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« on: July 25, 2006 11:37:18 PM »

This sorta has to do with shoes.  I have shoes that I slip around in and would like to get foot petals for them.  I was wondering if maybe there was a diy version of foot petals.  I love these things but I'm a diy kinda gal and would rather make something then buy it.  I was thinking along the lines of adhering felt to the shoes but didn't think that was a good idea.  Is there a way to make your own shoe cushions or foot petals???
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006 02:06:02 PM »

this is exactly the question i came on to ask,as i am making my entire outfit for my friends wedding,and have a purple pair of shoes that will go perfectly.....but they are kind of uncomfortable,especially on the balls of the feet.I really have no money to spare at the mo,so i want to go DIY too.My (vague) idea is to use some of the leftover dress material(it's crushed velvet in contrasting pinky purple) i'm trying to figure out how to make something cushioned enough to be comfy,but not to bulky as i don't want to make the shoes too tight.
maybe we can combine ideas and come up with something?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006 11:18:37 PM »

I was thinking something lightly padded (either sewn or whatever) and adhered to the shoes.  Or how about those gel bandaides???  I used regular bandaids for the heel when a new pair of shoes were digging into my heels. hmm...  I just don't want to do anything that will give me more blisters!
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006 09:52:31 AM »

ok i think i have it!
yesterday,i was visiting a friends house and she had been working on household sewing projects.She had made beautiful table mats(bare with me,there is a connection to shoes),to pad them out she had used"compressed volume fleece"  she was very kind and cut me off enough from her supply for me to make shoe padding with.It's not to thick,so can be used in a single layer,or folded into multiply layers(if the shoes were too big,for example)
My plan is to cut my desired shape,maybe use two layers,then make a cover from left over dress fabricto make nice little foot cusions.I was thinking of doing this in more of a full length cushion,rather than the foot petal shape that goes on the ball of the foot,but you could easily use the same principle.
Oh,and the compressed volume fleece comes from john lewis over here in the uk(not sure where you're from),it's probably available in larger sewing stores.
Let me know how it goes!
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