Thursday, June 14, 2012

How to make Hand made Felt Shoes

What do you think about felt shoes guys? It's so cute ayt? hahaha I know I know I know...and I am planning to practice creating one.. maybe for babies, but then off course I'll start creating one for myself lol!

I got some helpfull steps on how to create one beautiful hand made felt shoes:)

1.Place one foot on a piece of paper. Loosely trace around the outline of your foot, about 1/2 inch away from the edge of your foot (or a bit more if you want the shoes roomier).

2.Cut out this outline to make a pattern for the sole of the felt shoe
3.Pin the sole pattern to the felt, and cut around it. Cut a second felt sole the same way. Making a true pattern for your feet is possible, but a bit tricky (maths! eek!). For beginners I would suggest getting a pair of shoes you like the shape/fit of, which may be past their best and cutting these up to makie a pattern from.

4.Place the top 1/2 to 2/3 of the sole pattern on a piece of paper. Draw a curved line about 1 1/2 inches larger than the sole pattern, making a U shape. Cut along the line to make a pattern for the top of the felt shoe.

5.Pin the top pattern to the felt and cut around it. Cut a second felt top the same way.

6.Line up the center of the curved edge of one top with the center of the toe end of one sole. Pin the entire curved edge of the top to the sole.

7.Sew the curved edge of the top to the sole using a whipstitch.

8.Make a back for the shoe (optional) by cutting a strip of felt that’s about 2 to 3 inches high and long enough to wrap around the back of the shoe, plus 1/2 inch.

9.Tuck the ends of the strip under the edge of the shoe top, overlapping them about 1/4 inch. Pin the strip in place. Whipstitch the bottom of the strip to the sole, and whipstitch the overlapping ends to the shoe top.

10.Repeat steps 5 through 8 to make the other felt shoe.

Materials Needed:

3.Measuring Tape
4.1/4 Yard Thick Felt
5.Matching thread
7.Straight Pins
8.Hand Sewing Needle

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