007 09:03:21 PM »

they're absolutely adorable, thank you bunches for putting the tutorial!  my friend, who has a better hand at sewing than i, plans on making a few pairs, using bandannas, canvas, and clear vinyl, and adding little mary jane straps as well! so i'll be receiving a pair in zebra print!  i'll be sure to post pics and give you even more thanks for the tutorial!

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