How To Make Doll Shoes At Home Without Sewing
It could be fun and economical to design doll shoes from home without needing to apply to stitch and still produce good looking shoes. 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. The materials needed are vinyl which is not expensive and is also easy to find but you should not use costume vinyl due to being too flimsy. Being sturdy and strong makes leather straps a perfect choice for making the doll shoes for those who would prefer leather than vinyl.
Trims are also needed and there are different types of the trims including braided, sequin and others that are also suitable. Get foam of appropriate thickness and cardboards too as they will be essential when designing the doll shoes. 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. If rubber cement is used, it must be used in ventilated rooms due to having certain effects when one inhales it. To cut and make holes on the materials, scissors and hobby knives as well as a leather puncher will be needed. Ribbon and poly cord shoelaces can be used.
The pattern pieces which include foams, vinyl and cardboard should be cut using the hobby knife to be of good size. The second step involves making holes in the uppers which are easier when a leather punch is used to do this. Thirdly, take the vinyl and cardboard soles and apply glue to hold them together while ascertaining they are firmly glued. The front upper part is to be glued together around the cardboard soles and cutting the remaining parts so as to flatten the parts. After that, stick the upper part onto the back part of the cardboard and repeat the third step.
Pick the respective foams and apply hot glue and then glue them together with the uppers while pressing them to ensure they leave no gaps. Cover the foam using trims by gluing them together and confirm that the two are tightly glued by pressing. To close the shoes, you need to resize the trims through cutting and once it is looking great, apply glue onto the endings and press to close. An old doll leg can help during molding.