Shoemaking eBook available now!

I’m so happy to announce my new shoemaking eBook Handcraft Your Own Shoes And Boots – A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Artisan All Leather Shoes and Boots At Home.

Shoemaking eBook

In this book, you will find how to make beautiful, eco-friendly, comfortable and long-lasting Derby shoes and boots with an artisan look and feel.

Any size of shoes and boots for women, men and children can be made with this book.

Step-by-step instructions show how to create a shoe/boot, including how to make patterns that fit perfectly over your lasts, stitching techniques, making toe and heel enforcements, how to attach soles using a water-based non-toxic adhesive, edge finishing soles as well as the lasting process.

Furthermore, there is advice on leather selection, lasts and how to modify them if necessary, soles, heels and leather dyes.

The projects include making a Derby shoe, an ankle boot, a high rise boot and a boot with a bellows tongue.

Shoemaking eBook

The book is suitable for beginners. All the work can be done by hand, no machines needed.

It has 278 pages and more than 400 photographs. You can open and read it with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software that you can download from the Internet).

Shoemaking eBook

Here are some reviews readers of this book have posted on the Shoemaking Fun facebook page:

Make the most comfortable and wonderful shoes and boots you will ever wear and learn a skill that will serve you a life time!

Shoemaking eBook

£22.90

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If you have any questions regarding this shoemaking eBook, contact me here.

Making Shoes At Home – Colourful Shoes With Stamped Edges

Making shoes is one of my favourite crafts. Twice a year when the seasons change I make new ones for my children, either winter or summer shoes. They outgrow them so fast!

These I made for my daughter in autumn colours, using brick-red, ochre mixed with cream pearl and cranberry for heel covers (see below where to find them). The edges I impressed with leather stamps to give them something extra.

The lining is thin leather, I had only bits of different colours left, as you might notice in the photo above. Looks kind of funny, but then who will notice.

making shoes

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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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