Friday, June 13, 2008

little feet




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!

7 comments:

Ansia said...

How lovely! I have never tried sewing shoes, it seems like a lot of work. You are just too clever!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Your shoes are great and I think the fleece boots look kinda cool as they are - natural. A contrasting blanket stitch would be good too - maybe very hard on your hands though!

How did you find Captain Wentworth?

Gill - That British Woman said...

what do you use on the soles of the shoes? They are lovely so unique. Your girls are very lucky to have such a talented mother.

Marie said...

Naomi - those shoes are just gorgeous.

naomi said...

Thanks everyone! Gil, I just used leather for the soles. I think this scrap leather is actually kangaroo leather. It is very soft. The leather for the soles is slightly thicker. And I will just use sheepskin for the slipper soles.

Xiola said...

Have I told you lately how amazing your sewing is? Those shoes are very, very special!

Sarah Morris said...

You are very clever! I think I need a pair of those blue shoes in my size! adorable!