How To Make Shoes

Shoes are one of the important elements in fashion. Given that you’ve been wearing shoes all day, why not try some cute shoes? Indeed, for those who have not been trained, the manufacturing process is a bit complicated. However, it is not impossible to make it yourself at home. To make shoes, all you have to do is prepare the right materials, make foot prints, cut the shoe parts to size, assemble the parts, and tidy up the design. Once this basic stage is over, you no longer need to rely on brands to polish your appearance. A number of embellishments will add to the uniqueness of the shoe, and once you start making it, you’ll be instantly hooked.


1. Determine the type of shoe you want to make. At the planning stage, you must know the type of shoe to be made. There are a variety of shoes. You can make them, not limited to loafers, sneakers, sandals, boots and toe shoes. Try to imagine the shoe style that best fits your personality.
Maybe it will be easier if you also pour these ideas into a sketch. Realizing ideas in the form of illustrations greatly facilitates the shoe-making plan.
If you do not have experience in making shoes, you should choose a simple shape. You can try simple lace-up shoes without the addition of complicated knick-knacks. After all, later you can still add a number of accessories to these shoes.

2. Design, search or buy blueprints for your shoes. Before starting to make it, you should prepare an accurate and detailed plan. Avoid making plans while the process is already underway. Shoe making requires high precision and the slightest mistake can spoil the result.

Simple shoe patterns can also be found on the internet. Search and find some ‘way to make it. Even if you don’t find it there, at least you’ll get some inspiration when designing your shoes.
Online art like also seems to sell shoe designs that are richer in knick-knacks.
Designing your own is only recommended for those of you who have made shoes. If your goal is to design shoes, try making simple shoes using designs that are available for free. This experience will play an important role when you get back to making shoes.

3. Take advantage of the shoes that are not used. In addition to saving time, this method will give a professional impression on the appearance of the shoe. The sole of the shoe will support the seams. If the soles of your shoes are still in good condition, it’s a good idea to save the parts of your shoes that you think can still be reused. When removing them from old shoes, do so carefully with a scalpel.

4. Look for other materials from hardware stores or specialty stores. Shoe models sometimes require special materials. So, you no longer need to bother choosing strong leather and fabric materials.
You will need a sewing tool to make the shoes. If you don’t have one, please buy or borrow one.
Rubber, leather, and fabric are the materials for the chassis or shoe body.
You are indeed advised to use soles from used shoes or buy them. However, you can also make the sole waterproof using several layers of cork, each layer being about 30 mm thick.
Don’t forget to provide at least twice as much spare material as you need. That way, you won’t run out of materials to make a pair of shoes.