I am so excited to be working with the Leather Hide Store. to share a bunch of inspiration and tutorial posts about projects you can do with small amounts of leather. They were a dream to work with and their selection is INCREDIBLE! I wanted to share fun things you can make with out breaking the bank! So snatch up a remnant or a whole hide and get sewing! I am a big fan of the moc craze. When I received the leather from Leather Hide store I had every intention of making the girls their own mocs from scraps (I still am) but when I finished my big projects there was enough to make mocs for ME! I mean come on! Who isn’ envious of these toddlers waddling around in soft gold leather? I basically followed my previous tutorial for mocs HERE but this time around I did the tops like it taught in Making It Fun’s cloth shoe tutorial (click on the image in the side bar for a PDF download). I am a size 8.5 and I haven’t had the chance to grade the pattern but if you are around there you can download the pattern I made for myself (by tracing my feet, doing a lot of guesswork and reworking over and over with fabric) HERE for free!
They are, as you would imagine, incredibly comfortable. But what I didn’t expect was how warm they keep your feet. Like I feel bad that I made Chloe wear heres on hot days now, warm. ^^^These pictures were taken at 11pm at night in our guest room right before we left for spring break, hence me looking like a truck hit me ha!^^^
They were super quick to sew up once the pattern pieces were cut out. Just be SURE to cut out mirror images of your sole bottoms. Since leather is too thick to cut through double layers I just flipped my pattern piece over. I used super thin elastic and in the future I might use a little bit larger. It didn’t make a huge difference but I think it would “scrunch” better in the leather.
I would also recommend feeding your elastic through the heel piece before attaching it. I tried threading it through afterwards and it was such a pain. On the second I laid it in the fold first and then attached it and it was easy peasy! This leather is Leather Hide Store’s dark gold rush and it is so so soft.
The girls are already demanding their new paris so I will have to hop on that ASAP so we can be all cheesy and matchey matchey ha!