Moccasin making These beautiful beaded uppers were made by a Dene woman in Hay River NWT (we are still trying to track down her name), rabbit fur for the cuff, sheepskin hide, thick suede for an extra sole Lay out all the pattern pieces to trace and mark the holes – I used the “Fringed Boot Pattern” by Tandy with some alterations Ready to cut All cut out Stitch the beaded uppers onto the vamps, all the holes are punched out with a good quality leather punch, and also the shearling has to be trimmed on the underside before you punch the holes The suede soles are hand-sewn onto the bottoms with nylon thread, then the pieces are laced together with artificial sinew Continue lacing the pieces together This shows how you hand stitch the fur cuff on. Cutting the fur strip was a big learning curve and I finally figured out I had to cut it crosswise and sew two pieces together to make the cuff. Cutting the hide was made easier by using a very sharp x-acto knife and very carefully parting the fur so as not to cut it along with the hide. Finished! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related February 28, 2013February 28, 2013 by liisaglitter Categories: UncategorizedTags: Art, moccasin making steps, moccasins 5 Comments
Are these moccasins for sale!? 🙂 You did a great job!
Thanks Angela! No, I made this pair for myself and they are on my feet right now 🙂
These are beautiful! How do you make the pattern? Thank you
Thank you! I purchased the pattern, that would be too complicated to figure out!