Did somebody say leopard print?!! 🙋‍♀️

We had sooooo much fun making these gorgeous ballerina slingbacks using our brand new slingback pattern.

We knew right away that we wanted to pair the print with a beautiful beige sole to give it that chic summer vibe, and we’re in love with how these turned out! 🤩

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

Step by step slingback tutorial

Step 1 - First, we traced around the paper pattern onto the leathers to get the shape for the upper.

Step 2 - Then, we attached the buckle to the strap.

Slingback shoemaking tutorial

Step 3 - After that, we stitched the upper.

Step 4 - We then punched holes for the straps and secured the fastening.

DIY slingback shoes

Step 5 - Next we stitched a single line on the insock in black for a beautiful decorative detail.

Step 6 - Finally, I created the sole and heel using our 4mm resin soling and added a small stacked heel using the solvent-based shoemaking glue for an elegant touch 💁‍♀️

Estimated time to make = 5 hours



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