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: