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Topic: DIY Moccasin Kit with some personal alterations!  (Read 7151 times)
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« on: January 29, 2011 07:41:03 PM »

This is a DIY moccasin that I made a while ago, but decided to post it here to get some comments and opinions from fellow craftsters.

I was browsing around Michael's one day and came across a DIY: Moccasins kit. I thought it would be something fun to keep myself busy with. It was about $15.99, but since I had a coupon it only cost me about $10 dollars or so with tax.

This is what the kit came with:

When completed:

Upon completion, I felt that the final project lacked serious character and wanted to do something more. After looking at other handmade moccasins, I was feeling inspired.

I drove back to Michael's again in hopes of searching for something that would give my Moccasins what it needed and I found this:

Who would have known that leather jewelery would go a long way!

I added some embellishments so it wouldn't look so plain. These beads were sitting in my arts and crafts bin for a long time and figured it would be the perfect opportunity to use them.

As you can see, the stringing on the left Moccasin is different from the right because I ran out of string and didn't want to go buy more if I only need such a small amount. My boyfriend suggested that I put a charm on the back of only one shoe to make it unique and I do say that it looks good.

So here you have it, a completed Moccasins project. I hope this will inspire you to go out and make your own! Smiley

*Side Note*: I also wanted to mention that these Moccasins kit didn't have soles on the bottom of the shoes, so I went to a local shoe repair store and had one slapped on.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011 07:49:07 PM by arisuchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011 08:33:58 AM »

That does make them look a lot better! I see that kit everyday when I'm at work and now I know ways to jazz it up! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 06:51:02 AM »

these are awesome you should make a pattern from them, You could probably use old leather clothes from thrift stores to make them in every color. Awesome shoes!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011 10:30:58 PM »

Those are sweet! How much did having the soles added cost?
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