Tallukkaat – Finnish homemade winter boots
I made traditional Finnish winter boots called Tallukkaat and decorated them with folk embroidery.
I made a pair of iron age/Viking shoes
I made a pair of iron age or Viking age shoes out of leather. This is the first step when I delve into a new era of historical dress!
Making red leather ballet flats
I made a pair of red leather ballet flats with die cut decoration. This is my first ever leather shoemaking project and a successful one!
My daughter’s Empire outfit
I made my daughter a Regency or Empire style outfit: a dress, a bonnet (a free pattern included!), bloomers and slippers. Read how it all came together.
I made real shoes with lasts!
I am super excited that I have finally learned how to make proper shoes at home and I can’t wait to make more of them! I acquired the lasts on last Friday and it took about one day to make this first pair of proper ballet flats. As you may know, I have made some ballet flats before without lasts but I now wanted to learn the basic shoemaking methods to make flats with hardened toe and heel that you can find in the shops. I guess my enthusiasm showed through my first shoemaking endeavours since a real shoemaker, Satu Puustinen of Satupuu, offered to help me. She got me…
Making regency shoes – a little experiment in refashion
I made a pair of regency shoes out of a pair of modern pumps I found second hand. Just a little of taffeta fabric, glue, bow and nailpolish(!) was needed.
Yellow outdoor ballet flats
I continued my shoemaking adventures and made a pair of ballet flats with real rubber soles. Read about what worked and what I still want to improve.
I made my first pair of indoor ballet flats using the pattern from Living DIY Style. I used the lovely floral fabric from Nuppu Print Company.