Make my own shoes…YES!! With size 4 (slim) feet, I can’t wait to get started. When will you be putting more info on your website?
Yes, I plan on making more videos about shoe making and sewing in general. I recently realized that my current website is not mobile friendly, so I am feverishly working on my new site that is mobile friendly. I am also trying to wrap up a kid’s tunic sewing pattern that I’ve been working on. Not enough time in the day I tell ya’!!! Best wishes on your new shoes!
Do you have men sizes also, 9.5-10 patterns?
Yes, the oxford shoe pattern comes in men’s sizes. Pattern includes Women’s sizes 5-15 Shoe Size USA and Men’s size 3- 13 Shoe Size USA. Thanks for asking!
Here is the link to the oxford shoe pattern for men and women: http://www.livingdiystyle.com/product/oxford-sewing-pattern
Hi, do you have size 9.5-10 shoes pattern?
Hi, about how many soles would you say an 18″ x 36″ sheet of foldable soling could allow? I wear a womens 6.5. I bought your pattern and am piecing together supplies before I begin… I want to try all the styles included. They are so cute! Thanks.
for sandals do you use mid sole then put vinyl on top with shoe goo to cover?
What do you use to cut the rubber soles?
A sharp pair of scissors work just fine.
For a womans shoe how much is youre estimate if i make one shoe? Thank you
It really depends. If you used recycled materials you could make them for practically nothing. The soling and insole material together is really the main expense.
I am really sorry to bother you, but is it possible to buy the moldable soling material anywhere in Europe? I am still searching but with no effect. The shipping from America is twice expensive than is the price of the soling.Thank you very much
Hello. The soling company that I link to is here in USA. They do not have a company in Europe that I know of. I’m so sorry, I wish I had better news. You can always do a google search for soling materials in your country. Specifically, terms like: soling sheets, Thermoplastic Rubber soles, or something like that.
I just purchased the women’s flat pattern and I can’t wait to try it out. I make my own handbags and have tried shoes before with little success. I purchased a kit from Dritz which had a horrible sole. You were supposed to hand sew the material to the sole. After working on just one foot, my hands were so sore from trying to get the needle through the sole and the material that I gave up and wasted a perfectly wonderful embroidery piece that I was using for the top part. So I am really interested in your technique and the sole options.
Yes, it’s true, hand sewing a sole can be very hard on the hands. Hopefully gluing the sole on will work better for you.
Does the soling material that you heat in the oven have an odor when it is heated? Thanks.
It’s only heated for 2 1/2 -3 minutes, so the odor is not too bad. It does have a slight odor though. You can take precautions by turning on the exhaust fan in the kitchen and maybe even opening some windows if the smell bothers you.