Crochet leather sole soft boots, crocodile stitch tops

Crochet leather sole soft boots

I have recently completed a pair of crocheted, leather soled soft boots to wear around the house. I created a pattern for them as I was working, and there is definitely quite a lot of tweaks to happen before I will be happy posting it.

One of the main things I have made a note of so far, is that I should have sewn around the edge of the soles using a more durable thread, for example, leather.

I used wool, which is holding for now, but a strong leather or plastic thread would have given me a lot more wear in the future.

One thing I got right was to use the suede side of the leather as the outside of the shoe. There is a lot of grip in the suede side, so I don’t slip on carpet, leather or tile.

And the choice to create a second, softer inner sole (that green material in the pictures) was a good one. It meant a bit of extra work, but it was definitely worth it. They are a very warm, and the cold does not manage to seep through the leather into the bottom of my foot, which I think would have been easier to do without that second sole.

So, the photos:

textile design plans

paper shoe sole

leather shoe sole for crocheting

blanket stitch leather sole

stitching leather sole WIP

stitching leather sole WIP

recycled inner sole for shoe hand sewn

adding inner outer sole together

crocheting soles together WIP

crocheting soles together WIP

finished crocheting that first sole

Neon pink first crocheted layer of colour

crocheted yellow layer

Finishing colour five of the "rainbow"

crocheted ankle section of leather soled shoes

starting crocodile stitch

rainbow crocodile stitch crochet layer

second shoe crocodile stitch calf crochet

finishing crocodile stitch on second sole

attaching velcro closes leather soled house slipper

finished crocheted house shoe

complete leather sole crocodile stitch calf length house slipper

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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One Response to Crochet leather sole soft boots, crocodile stitch tops

  1. Pingback: A fast crochet rug using t-shirt fabrics | kellymariemcewan

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