Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In my shoes


Yesterday I read this blog on Etsy and I found this very fascinating. I would never have thought of using insoles to embroider, and give them a personal touch. There was more to read over here. Also a lot about symbolism  is told.

Because I was wearing a pair of leather shoes, with bare feet, you can imagine what my next step was, after reading all of this. Because I just brought my embroidery machine to the shop for maintenance, and I really wanted a quick result, I skipped the embroidery part, and just made a pair of cotton insoles.

First step was to make a template that matched my shoe.


Then cut out 3 layers: front, back and a flannel layer in between.


After stitching them together I gave it one last fit in the shoes, and then sewed the binding on. Basically it is almost the same as making a quilt, but then much smaller.

The result: reversible insoles to keep my feet dry and comfortable.

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I’m definitely going to make more of these, probably with a somewhat thicker batting than these, and with some embroidery on them.

The rest of this post is only for Dutch people interesting, so I will write it in Dutch.

Misschien heb je het al ergens gezien of gelezen, maar volgende week wordt er in Hoorn weer een weversmarkt georganiseerd. Absoluut een must voor iedereen die van wolletjes en aanverwante leuke dingen houdt. Er zullen meer dan 120 kramen zijn. Eigenlijk kan ik alleen maar zeggen: zorg dat je erbij bent!!

Weversmarkt 2011

Groetjes, Dorien


Teje said...

Vow, that's really great idea - practical and also beautiful!
xxx Teje

Jantine said...

Wat een leuk idee! Vraag me af of je de borduursels niet zou voelen onder je voeten...

Karen said...

So cute! Love these...

Monique said...

Wat een geweldige inleg zooltjes.
Jammer dat je ze niet ziet als je je schoenen aan hebt.

Groetjes, Monique

Naturally Carol said...

You are full of great ideas this week..inspiring! Have a great day, Dorien.

Madeleine said...

It's gorgeous, I love it! :)