New Suede Shoe-Slipper-things

I was lurking around on the internet the other day and came across these viking shoes.  As I scrolled through the post, I saw it was a tutorial on how to make them, so of course I had to make some myself.  I went out to my craft store and bought some leather remnants for less than$5 and hoped there would be enough to make a pair of shoes.

Before I cut into the leather, I made a pattern out of felt and put it together.  I made some modifications to the original pattern to try to make them into flats instead of sandals and I wanted to make sure it would work.

Here’s the pattern all put together

Drawing the pattern out on the leather.  I had JUST enough!

All cut out.

Rounding out the little tab things.

With a marker, I marked out where the holes should go.

Here I am, wishing my boyfriend still had his leather hole punch.

The exacto knife worked alright, here are the holes!

The leather cord was more expensive than the scraps of leather I bought!

Lacing up the back.  If you make these, make sure you pay attention to how you’re supposed to thread it, I messed up a LOT on this step.

Lacing up the toe area.

Almost done!

All done and pretty comfy!



I think these things are pretty cute and they’re quite comfortable.  It’s just thin leather though, so these ones are more suitable to just be house slippers.  I’m thinking about ordering some thicker leather and maybe a shoe sole or something to see if I can make something that would be fit for wearing outside.

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  1. August 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    Ooh! These are super cute. I think ordering a shoe sole is a good idea, that way you have some kind of support if you wear it outside.

    Love these shoes!

    • August 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm — Reply

      Thanks! Yeah, I’ve been looking into where to buy shoe soles online… so expect to see a post about it sometime!

  2. brianna
    August 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    oh i have a pair like this.. ill have to post them or something so you can see them.
    i bought mine from a ren fest and they were $70 but theyre super comfy, have a foam sole, lace up and kinda look like allstar hightops, and did i mention theyre comfy??

  3. March 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    Well, such a good work you done. It looks as a party wear, Such a amazing and like it very much.

  4. March 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    wow, so cool!

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