Did you know you can make shoes (and bags!) using Bargello?

We teamed up with our friends over at @TheBargelloEdit to make a pair of fun bargello strap sandals to celebrate the launch of their Summer Lovin' collection! This isn't an Ad and these aren't for sale, it's just a fun project to bring you a little inspo & get you thinking outside the box about what you can use to make interesting shoes.

Now if you know me you'll know that while I love shoes (obvs) I am actually OBSESSED with tiny handbags 🤩 So I am beyond excited to get my hands on one of the new @TheBargelloEdit kits.

This is a seriously awesome small business to support & a really easy craft to try, Nerrisa sent me her book last year and I LOVE it!

The Summer Lovin' collection bags are made using raffia yarn (which is 100% recyclable) and she's teamed up with the amazing to bring you some amazing custom laser-cut handles 🌟 DOUBLE COOL!!

Happy Bargello-ing everyone! ;)

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

Step 1. Firstly, we cut the insoles out of texon board and added a layer of foam for maximum comfort!

Step 2. We covered the insoles with a black leather and added a neat little purple insole to match the black & purple straps that Nerrisa had made.

Step 3 - Next, we placed the lasts on the insoles and attached the beautiful bargello straps over the lasts, gluing them to the bottom of the soles. 

Step 4 - Finally, we added a black rubber randing round the sandals and glued on a layer of thick black EVA foam as the sole for the perfect finish!

Estimated time to make = 3 hours

learn shoemaking for yourself

I created a free 40-minute online course called 'Introduction to Shoemaking' to show how easy home shoemaking can be and to give you a little taste of what I Can Make Shoes is all about. SIGN UP HERE for instant access.

free introduction to shoemaking course

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! 🌍

We are a tight community and regularly limit our intake to ensure the best experience for our students - so if our enrolment is closed I would recommend you sign up for our FREE Introduction to Shoemaking course while you wait.

Happy Shoemaking, Amanda xx

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