Saturday, 24 October 2009

Can anyone help me make Miniature Boots and shoes?


Hi all, still not fully in the land of the living but had a question that may be able to be answered by those of you who make dolls costumes.

A freind of mine would ike some dolls heeled shoes and boots made for her dollshouse clothes shop and has asked me to help as i have make her corsets, parasols, hats etc. I have never tried shoes and am struggling to find any tutorials to help me out.
The style we both would like is more material ones so I can add fancy trims etc. do you remember Perri Edwards that sold gorgeous shoes and boots ? She used to have a website and sell at fairs but I have not seen or heard of her for a while but hers are the style I would like to try. I do not want to make them fully made of clay which is the only CDHM tutorial I can find. Also want them to have a heel.

If anyone can recommend a tutorial or doll book that would help or has any tips I would be much oblidged

Be back soon, another night with no sleep as Lola now has the bug!!

18 comments:

Tabitha Corsica said...

Kate, Minidolls.com has a shoe tutorial http://www.minidolls.com/Tutorial/Shoe.shtml
I have made some shoes in the past and first made a shape of the foot (or used a dolls foot)as a last, just like a cobbler would do. I don't like the way the heels are made in this tutorial but you could make some out of polymer clay and cover with the fabric or paint them the appropriate color.

Tabitha

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Tabitha your a star, just what I wanted, like you say not sure on the heels but could try out of fimo! Will definatly have a go. Now to work out how to make boots using the same type of teqhnique!! thankyou!! Kate xx

Tabitha Corsica said...

My pleasure Kate. Be sure and show us how they turned out. I don't think the boots would be too hard to adapt. It's all in the cutting of the "uppers", it seems. It might take a bit of experiemnting at first but you can do it. Be sure to write down what you do...I sometimes forget to do that then I forget what I've done that works out of all the things I've tried!

Tabs

cockerina said...

Hello Kate! look how many shoes I have tutorials to show you ...
Choose the one that interests you most ..

http://www.minidolls.com//Tutorial/Shoe.shtml

http://members.tripod.com/~marsha_4/ShoePat

http://kenkafriikki.blogspot.com/search/label/kipsi%C3%A4

http://ths.fennotrans.fi/shoes/instr5.html

http://about.pricegrabber.com/search_books2.php?book_id=10783244&search=making%20and%20dressing%20dolls%20house%20dolls&mode=about_miniatures&

and then, if you like, come for a visit in my blog .. thanks!
Caterina - Italy

leminidicockerina.blogspot.com

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Caterina thankyou so much!! So many tutorials i will have to sit down with my cup of tea and study them all!! I still have to master the art of bootmaking too if you find any for those but these are fabulous!! i will certainly come and visit your blog!
Kate xx

cockerina said...

oh forgot .. for your inspiration ....
kisses, Caterina

Josje said...

Hi Kate, Here is a great boot tutorial by Dutch dollmaker Annemarie Kwikkel: http://www.byannemariedolls.com/boot.html
Saw some fabulous shoes by an Italian woman at the fair in Arnhem today. Unfortunately she doesn't have a website yet, but she sells under the name 'Scarpe e Pelleteria'.

Kate said...

Gisele's Miniatures also has a shoe making tutorial online.

http://www.gminiature.com/page/17ut3/Tutorials.html

mini hugs,
Kate in California

Debbie said...

Some great tutorials from the girls Kate. Can't wait to see what you come up with..
Hope everyone is feeling better.. xx

Kathi said...

http://lottasatomaa.wordpress.com/
This miniaturist make beautiful boots!

Tabitha Corsica said...

This is what I love about miniaturists...they are always so willing to share!

I too am anxious to see your results, Kate!

Tabitha

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Josje, ooh lovley boots thankyou for sharing! She has a DVD also which I have treated myself too to make shoes and boots!xx


Thankyou Kate and Kathi, more great websites! I just adore the boots on Lotta blog, oh to be able to make ones like that! xx

Debbie and Tabitha, I know isnt it wonderful, everyone is so so helpful and lovely. I only hope i can produce something that in some ways looks like a shoe or boot! I have told my friend I will wait until half term this week is over and then get to work all bright and ready to go I hope! Will post any results in they are not too bad!!lol xx

Ara said...

Sorry I don't have any tutorials to share. Just wanted to say so sorry to hear you have all been sick :( That's just awful. I have been avoiding it so far but its hard seeing as everyother day a coworkers goes home with the flu. Praying you all get better quickly!! -ara

Michelle's Mad World said...

Hi Kate,

I'd love to make shoes too! You must keep us posted when you make some!

I have a wardrobe that has shoe racks that need to be filled! I have a kit that makes 12 pairs (slippers and shoes) from CraftPack Company, so I will have a go with those first before embarking on something more fancy and elaborate!

Michelle :o)

Kat The Hat Lady said...

I might be able to. If you look at last month DHWORLD MAGAZINE I had an article to make wizard slippers you can use this method to make other shoes by adding either fimo heels or rolled up leather. :-) xxxxx

cockerina said...

Kate hello, how are you? you managed to make shoes??
I found another tutorial for making shoes for children, you can affect??

kiss ... Caterina

http://monikeyminis.blogspot.com/2009/11/tutorial-zapatitos.html

cockerina said...

you have not yet registered to my blog ???....
you make me cry .... ah ah!
soon! Caterina

http://leminisdicockerina.blogspot.com/

cockerina said...

forgot ... here you can also find boxes for your shoes!

http://picasaweb.google.com/imprimiblesmini/ACCESORIOSPARALOSPERSONAJES#

bye bye.. Caterina