Items needed include: Approximately 1yd of fleece fabric
Approximately 1 1/2 yards of 1 inch foam (I bought a roll at Walmart)
1/2 yard heavy duty fabric for soles (canvas, duck cloth)
Hot glue gun
needle and thread
polyester stuffing to stuff toes
Step 1: Make Pattern
Outline your foot on a piece of paper with a little bit of space around it and cut it out with scissors.
This will be your pattern.
Step 2: Choose the Shape of the Monster Foot
Draw the shape of your monster foot around the paper pattern leaving at least 3/4 inch of space between paper pattern and drawn line. Cut this out of the cardboard and use it to cut a 2nd one. Remember to flip the 2nd cardboard piece over to make a left and right monster foot or you'll end up with 2 rights or 2 lefts!!
You will need the paper pattern for the next step do don't discard it yet!!
Step 3: Cutting Out the Foam Feet
Cut all of them out. (2nd picture)
Lay the paper foot pattern on one foam cutout and trace around it. Cut on the traced line. (3rd picture) You will 4 total of these cutouts which leaves you with 2 whole foam cutouts left. (used in next step)
Step 4: Assembling the Foot
Glue a 2nd foam cutout on top of the first (2nd picture) Again hold this til it cools enough to hold (flipping it over and pushing it face down on the table works well.)
For the opposite foot this is where you want to flip over the cardboard cutout to make a left or right foot!!
Step 5: Assembling the Foot Continued....
Cut on the line and use the cut out to do the same on the last foam cutout. (2nd picture)
Glue one of these cutouts to each foot. Again pressing down well so glue holds. (3rd picture)
Step 6: Adding the Fleece to Your Foot
Set your foam foot on your piece of fleece so the stretch goes across the foot. (1st picture)
Make sure you have enough fabric at the heel and toe of the foot to wrap over the top somewhat. (2nd picture)
Flip foot over and place on fleece (3rd picture)
Put some hot glue on the toe section of the cardboard and pull fleece up and over glue pushing down on whole foot so it compresses the foam and rounds out the top edge of foot. (4th and 5th picture)
Repeat above step with heel section and sides of foot (6th picture) Remember there will be more stretch in the sides of the foot so pull tighter than the toe and heel.
Flip foot over and make sure fleece is on foot as tight as you wish it to be. (7th picture)
Finish gluing fleece to bottom of foot easing fabric around the curves. Trim off excess fabric. (8th picture)
Finished body of foot (9th picture)
Step 7: Cutting Slit for Foot
Step 8: Making and Attaching Toes
When you decide on the size of the toes lay your pattern out on your fleece so the stretch goes across the toes) and trace around it . (You will need 4 large toe cutouts and 12 small toe cutouts (you can always double up your fabric and do less cutting!) This is if you want 4 toes on each foot you can have as many toes as you want of course!! (1st picture)
Cut out all your toes (2nd picture)
Sew around your toes leaving the base of toes open for turning and stuffing. Trim seam allowance...you can get pretty close to the stitching since the fleece will not fray like other fabrics. Turn toes right side out and stuff them to the firmness you desire. Run a gathering stitch around the base of your toes using your needle and thread and pull tight to close up the toes. You can always add more stuffing now if you decide you want you're toes "harder" (3rd picture)
Pin the toes on the foot where you want them. I started with the large toe and pinned the rest on. Pin the top of the toes and the underneath of the toes. It helps to keep them in place when gluing them on. I put my toes on the upper rounded edge of the foot so I wouldn't trip on them and to make it easier going up stairs!! (4th picture)
Un-pin the top of either the 2nd or 3rd small toes and put some hot glue on the base of it. The bottom pin helps keep the toe in place while you are gluing it. Hold the toe in place til the glue cools. I re-pinned it once it set a little just so it held securely. Do the other small toes the same way then the large one. Once all the toes were glued I added a little glue between each toe and squished them together til the glue cooled. Once all is secure remove the pins. (5th picture)
Step 9: Adding Canvas to Bottom of Foot
Cut out sole of foot slightly inside of traced line. (2nd picture)
Use this cutout to make a 2nd cutout for other foot.
Hot glue the sole of foot onto the monster foot. (3rd picture)
Step 10: Adding Accessories to Your Feet
Your monster feet are done!! I hope you had fun making them!!!