13 responses

  1. Cindy Crane
    August 22, 2011

    I loved your article & how to make moccacins, but my question is How do I line them?
    I have rabbit fur which I would like to line them, but how do I do it?
    Your help & attention to my request is appreciated.
    Sincerely, Cindy

    • Nanahuat
      November 1, 2011

      turn then in side out take the outline of your foot use it to cut out a shape make it slightly smaller then glue the fur to the inside part wait for it to dry sew on for strength then flip em and your done

    • Dreama
      December 25, 2013

      Cindy Crane, I imagine what you would do to create a lining is use the pieces that you cut for your shoes to cut the lining , the seems would be on the back side of the fur. then you would use a blanket stitch or whip stitch to sew the lining to the top of the moccasin. Hope this helps you. I have never made shoes but I imagine it would be like when i line the purses i make.

  2. Sean
    December 28, 2011

    Wow thank you so much! I have been wanting to make a pair of moccasins for so long and this was very helpful! I lined mine with rabbit fur like the person above me… They are SO comfy and warm!

  3. janna
    January 28, 2012

    what thickness leather should i use? should it be thicker on the soles as well?

  4. Colleen
    June 8, 2012

    Your mocs are awesome!! But my son and I are having so trouble with sewing them together. We can not figure out all the directions, can you give us a little bit more help with them? The toes don’t line up on the left or right foot do we need to do something different? And once the sole is sewed to the top peice of leather we are not sure how the tongue is made.

  5. Colleen D.
    May 30, 2013

    I’d love to try this but am having trouble visualizing how these get sewn together (which isn’t usually an issue for me. Pics, or maybe a video would be helpful before I wind up with shredded leather.

  6. Karen
    May 31, 2013

    What size Glovers needles should I be looking for?

  7. Stephanie
    August 15, 2013

    This video should help visualize the pattern or you can use theirs. Its the same thing in the end.

    Happy sewing!!

  8. Gerald
    August 22, 2013

    Looks easy enough but directions and espeacially diagrams are so poor, I’m very handy at making things but I wouldn’t even attempt it with these directions. Also very interested in brain tanning, heard of it for 40 yrs but never attempted it, I’ve done had my best success with acid tanning but have done bark tanning and chrome tanning in the past. The bark tan left a very dark stained leather that was tuff and Chrome tan left my leather greasy and blue/green

  9. Tracey Blades
    August 22, 2013

    Great way to recycle old leather pants and jackets!

  10. Echo
    August 26, 2013

    i too really like this idea but am having trouble visualizing how to put them together. some actual pictures would be a fantastic addition to the instructions. i am having a hard time with the very light color of the font also.
    Please, add a few pictures!

  11. Echo
    August 26, 2013

    i should have said i was having trouble with the lightness of the color for the drawings. it’s very hard to see!

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