DIY Kids “Sun Sandals” / Video & PDF Tutorial with Patterns / Custom-Fitted Leather Barefoot Shoes / Baby, Toddlers, Children, Teenagers Shoes
THIS IS NOT A FINISHED PRODUCT. YOU WILL RECEIVE A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TO CREATE YOUR OWN PAIR. ALL SALES ARE FINAL - THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS.
With Lougaya’s video tutorials, even beginners can make themselves a custom-fitted pair of sandals at ease, in less than a day.
Over the course of 2 hours of video tutorial, Lougaya will clearly and precisely explain how to make sandals that truly fit the morphology of each individual child. You won’t even need to draw your own patterns as printable patterns are supplied and will be easily adjusted to fit all sizes and various foot shapes (from size 3 to 12 US men).
That’s what sets Lougaya’s patterns apart from others that you would only get in standard sizes.
The Sun Sandals are a great little project to start with as they do not require any sewing.
Moreover, making leather shoes for children is a great way to make use of offcuts.
Their design with puckered toes is most suitable to be made with soft leather but stiffer vegetable-tanned leather could be used if you cut overlapping petals on the toes.
Constructed of 100% leather, they can be worn outdoors as much as indoors.
Like moccasins. the “Sun Sandals” are soft-soled shoes (barefoot shoes) that act and feel just like a second skin. They are perfect for protecting the feet from sharp objects, dirt, etc., while simultaneously allowing them to feel the ground’s texture. That’s surely why most kids love wearing them.
Moreover, their softness and flexibility don’t put any constraint on the soft and growing feet of children.
Their simple design with laces around the ankle allows to securely tighten the shoes without squishing the toes at the front. The shoes can be made bigger at first, the laces will permit to easily adjust the size and follow up with the fast growth of children. In many ways, these little shoes will be well worth the effort of making them!
Upon purchasing a tutorial, you will gain instant access to the videos that will guide you step-by-step through the creation process. Along with the videos, you will receive a PDF tutorial, as well as the printable patterns.
Lougaya’s video tutorial helps viewers understand the right gesture, whereas the PDF tutorial highlights important details in large images and written explanations that help you keep track of each step in order. Even after your first pair, the PDF tutorial is a useful document to remember how to make them without having to watch all the videos again.
This DOES NOT include the leather and tools. Kits are available for purchase separately.
- Tutorials also cover the topics of choosing leather and tools, as well as making soles, leather balm, and more bonuses like different ideas to make use of offcuts.
- Lougaya offers ongoing support by email if you find yourself in doubt or stuck.
- With practice, a pair can be made in only 2-3 hours, but it will usually take about 1 day on the first trial.
- It is recommended to occasionally re-sole your shoes to guarantee their durability. This can be done with leather or a thin compact rubber sheet.
- This pattern will generally suit feet from size 3 to 11 US/34 to 44 EU men.
- Due to the digital nature of this product, please understand that we will not accept requests for refunds.
Lougaya is a young craftswoman from France who started making custom-made moccasins in 2016 while living in Australia. She used to sell her shoes at local craft and farmers’ markets and while traveling. Over the years, she has not only gained experience and skill in the making of moccasins but in teaching her craft in many live workshops to small groups of amateurs around the globe.