Making Boots at Home – Inspiration For Shoe Making

Update 1/2021

A couple of years have passed since writing this post on how I started making my own shoes. Many people have asked me for a more detailed tutorial on how to make boots like the ones shown in this blog post.

It has taken me some time, but I’m happy to announce that I have finally completed my new eBook Handcraft Your Own Shoes And Boots. A step-by-step guide to making artisan shoes and boots at home.

It is the book I wished I’d had when I first started out, it would have saved me a lot of time and trial and error. Check it out if you are interested in making shoes/boots for yourself.

Making boots at home is the most wonderful feeling of accomplishment. You can make them look exactly like you want, choose the material, colour, decoration, height and so much more!

I started making shoes 10 years ago, they didn’t look like these then. I used to take apart old shoes to figure out how they were constructed and then experimented with basic shapes, different leathers, dyes and ways to decorate it while teaching myself leather craft techniques.

I got so fascinated by the fact that I can actually make shoes at home that I haven’t bought another pair of shoes since.

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