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Topic: I'd love to make these shoes, but could I use something other than leather?  (Read 1363 times)
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Grilly
« on: February 04, 2011 12:01:12 PM »

http://earthandliving.blogspot.com/2008/08/viking-shoes-tutorial-sort-of.html


These viking shoes would make kick-a slippers, I think. I've never tried to make shoes of any sort, though. Do you think I could make them using heavy felt instead of leather? I have no leather working tools and it seems intimidating. Also I just want them as house shoes.
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saylo
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011 03:38:50 PM »

Felt might stretch or tear in a way good leather would not. But then again, leather can stretch and tear too.
I suppose you could make house slippers with felt using that pattern, but it would not be much more difficult to make them in leather. A bit more expensive though.
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