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Gilligan Shoes Information:
I made two pairs of shoes using the Gilligan Shoe pattern to help you envision all the creative possibilities of this pattern. You can make them really cute by adding a big bow (included in pattern), make a small lace bow, or leave the bow off completely for a sportier looking shoe. The blue polka dot shoes are made with a cotton canvas and the outer white strip that goes all the way around the bottom part of the shoe is also cotton canvas fabric. I used the cream colored waterproof soling material I sell here in my shop for the bottom sole. The other pair of Gilligan shoes are made with a striped canvas and the outer strip that I used is a thin leather. The upper part of the shoes are joined together using bias tape. You can buy bias tape at your local fabric store. For the striped shoes I just cut thin strips of thin leather to use in place of bias tape. I used the brown waterproof soling for the striped Gilligan shoes. I used a 1/4" foam insole to slip inside the shoe for added foot protection and comfort. Please convo me if you are interested in foam insole sheets and I will set up a listing for you.
ABOUT THIS SEWING PATTERN:
1) Available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD after payment is complete.
2)Sizes 5-11 USA & Canadian, half sizes are also included.
Conversion chart: UK sizes 2 1/2-9, Australian sizes 3 1/2- 9 1/2, European sizes 35-43, Russian & Ukraine sizes 33 1/2- 39 1/2
WHAT WILL THE TUTORIAL TEACH ME?
1)How to assemble these shoes from beginning to end.
2)All the tips & tricks you'll need to know in order to make amazing shoes.
3)How to customize the shoes for a perfect fit.
4)How to make cushy fabric covered insoles.
CAN I WEAR THESE OUTSIDE?
Yes! If you want to make these suitable for outside please see my full shop: http://www.shoeology.etsy.com for waterproof, abrasion resistant material you can sew onto to these fun shoe using a regular home sewing machine. The side picture shows the bottom of the shoes with this very unique waterproof soling.
Making shoes for your self is not only super fun, but it's also really rewarding. These shoes can also make a jaw dropping gift for your friends, mom, sister, or other family members! No one will believe you made shoes, it blows people's minds!!