This is a title for one my unfinished project. Now that I have a kid, I like to make slippers for her and this winter I can’t forget the idea, to make shoes. I can’t go near the fact, that some people know how to make them and I don’t. I was playing with a shoe-slipper patterns a few months ago and then I stop with no reason. The spring is coming and she need a new pair of shoes and I have a special need that they need to be as soft as a fabric slippers are, because she walk better in her slippers then in her shoes. It is obvious if shoes are not soft they are not ok for kid with ten kilos. The winter is almost finished and I bought the rubber boots for rainy days and now I need to make an ordinary soft shoe. I’m exited and I plan to play a lot with a pattern, and not as much with materials. Maybe at the end I will have just one shoe pattern, but will be the right or not I can’t tell.
If it will be comfy, easy to make and soft for little legs then it will be perfect. But I’m not sure if I will stay with just one pattern, because when you start doing the pattern, then it is so easy to do one or two more.
Actually now I’m so exited, that I need to share my experience with a prototype, than I made today. Jap, this will be a story how I get the shoe out from leftovers of fake leather, a little bit fabric and a piece of soft rubber, some similar product like a yoga mats are. I wouldn’t talk how I draw a pattern itself, because it is hart to talk about, and I actually plan to make one more photo tutorial about it. I’m happy with the process itself I will show you some photos and OK, I would like to talk about it, maybe somebody have better idea or maybe is there somebody who is interested in making your own shoes, or maybe there are some shoemaker and he will said I talk nonsense. I didn’t believe how easy it is, if you have a pattern. The hand sewing this thing is so fun, that I can’t describe. And jep, this is great way of a new hobby. I’m in love and I promise you will be too.