Anyway! Welcome to Part 3 of my shoe tutorial! Finally LOL! Also my husband cleaned off our "craft table" so I actually got good pictures this time around. If you haven't read part one or two you and do that here and here. Let's get started!
For this part you will need:
- Your shoe pieces
- Appropriate colored thread
- Thimble or something to protect your finger.
- Craft foam
- Small clamps (I use clothespins)
Step 1: Fold your upper in half, inside out.
|Please ignore my bad embroidery!|
Step 2: Stitch up the end in your preferred method.
Step 3: Flip them right side out
Next you will need to grab your insoles.
Step 4: The Trial Run!
Take your upper and flip it upside down so that the tabs are facing up. Then place your insole inside with it's bottom facing up as well.
Step 5: Permanently attach your upper to your insole.
If you do choose to sew the upper to the insole please note that the toe can be tricky and you will need to sew at a bit of and angle to avoid snagging the toe of the shoe.
Here is a nearly finished shoe.
You might notice that there are several bumps along the toe of the shoe.
Here you can see that the toe of the pink shoe looks very bumpy.
We're almost done! There is just one thing left to do!
Step 1: Making your outsole.
There are two ways we can do this. You can glue your shoe directly to the outsole and then cut around it.
Or you can trace around your shoe and then cut out your outsole before gluing it on.
Step 2: Use a lot of glue.
Step 3: Place your outsole on your shoe and clamp together until dry.
Step 3: Cut away any excess outsole.
And you should have a pair of custom shoes!
Here are some of the pairs I've made in the last few weeks:
And that's it! I hoped everyone enjoyed that tutorial. Please let me know if I need to clarify anything and I will add pictures or try to explain better. Also thank you for your patience. Till next time!
P.S. If you were curious what all that black metal stuff int he background was.....It's one of these: