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1  Summery Solstice Flats! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: July 14, 2009 01:11:08 PM
Fabricated from Lemon Yellow organic cotton outer and cute lemon liner. Padded insoles make these shoes so comfortable! Each shoe is fastened with natural cotton laces.

The soles are made of vinyl, making these flats completely vegan.

I love this lemon fabric! <333

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2  Redefined Mary Janes! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: February 07, 2009 09:06:48 PM
So I've been working on this Mary jane Pattern for a long time trying to figure it out and get it perfect. Today was the day everything came together and I finally finished them. Yay!

The shoe outer is made from organic cotton and the soles are vinyl making them completely vegan! This is my first attempt at a reinforced heel, it really tested my machine's power!


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3  My Keyhole ballet flat is now for kids!! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: January 02, 2009 08:08:47 PM

I scaled down my pattern for my Keyhole flat so it will fit babies and children! Yay! My daughter (16 months old) Loves them. I think they turned out really cute!

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4  Autumn plaid is delicious! *New Flats*! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: November 18, 2008 07:18:13 PM
Here is the latest! Made from autumny wool plaid and brown corduroy. The soles are vinyl. Yay vegan flats! What do you think?  Smiley

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5  Re: Bamboo Brocade + faux suede= Lovely flats-!! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: November 09, 2008 08:03:14 PM
really cute, as usual. I'd love a picture of the bottoms though, I'm still sort of iffy about using the peel and stick vinyl. have you worn a pair enough to know how it holds up? is it really slippery? does it crack? so curious...

Thank you! I didn't actually use the peel and stick kind, I used the type of vinyl upholsterers use. Its flexible, but still sturdy. There is a bit of texture to it to prevent over slipperiness. I have worn these outside many time and have had no cracking or any other signs of wear. Yay!

Here is a picture of the bottom of the Amelie flat. I used the same material for both pair.

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6  Bamboo Brocade + faux suede= Lovely flats-!! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: November 07, 2008 02:35:30 PM
Here is my latest creation! Made from brocade, faux suede, vinyl soles, and faux tortoise shell buttons and lots of love. A variation of the original key hole flats.  What do you think?!   Smiley

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7  *Updated* More fanciful Flats! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: October 27, 2008 09:23:15 PM
So I've decided I love making flats. I'm completely obsessed on it right now and this is the latest creation! They are called the Amelie flat. I used faux suede for the outside and pink satin for the lining,insoles, and bows. For the soles I used vinyl too keep them animal free. They are really comfy to wear and the pink laces make em look so fancy. Yay! What do you think?

Here is a picture of the bottom that was requested. I was also wondering if any of you think the bow would look better in the center, or if you like it off to the side? Thanks!

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8  Re: Delicious ballet Flats-! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: October 23, 2008 09:38:01 AM
Okay, so as far as the lining goes- its really simple! You start with the pattern that looks like this:

You want to cut out a peice of your main fabric for the outsie of the shoe, and another peice of faric for the lining. I also cut out another sole peice from te lining fabric.

You should now have 2 pieces of fabric that look like U's. One of lining(red), and one of main fabric(black).

Take these two peices and pin them, right sides together.
Then sew along the inner Curve of the U.

Now turn it so the wrong side are together and press. Yay! Now you have a lined peice of your shoe to work with.
Next I take the peice of sole cut out of lining fabric and sew it to the actual piece of sole you are going to be using (leather, vinyl, ect) with the wrong sides together. This way when you sew up your show the bottom will have the lining fabric too!

Hopefully that makes sense. And thank you again for all the comments!
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9  Delicious ballet Flats-! in Shoes: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: October 22, 2008 08:01:25 PM
This is my first attempt at footwear. I tried to use iheartohmy's tutorial, but I could never get the pattern sized to my foot correctly, so I ended up making my own pattern. They are lined and have removable insoles. The bottom soles are vinyl, but I'm looking into some textured PVC material to cover the vinyl eventually. Input would be greatly appreciated! What do you think?

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10  Red Dino Costume!! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by KoopaTroops on: October 13, 2008 02:05:41 PM
My 1 year old daughter loves to make this RAAWRRing sound, so I thought- she should be a dinosaur for Halloween! I was smart this year and started it a month ago because I new it would be difficult to find the time to sew, but I finished it. yay! She loves running around and trying to figure out how to pull the tail off to chew on it. <3 Happy Halloween<3

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