Introduction: Toddlers Shoes With Anti-slip Sole
We needed a pair of new toddler slippers, since the old one became to small. Unfortunately all leather or faux leather slippers I could find were with a leather sole and I already knew they will be slippery on our floor.
So I thought about possibilities of anti-slip and came out in the kitchen, respectively in the bakery goods drawer...
The answer to slippery soles is silicone baking sheet :-)
And I am happy to announce: Yes, it is working.
But try it out yourself.
In this instructables you can find a shoe pattern for toddler feet size EU 22/23 or US 5C/6C.
But you can also buy a pattern in the world wide web and adjust it with the silicon inlets.
Step 1: Material and Tools
- silikone baking sheet (in my case red)
- leather for the sole - it should have the same thickness as the baking sheet (in my case dark brown)
- soft leather for top and sole linning (in my case grey)
- leather for the application (in my case blue)
- thread in fitting colors
- fabric for lining
- small piece interlining to strenghten the fabric
- sewing machine
- leather needles
- safety pin
Print the pattern and cut out the pieces. Make sure you also transfer the small black marks, you need them later for matching the pieces.
Step 2: Preparation of the Anti-slip Sole
You need the sole pattern piece.
- Cut the leather 2x with a flip over for left and right foot
- Cut out the anti-slip parts
- Cut 2x the leather lining piece with a flip over for left and right foot.
Tack the outer sole and the lining sole together and sew around the anti-slip parts with a color fitting thread.
Step 3: Cutting and Assembling the Anti-slip Parts
You need the silicone pattern pieces.
- Cut out 2x with a flip over. (For me it was easier to use a cutter than scissors.)
- Dry fit into the cut outs in the sole
- sew into the sole with a straight stitch and tack togheter to the leather sole with a zigzag stitch.
- Trim all threads
Step 4: The Leather Top
You need the top piece an the application piece.
- Cut 2x with a flip over.
- The whales should face each other, so make sure you flip the second one :-)
- Sew with a straight stitch and add a knot by hand to make the eye.
Step 5: Lining the Top
You need the lining top pattern piece.
- Cut 2x with flip over.
- Add a piece of interlining to strengthen the lining.
- Cut the 2 straigh lines with a knive (or with scissors)
- Tack the outer top and the lining right to right (the nice sides facing each other) and sew the upper seam
- Flip over and add another seam.
- Zigzag around the the top to keep them into position.
Step 6: Preparing the Backpiece
You need the backpiece pattern and the strap.
- Cut two times.
- Sew the strap on top of the backpiece pattern.
Step 7: Assembling The
- Fold the top piece "inside out" around the fore part of the sole.
- The edges of the top piece should match the black marks on the sole.
- Fix them temporary with clips.
- Fold the back piece "inside out" around the back part of the sole. Fix with clips.
- Sew with a straight stitch and approx. 5mm (1/4'') of seam allowance.
Almost finished :-)
Step 8: Adding the Rubberband
Use the safety pin to insert the rubber band into the tunnel.
and secure with a knot.
If you already know the size of the toddlers feet you could also sew the rubberband together.
Step 9: Finished Product
Enjoy the finished shoes.
Or let your toddler enjoy the anti-slip shoes.
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