Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sewing Shoes

Today, I spent some time on Simplicity Pattern's Website to checkout what's new.  I was really surprised to find out that Simplicity has come out with a pattern for Misses and Baby Shoes.   Actually, I think calling this a pattern for a shoe is a bit of a stretch, it's more of a slipper.   But, it did get me curious...does anybody out there actually make their own shoes?  I find the art of shoe making really fascinating.  There's a lot of work that goes into a pair of shoes.  Checkout this link to Discovery Channel's show How its Made to see all the work that goes into custom made running shoes.  After a quick web search I found this website promoting a book on how to make your own shoes.  Very interesting indeed! 

While I'm not quite ready to venture into making my own shoes, I'm wondering if any other bloggers have walked down this path...

1 comment:

  1. Making a baby soft shoe is really quite easy. Surprisingly so and the pattern is really quite basic so you don't need to buy one. There are plenty of free ones on the internet that work beautifully and you can change them a bit to make it the way you want. I made a pair for my baby daughter the other day and it took me about an hour.