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Has anyone here had a go at making their own shoes? How did it go?
It isn’t something I have ever done. Sounds like an interesting project though,
I do have a pattern to make slippers from fleecy, but haven’t done it
Im barefoot or sandals most of the time so no real need.
Do you mean moccasins or regular shoes?
I made moccasins years ago.
saw a kit once in spotlight for making moccasins
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 😀
Treads sandals made from recycled car tyres and woven leather above, were big in the 70s.
and the were comfy
was a long time ago I saw them in spotlight Humanfriend,
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.
there will ne plenty of options even then
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!