Sunday, November 10, 2013

DIY Moccasins!

If I could wear one type of shoe for the rest of my life, it would be a moc. Comfy, slipper-like and stylish, these suede beauties are my go-to no matter what the season.

While on sick leave for my Tonsillectomy, I figured I could DIY my own pair, using a kit I found at Hobby Lobby (for less than 10 bucks)...and take it up a notch pairing it with a new fabric from Sarah Watson called Woodland in Oak I am super obsessed with.

Sounds interesting so far, right?


Here is what you need:
Moccasin kit found here
Fabric (small swatches will do)
Mod Podge
Paint brush

1. Take out the small front pieces for the moccasins and trace 2 shapes from the fabric.

2. Then, turn the fabric over and softly pen in the holes in the suede, then cut the piece smaller to fit in the front of the suede piece. These will be the fronts of your shoes.

3. Layer a small amount of Mod Podge on each of the Suede pieces just inside the holes.

4. Lay the fabric on the suede, pressing to remove creases.

5. Then layer another small layer of Mod Podge and let dry for at least 12 hours.

6. Using the instructions included in the moccasin kit, sew up your shoes!

7. Tie a bow and Viola! Handmade mocs!

8. Take the shoes to your local shoe cobbler and they can attach a rubber sole to the bottom so you can wear them outside and get compliments!

Enjoy! I plan on trying another kit and perhaps painting, beading, or using some crochet for the front details...

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