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« on: August 02, 2009 10:51:12 AM »

I’ve been wanting to make shoe for a while now, and decided to have a go at it:

These are made from $2.50 worth of black vinyl and $3 of black leather cord.  They are super comfortable and are great house shoes or grass shoes.  If you wear them outdoors, I would add an extra piece or two of vinyl epoxied to the bottom.

Step 1:
Out line your foot, adding 1/2” allowance

Step 2:
Then draw “fingers” from the widest part of your foot.  The length depends on how long your toes are.  I made them all around 2” long.  

Step 3:
Then draw two sides and a triangle piece for the back.  Fold the vinyl towards your foot to see how tall or long or wide you want the back.

As you can see, I had to adjust my pattern:

Step 4:
I took eyelet pliers and punched a hole on each finger and 3 holes down the back flaps so they an be sewn together.

Step 5:
Take 12” of leather cord and string the fingers together, starting in the center and working out.  


When you strung them all, pull the cord and watch the finger gather into a cute flower.  I tied mine in a knot so I wouldn’t have 2 strings to tie every time I put the shoes on.

Step 6:
With 6” of cord. sew the back flaps together and tie in a knot.  You can start at the top or bottom,  I tied mine like a sneaker.

Step 7:
Put the shoe on.  You will see the sides flare out a bit.  Punch holes on the sides and tie another cord for your “shoe lace”.  Everything should be snug.

Enjoy making your own shoes!

They can be made out of any material and is great for costumes.  You can use ribbon, yarn...endless possibilities!

Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009 11:03:44 AM »

These are Fabulous!!!!!!
I make so much of the stuff I wear to work that people tease me and ask if I cobbled my own shoes....  hmmmm...
I'm wondering if you could glue or sew in a cardboard or rubber (from a slipper - um, flip-flop) sole cut to fit the bottom for added durability?  maybe sandwiched between layers of the vinyl?
Anyway, these totally ROCK!

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009 11:12:04 AM »

this tutorial is crystal clear!  even I could probably do this.  Thank you.
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009 11:14:44 AM »

Neat shoes! They remind a little of a pair I had in high school that were super-comfy. Thanks for the tutorial!


Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009 11:38:38 AM »

Thank you!

I wanted to make a tut full of pics because that is how I learn opposed to just reading directions.

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009 02:28:28 PM »

Ooohhhh I'm in love with these shoes!!  I think I need a pair in red.  Thanks for the tutorial!

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009 08:32:54 PM »

Wow, this is great!  They're so cute and remind me of ballet slippers.  The tutorial reads really easily and looks so easy to follow that I think I could make a pair myself.  I like the idea of adding additional layers for durability.  Great job!
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009 01:39:22 PM »

ahhh these are so cute!
they remind me of these strappy little flats an exchange student at my school had.
adorable, i definitely want to try it out Smiley
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009 06:49:22 PM »

Amazing! These will be awesome for costumes!
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009 08:15:32 PM »

I'm still on the quest to find adequate soles.  If anyone knows where to buy real soles of any kind without having to buy a ton wholesale, it would be much appreciated!!


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