This is our latest 'Get Inspired' collaboration with Hobbycraft

'Get Inspired' is a series of shoe design collaborations with the intention to inspire our community to unlock different creative practices and apply them to shoes. All the shoes made in this series (or variations of them) can be made by following the instructions in our Online Footwear Masterclass.

I am SO excited to share with you our latest collaboration with Hobbycraft!

Very kindly, Hobbycraft sent us some goodies to play around with on a pair of shoes made especially for them! We were sent the coolest purple fabric, some assorted purple and silver gems, and a bunch of tools including a jewel tool, a cutting mat and a rotary fabric cutter… how lucky are we?!

We started thinking about what sort of shoes we could make and we ended up with the idea of a pair of mules in the purple fabric, embellished with dainty silver and purple flowers made from the assorted gems.

It was so fun collaborating with Hobbycraft and I’m incredibly pleased with how they turned out! I looooove the little silver and purple embellished flowers and luckily for me, I have a whole heap of gems left over which I will certainly be using on more shoes to come!

Want to make your own pair of DIY mules? Why not download our mule pattern to help you get started!

Here’s a little run through of how we made the shoes…

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Step 1 - Hobbycraft sent us over the purple fabric, gems, and tools.

Step 2 - Next, we stitched the uppers together using the purple fabric.

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Step 3 - We then covered the insoles and the heels using the same fabric.

Step 4 - Then, we lasted the linings, and hammered on a pair of beige resin soles.

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Step 5 - After that, we screwed in the heels and added a white insole sock.

Step 6 - Finally, we went to town with the assorted gems, creating the cutest little purple and silver flowers.

Estimated time to make = 3 hours

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If you are wanting to dive a little deeper into the world of home shoemaking, my online Footwear Masterclass is one of the most popular shoemaking courses in the world!! 🌍 (Casual brag! lol)

The course covers how to make shoes from scratch including heels, flats, boots, sneakers, sandals, and more. The thing that really sets this course apart from others is that it's specifically designed for total beginners and requires very little in the way of tools & equipment, there's even a bonus module on how to start your own shoe brand. To make getting started even easier, the course comes with a FREE Shoemaking Starter Kit, delivered to your door, anywhere in the world! 🌍

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Happy Shoemaking Amanda xx

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