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 : )

Step 1: Mocking Up the Sandal

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!

Can you make a template for size 9 1/2? I couldn't seem to get it right.
How did you think to make these??
<p>Thanks so much for checking them out! It was easy! Standard book of spells chapter 7 : )</p>
Cool Harry Potter humor!
<p>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.</p>
<p>Thanks for the feedback! That would have definitely been a great touch, just need to invest in a heavy duty sewing machine! : ) </p>
Ok thanks!!
These are awesome!!! I will defiantly make these!!
<p>Super cute! I'm really impressed that you built them from scratch rather than modding an existing pair.</p>
<p>Thanks! I wasn't sure how hard it was going to be but it was a lot easier than I expected! : )</p>
<p>Cute design! Well-done! </p>
<p>Thanks! Glad to hear you like them!</p>
I love these, my mom will go crazy for them
<p>Thanks! She must be a Harry Potter fan ; )</p>
<p>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! :)</p>
<p>Thanks! Glad you like the project, it was a fun one! : )</p>
<p>WOW.....sssssoooooooooooo awsome!!! great job. </p>
<p>Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!! : )</p>
<p>These are amazing! Great job!</p>
<p>Thanks so much! Glad you like them : )</p>
<p>How lovely! good job :-)</p>
<p>Thanks! : )</p>
Those are so cute!
<p>Thanks! : )</p>

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