Friday, June 13, 2008
One other thing I really like to sew for is little feet. I brought a bag of scrap leather off eBay years ago with shoes in mind. It took me ages to figure out how to sew the leather. I had the leather needle in, but the leather wouldn't feed through properly and kept sticking. Anyway, someone recently suggested that I use my walking foot and now it works fine- happy days!
The red pair have been worn to shreds. I recently had to re-sew the stitching at the front of them. They were originally Grace's, but these days they belong to Maeve. I made the blue shoes recently for Maeve to wear to a family wedding. They matched her pale blue silk dress perfectly. And the ugg boots are some I am currently working on for Grace, constructed out of an old pair of Luke's. The fleece is proving a right pain to sew and I am beginning to wonder if I should just finish them off by hand with a blanket stitch. Any ideas would be most welcome!