Another amazing pair of wedding shoes for one of my besties! (SO many weddings at the moment and now I've got my own wedding shoes to start thinking about!) Sophie's brief was Studio 54 & Sparkle and I am so obsessed with how they turned out, oh and incase you're wondering so was she ;)

They have a slightly chunky heel with a platform at the front so were comfy for being on your feet all day and as usual I padded them out with some extra comfort foam - inbuilt party feet, don't mind if I do! hehe

The sparkly mesh diamante material came from Fan New Trimmings in London and was actually easier to work with than I thought, but my gosh they are SOOOO much more sparkly in real life, it was so hard to capture the full effect on film, but the IRL impact was epic!

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

Making DIY Wedding Platforms

Step 1 - Firstly, I cut out all of my pieces from this beautiful bright white leather.

Step 2 - Up next, I covered the insoles, platform unit and heels using the white leather.

Making DIY Wedding Platforms

Step 3 - I then embellished the heels, uppers and platform units with the sparkly mesh diamante material 💎

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 Wedding Platforms

Step 5 - Next, I added beige resin soling to the bottom of the shoes.

Step 6 - Finally, I added silver insole socks that had a little foam underneath for maximum comfort!

Estimated time to make = 6 hours

Fancy making your own pair of heels? To make getting started even easier, we’ve created a TOTALLY FREE downloadable ankle strap pattern in sizes EU 35 - EU 44.

high heel ankle strap free downloadable pattern PDF

In an effort to make shoemaking a more accessible craft, we've made this downloadable shoe pattern completely FREE, and have included step-by-step instructions to help you along the shoemaking and sewing process.

Download the pattern here.

The free PDF shoe pattern is available for instant download and prints on sheets of A4 or Letter size paper. All you have to do is print at 100%, cut out the patterns, and tape together any that have been broken up to fit on an A4 page.

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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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