...and it really wasn't a difficult thing at all! I had the soles already made - see my post HERE, and my video-tutorial on YouTube.
These are definitely more than house-shoes, since I added some rubber soling to make them durable.
All the tools/materials you need are these:
...as well as a sewing machine and an iron.
I made my pair pretty complex, with a lining and some extra padding on the insole. Many store-bought ones aren't lined and actually constructed much simpler than mine, but I figured I might as well add some extras.
Here is the full tutorial, it's only 10 minutes long:
Everything is in the video, but if you don't feel like watching it now, or if you just want a quick preview, here are some stills:
|I'm showing you how to make the paper pattern|
|...the inside of my uppers...|
|I put some elastic into the heel to make sure it stays up...|
|Sewing the lining|
|I put in an extra insole for a very soft inside...|
|Before closing the upper...|
|Just before attaching it to the sole|
|Edge stitching the sole|
If there was more time in my days, I'd start another pair immediately! But for now, I'll dance off in these...
Be sure to leave me any questions or suggestions you might have, either here, or on my YouTube channel.