Friday, May 31, 2013

More shoe Madness

More darling shoes.  I am telling you...  these things are addictive to make.  I like to make the fancy ones, probably because that is what I fantasize about wearing the most.  I filmed some tutorials about how to make them, giving tips and tricks I learned in the process.  I tried all day to upload it, and it didn't work.  So that will be posted another day, when I can figure out how to edit is and condense it so you tube will let me upload it.  In the meantime, you can print the pattern I posted here with modified vamps, and using the soles and heels of the die cut, can make yourself some darling shoes!

These are all the backless and flat style shoes.  Modifying the fronts is fairly simple.  Making them backless is easy.  Just leave the backs off.  The same goes for peep toes.  Just cut the toe off.  Some I made as flats, some as high heeled backless.  These are more contemporary, and I find I like the more vintage looking ones better, but my daughter and her friends like these best.

This little pink sandal was a bit more complicated because of the papers, (too flimsy) and the straps.  I still love the way it came out anyway.  I didn't embellish it, because I thought they were cute the way they were.

The Ballet flats were more difficult because of the rounded toe.  The points are difficult to round out and I need to perfect this a bit more, so I didn't add that pattern in yet.  That will be on another day.

 I wanted to make some wedding themed ones as well, I think they make cute shower gifts for a bride, or on top of a package inside a big tulle bow.

Here are the patterns I have modified so far.  This is an exact scan of the patterns for the vamps.  Stretch it to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  Try playing with them a bit and see if there is one you prefer.  I like the one with more material to work with, (the higher one) it gives you more possibilities for decorating afterward.  On the ballet flat, you need to make sure you score them well first around the toe box with an embossing stylus before you try to round them off.

Please be sure to come back and post links to your own paper shoes.  I have a paper shoe board on Pinterest and I am always looking for more examples to pin.  So check me out there too!


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your shoes are so fab!!! Gorgeious even.I've made a few shoes ,but I'm not very good at it. So its nice to see these lovies.I also love your fancy ones.Do you sell your shoes? Anyway thank you for sharing your pattern.Looking forward to the vidieo.Please let me know when you post it.
Happy Days to you,
Marie Antoinette

Karan Simoni said...

Thanks Marie! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. I will be selling the shoes soon in my ETSY shop. I will let you know when, and I will keep you posted on the tutorial posting as well.