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Seeking a new pair of shoes? I was, so I decided to make a pair of leather sandals inspired by the golden snitch from Harry Potter (One of my favorite things!)

When I wear these I'm wicked fast and damn near impossible to see : )

 
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Step 1: Mocking Up The Sandal

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The first step was to mock up the sandal, I had a rough sketch / idea of how I wanted these to look, so to create them I started by examining a pair of existing sandals that fit me perfectly.

I traced around the sole to create the pattern and referenced the sandal to figure out where to put the straps and how long they should be. Then I started making some mock up strap designs out of scrap pieces of vinyl until I got the right shape. It took a few times but I finally got the right fit.

I fine tuned the pattern in Illustrator based off my mock up from actual fabric, since I was going to use real leather I wanted to make sure everything was perfect.

If your want to create this exact sandal, I have attached the pattern I created, it is for a size 7 1/2 : ) Enjoy!

CaptainNemo23 days ago

Only recommendation I would have is to stitch the upper and lower together instead of using it as a design element only. Very creative and professional results.

mactothefuture (author)  CaptainNemo22 days ago

Thanks for the feedback! That would have definitely been a great touch, just need to invest in a heavy duty sewing machine! : )

Ok thanks!!
How did you think to make these??

Thanks so much for checking them out! It was easy! Standard book of spells chapter 7 : )

These are awesome!!! I will defiantly make these!!

Super cute! I'm really impressed that you built them from scratch rather than modding an existing pair.

Thanks! I wasn't sure how hard it was going to be but it was a lot easier than I expected! : )

watchmeflyy2 months ago

Cute design! Well-done!

mactothefuture (author)  watchmeflyy2 months ago

Thanks! Glad to hear you like them!

amajchrzak2 months ago
I love these, my mom will go crazy for them
mactothefuture (author)  amajchrzak2 months ago

Thanks! She must be a Harry Potter fan ; )

doodlecraft2 months ago

Awesome! I thought you just modified some existing sandals...but a brand new build is amazing! And of course, the snitch kicks it up another notch! Great! :)

mactothefuture (author)  doodlecraft2 months ago

Thanks! Glad you like the project, it was a fun one! : )

iluvmygirl2 months ago

WOW.....sssssoooooooooooo awsome!!! great job.

mactothefuture (author)  iluvmygirl2 months ago

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!! : )

These are amazing! Great job!

Thanks so much! Glad you like them : )

shazni2 months ago

How lovely! good job :-)

mactothefuture (author)  shazni2 months ago

Thanks! : )

EmiClarice2 months ago
Those are so cute!
mactothefuture (author)  EmiClarice2 months ago

Thanks! : )