How To Make Doll Shoes At Home Without Sewing
It is possible to make doll shoes at home without having to sew a stitch and the process is quite easy for everyone. Some people are discouraged to make doll shoes especially when sewing is involved and this process does not require stitching at all. You will need some materials to make the doll shoes and these materials are readily available in most stores at affordable rates. Vinyl is necessary for the project and the good thing is that vinyl is inexpensive and also easy to use especially if not flimsy. Leather straps could also be used instead of vinyl as the straps are a bit sturdy perfectly suiting this project.
Trims are also needed and there are different types of the trims including braided, sequin and others that are also suitable. You will need to have cardboard to hold the other materials and foam of around six millimeters in thickness. Glue is also necessary and a glue stick that will help when placing the glue and it is important to use them sparingly so as not to create unwanted residues in the shoes. Rubber cement can also be used in place of normal glue but you need to be cautious using the rubber cement because inhaling it can cause some effects. To cut and make holes on the materials, scissors and hobby knives as well as a leather puncher will be needed. A pair of shoelaces that can either be ribbon or poly cord laces depending on what you prefer between the two.
The pattern pieces which include foams, vinyl and cardboard should be cut using the hobby knife to be of good size. Then use the leather puncher to punch shoelace holes on the uppers and the hobby knife can help to remove the left cut-outs. Thirdly, take the vinyl and cardboard soles and apply glue to hold them together while ascertaining they are firmly glued. The fourth step is to glue the front upper firmly onto the cardboard soles and then wrapping around the cardboard soles and flattening through small cuts. After the cardboard soles and front upper are glued, proceed to glue the upper part to the back of the shoe and repeat the third step.
After this, use hot glue to stick the matching foams to the uppers and apply pressure for some time to ensure no gaps are left. The next step should be to glue the trims onto the foams using hot glue and applying pressure to keep them firmly glued. Once the foam and trims are glued, cut the trims to needed size and then glue the endings to close the shoe. Molding the shoes is easier when a doll leg is used.