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    HumanFriendHumanFriend
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    Has anyone here had a go at making their own shoes? How did it go?

    #538542
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    It isn’t something I have ever done. Sounds like an interesting project though,

    #538543
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    I do have a pattern to make slippers from fleecy, but haven’t done it

    #538544
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    Im barefoot or sandals most of the time so no real need.
    Do you mean moccasins or regular shoes?

    #538545
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I made moccasins years ago.

    #538546
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    saw a kit once in spotlight for making moccasins

    #538547
    HumanFriendHumanFriend
    Member

    Well, moccasins sound a good place to start. I wonder if there is a more modern way to make shoes, though, maybe something from bunnings? I thought I would ask all the resourceful people!
    But moccasins is very appealing. Tassels, lots of tassels 😀

    #538548
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    Treads sandals made from recycled car tyres and woven leather above, were big in the 70s.

    Treads (footwear of the 70’s)

    #538549
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    and the were comfy
     was a long time ago I saw them in spotlight Humanfriend,

    #538550
    Mike HardingMike Harding
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    Having spent many a long, dark English evening in the shed with my Dad 50+ years ago helping (hindering? :)) him repair the family’s shoes I’d suggest it’s not worth making your own unless you wish to do it simply for the craft and satisfaction.

    The learning curve will be long and hard and the materials, in small quantity, expensive. Given that BigW et al
    sell acceptable shoes/boots from $25 better to spend that time learning other skills.

    Having said the above: I reckon establishing a pattern for shoes made from tyres  would be worthwhile for when the bomb falls – so to speak.

    #538551
    SnagsSnags
    Member
    #538552
    HumanFriendHumanFriend
    Member

    Yeah, probably it is a bit ambitious. Maybe I will just keep on fixing my old ones.. . My best shoes I have kept going for about twenty years now!

    #538553
    HumanFriendHumanFriend
    Member

    :-bd

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