Hi stitchers! Do you want to know how to make your own custom shoes? Keep on reading because I booked a class at the amazing I Can Make Shoes in London and decided to challenge myself with something new. Although his year I wanted to move forward from usual makes and create more challenging and difficult garments (a swimsuit, a technical coat and more), shoes were definitely not on my list. It was after seeing some of my friends attending different classes there, that I couldn’t resist and thought it would be an amazing challenge and opportunity to learn something new. Custom shoes? Here I come!
In addition to this post, I have also vlogged showing you the custom shoes I created and giving you a bit more info. You can find it by clicking below.
Your custom shoes – All the steps!
Now, I want to show you a bit of the process that making a proper pair of custom shoes involves. It makes you appreciate handmade shoes, anything handmade, so much more. For example you will see that there are tons of steps, but also the teachers, Amanda (who is the owner), P and Tessa were 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.
Lasts go first on your custom shoes
Pattern pieces are ready and now for the leather!
Starting work on the insoles
And now for the soles…
Uff! Ok guys! To summarize, 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).
Last, thanks for reading and will see you here again soon!
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