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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2008 04:02:04 PM »

This rocks! It reminds me of my old moccasin boots. I worked an entire summer to buy them. This is ever so much cooler, making them. Hitting this rocks!

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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2008 04:27:57 PM »

Thanks everyone! I can't believe my boots have made it onto the front page Shocked I never thought I'd do anything good enough to feature on the front page here Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy Grin Really pleased

« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2008 04:50:49 PM »

If I wanted to make these (because they're oh so awesome), where would one acquire the leather? Smiley

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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2008 07:03:38 PM »

I don't know about Grimnir (whose boots make him my hero), but I like to dig through upholstery remnants at my local leather factory (in this case, Tandy) - I can get fairly good sized pieces and they charge by weight of the total I heap onto the counter.  I also have a large, thick leather coat I got at a thrift store (has minor damage and was half-off day, so cheap!) and plan to make boots and matching gloves (sleeves are the right size for the boot tops!)  - now I feel like I need to get a move on and stop procrastinating!  Thanks Grimnir!
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2008 07:03:41 PM »

That's so weird, I was just looking at some moccasin kits yesterday but they didn't have them in my size. These are very nice! Did you use a particular brand of leather needle? The ones I use never seem to be durable enough to properly make a project. I broke one once just trying to mend a leather belt. I must be doing something wrong

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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2008 07:44:49 PM »

Thank you for posting that wbsite! It is full of useful information! I have been designing my own shoes for a few years,  (Designing.. mentally... not actually creating!  Tongue )and only recently found an old book describing how to make moccasins. I am looking forward to trying them out in some future time when there is an extra day laying around....
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2008 11:09:57 PM »

I meant to say make professionally, oops Tongue. I've made mocs before from various tutorials and patterns out of all kinds of fabrics including one leather pair from second hand pair of pants. I do think that I would benefit from a leather machine to achieve that professional look and durability that would be required to sell them, common example Minnetonka. 
I must say though that you have a very even hand stitch and did a wonderful job in construction. I hope you make tons!

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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2008 11:36:42 PM »

Awesome job! I've been making mocs since..well, my family makes native crafts so I've always been around them. Those look great!

umm...for some of the people who ask about needles, a fair amount of the "kits" you can buy come with the hide already punched with holes, I also like doing it that way, it makes for less stress.

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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2008 12:17:26 AM »

I used a stitch marker to get the holes spaced right and an awl to pierce the leather. If it's thin enough you can use a glovers needle which has a triangular sharpened tip to go through the leather, just remember they are extremely sharp!

« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2008 12:22:50 AM »

Wow i love those !  Kiss
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