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Upcycled Day: 2


Sometimes in life there are projects that give you scraps of leather and you just can't seem to part away from them. Then years later you find the perfect little project for that tiny scrap of leather you held on to so dearly.


For Day two of the Upcycled challenge I decided to make my daughter a pair of leather shoes. First time ever sewing with leather and making baby shoes. So I knew this would be a trial and error therefore I wasn't expecting them to come out perfect.


Here are the pattern pieces but let me tell you in the end there were a few modifications made.


Not bad for being a first time pair. I loved the idea of sewing shoes for my daughter considering it has become difficult finding a wide range of colors. Since pink shoes are not my number one choice.


Not sure if it's the fact the leather had been folded and tucked away for years or one shoe came out wider then the other lol.
I definitely learned a lot from making these pair and hope my second pair will come out perfect. Note to self: buy an actual leather needle and take your time!!! My daughter didn't seem to mind them but I feel like she will outgrow them like tomorrow. For sure I have to make them longer to accommodate her growing feet. Here she is modeling her handmade shoes. Tune in for tomorrow for yet another upcycled design.

 she's testing the fit lol

 She has the chunkiest feet lol.

Very curious about her new kicks.

 

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