Shoe making

I’ve decided to have a go at making leather shoes and bags for my dolls. I got a 1kg bag of leather scraps off eBay from a company that makes leather sofas and are selling their off cuts. The pieces are large and I got three colours -white, bottle green and burgundy. I’ve had a good look at YouTube videos and found this one that shows you how to shape the leather using a last, as I’m at my parents at the moment I’ve been in the shed doing woodwork! I’m using a pattern by Handmade Paradise  so far I’ve made up a calico shoe and now I’m starting on the leather.



So I’ve made Constance a little cashmere hat in a soft oatmeal colour. It’s upcycled from a jumper using one of the sleeves. I got the idea from Corina Neilson’s blog. I made my own doll sized template and overlocked the edges – it’s come out quite cute.

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