The newest addition to our ‘Get Inspired Series’ - I made the bubblegum pink, barbie platforms of my dreams!

I came across this AMAZING pink patent leather from @faedatannery while searching for an off-white to uise for my darling friend Amelia’s wedding shoes, and I just couldn't pass it up. They are surprisingly easy to walk in although I must admit they aren’t exactly an everyday shoe.. But hey.. They are hella fun and make me giggle every time I look at them :)

Anyway, I really love how they turned out! Here’s a little run through of how I made them…

how to make platform shoesStep 1 - Firstly, I covered the insoles, platform unit and heels using the patent leather.

Step 2 - Next, I cut, stitched and assembled the uppers out of the same epic leather!

how to make your own platforms

Step 3 - Then, I cut and stitched together the straps, adding some elastic to them to give a little leeway around the arch of the foot.

Step 4 - I assembled all of the parts of the shoes, lasting the uppers to the insoles, attaching the platform and screwing in the heels.

making diy platform shoes

Step 5 - Then, I added insole socks that had a little foam underneath for maximum comfort!

Step 6 - Finally, I added beige resin soling to the bottom of the shoes - et voila!

Estimated time to make = 5 hours

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