How to Make the Leather Baby Shoes
Leather baby booties is best thing for beginner who want to learn sew items from leather. Leather baby booties is not only a best handmade gift for your kid. Leather baby booties is a profitable item also. If you can sew them correctly you can save a small amount of money for your family. In addition, it's always interesting to do something useful with your own hands.
Learn how to make infant genuine leather baby moccasin. Sewing tutorial has 20 photos of steps of handmade leather baby shoes.
For making this baby shoes you need have only a piece of genuine leather (or synthetic leather), felt pad, glue for leather and desire to make comfortable and beautiful shoes for your baby.
Note: It is not necessary to buy new leather in the store. Find at home old leather items (a bag or women's boots, etc.). Their material you can use to cut out the details of leather baby shoes.
At first step you need make paper pattern of insole. Circle the contour of the insole on the felt and cut out two insole. Do not forget that all details of shoes should have the mirrored pair.
Now you need to draft pattern of leather details of this baby shoes. On this photo shows how to do it.
Precise calculations are not required. Make a few trial versions of the baby shoes from the paper before cutting the details from the leather.
Now you need to connect the vertical side seams.
The easiest to do it on sewing machine. But if you do not have a sewing machine, you can sew these edges with a hand stitches.
Now you need to glue the felt insole to the sole of the shoes.
At this point you will need a leather glue. With glue, you should fix the edges together, as shown.
Before making the holes with a punch, it is necessary to make such markup. The distance between the holes and at the same time from the edge must be the same.
Now it's time to make the holes along the edge of baby booties. Put the leather edge on a wooden surface. Install a punch to the marked point and knock with a hammer on the top of punch.
Cut the strip a width of the hole diameter. The length of the leather strip should be about 40 - 50 cm.
The main decoration of this baby shoes will be lacing. With the help of narrow leather strips we will connect the edges of the cover. Step by step we will insert the strip or cord through these holes.
Along the upper edge of the moccasin we will make a lot cuts. This ensures the softness of this shoes area.
The tender skin of the infant baby should not come in contact with hard edges or thick seams.
It remains to make shoelaces for your baby shoes.
To do this, you need to make a few holes around the top of baby shoes.
Do not make too many holes, 3 - 4 holes on each side will be enough.
Now you can insert the narrow leather strip through the holes.
The narrow strip will be tied on the front.
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