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

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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