I’m going to make shoes for a doll using a cereal box, ribbon, felt, thread, a sewing needle, a pencil, mod podge or clear school glue and glue.
I start by tracing my doll’s foot onto a piece of cardboard from a cereal box. I’m just going to round up the toe a little bit more, cut it out using it as a pattern I trace another, flip it to the other side to make the other shoe repeat until there are two for each shoe, cut them out, fold the pieces of the cereal box in half. I place the shoe pattern on its side and then sketch out the side of my shoe and draw on the bottom. Cut it on the fold to make the pattern for the side of the shoe. I place my shoe pattern on the cardboard then sketch out a wide seam allowance around the front of the shoe.
I go in at the sides, take it in a little bit further and then draw a straight down… It kind of looks like a mushroom… But this will be the tongue of the shoe. Cut it out. Then I set my patterns to the side. I cut strips of the remaining cardboard to thin and one thick. Paint them with craft paint. While it’s drying, I lay my pattern onto a piece of felt and cut it out using a needle and a thread. I begin stitching along the outer edge.
I continued with a double-stitch around the side piece and a single stitch around the tongue. If I’ve wanted to use a sewing machine I would trace my pattern onto the felt with a pencil, then stitch my lines before cutting it out. With my pieces cut out of and sewn, I take one of the footprints, place it onto the tongue and make small cuts around the edges. I apply the glue, then fold the sides over.
I press my pinkie into this shoe to stretch out the top a little. Since it’s made of felt it’ll give. I take the other piece of felt and line it with the heel up in the center. I’m going to glue it around the bottom edge. I fold the bottom down and glue underneath. I glue the other foot cut out into the bottom. I take the thick strip of the painted cereal box and cut a piece that’ll fit right over the tip of the shoe.
I give it a slight bend and they glue it into place. I take one the thinly painted strips and glue it around the bottom edge with the gluing points at the front and back. I glue a line of thread around the bottom. Then I add another piece of the cereal box to the front. I touch it up with a little craft paint. I cover the cardboard in the string with a layer of mod podge. Take a sewing needle with a large eye threaded with ribbon. Wide in a hole with a needle. Continue all the way up to lace the shoe taking turns on the different sides. And you’re done.
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Oh, come on! These shoes are too cute not to fit.
I do not know why I came into this store. They never have anything for the guys.
Hmm, touché. I stand corrected. We want to give a shout out to some crazy fan girl.
What is uuuuuup?
Now, where is the checkout? No, really. How do I pay for these?