Here I am with a new post a bit different than the usual. No sewing, no new makes, no new patterns but… my first pair of shoes! Yes, I booked a class at the amazing I Can Make Shoes in London months ago and decided to challenge myself with something new 🙂 This year I wanted to move forward from usual makes and create more challenging and difficult garments: I’ve sewn activewear, my first two swimsuits, I am in the process of making a more technical coat with different layers and I have also improved my knitting skills (or I am in the process of achieving that). The shoes were not on my list but after seeing some of my friends attending different classes here, I couldn’t resist and thought it would be an amazing challenge and opportunity to learn something new.
Apart from this post, I have also vlogged showing you the shoes I created and giving you a bit more info. You can find it by clicking below.
Now, I want to show you a bit of the process that making a proper pair of shoes involves. It makes you appreciate handmade shoes, anything handmade!, so much more. There are tons of steps but the teachers, Amanda (who is the owner), P and Tessa are just the best. I think I have never been in a class with such amazing, dedicated and patient teachers, ever! Anyway, let’s start and hope this visual will help you understand the process a bit better (read the captions for all the info). I will leave more links at the end about where I got my leather and the I Can Make Shoes YouTube Channel where you will see all the process.
Uff! Ok guys! In all these pics you can see the whole process simplified as there’s so much more work involved like polishing, applying glue and letting it dry, adding details, stitching, more gluing, assembling… It is a work of art!
Hope you liked this post, don’t forget to check the YouTube video for more info and here are a few more links:
(This post is not sponsored. All the views are mine).
Thanks for reading and will see you here again soon!