A detailed video tutorial for crafters who want to learn how to make cowboy boots for dolls and figures.
Level: Confident Beginner
This tutorial is for you if: - you make shoes for dolls or figures (scales 1/3 to 1/9) - you want to improve your skills and bring your works to the next level - you are just interested in making doll shoes
After completing the tutorial, you know the techniques and tips that help you create doll boots yourself.
Duration: 1 h 40 min What you get: lifelong access to online videos by a private link, from any device at any time. The video has no sound, but text comments instead.
I'd be happy to answer any of your questions regarding the tutorial, feel free to contact me.
IMPORTANT: the tutorial focuses on the boot assembly process with pre-made sewing patterns, shoe lasts, and outsoles. The tutorial does not contain the sewing patterns, shoe lasts, and outsoles, and does not teach how to make them. They can be purchased separately as PDF and 3D files and scaled to any size.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
2 video parts: Part 1. Parts preparation, stitching, gathering Part 2. Lasting the boot, attaching the inner sole, lining, attaching the outsole, logos
Bonus: Video tutorial "Basics of sewing with a machine" Bundle of photo tutorials "Leatherwork. Thinning, dyeing" Photo tutorial "Details about the shoe lasts" Photo tutorial "How I print outsoles on an LCD 3D-printer" Where to buy tools and supplies for miniatures
Important materials and tools needed: The tutorial requires a sewing machine. The boots are made of thinned cowhide leather (to thin leather you need a special leather thinning machine). If you don't have the machine you can replace cowhide with fine lambskin leather 0.5-0.6 mm thick. Shoe lasts and outsoles are printed on a 3D printer. They can be made by hand instead.
Additional Information: Boot scale: 1/6 (outsole length: 4.85 cm). The tutorial is also suitable for slightly larger / smaller boots (1/3 to 1/9 scale). You're allowed to sell the items you make following the tutorial.