Our team picked black and white for our theme in this month’s Cricut DesignSpace Star Challenge. The category is gear or fashion. Since I have a shoe obsessed 2 year old I put it all together and came up with these precious little Scalloped Mary Janes in black and white! You might remember my oohing and aawing over the Cricut’s ability to cut leather in my last challenge project, so of course I kept with the leather on this project.
I designed a shoe pattern in Illustrator and imported the .svg into Cricut Design Space. It took a few revisions, but that’s okay cause I started out using paper for the mock-up. Thank goodness because I went through quite a few alterations.
How sweet is this!
To make things go smoother you’ll want to use a leather needle, and these clips are used for quilt binding-but worked awesome at keeping the leather layers together since pinning won’t work. And velcro to keep the strap secure.
Once I thought I had the pattern were I wanted it, I loaded my leather and put the Cricut Explore to work.
Ta-da! I can’t even imagine how tired my hand would be if I had used scissors. Not to mention those holes – they are perfect!
My machine had no problem sewing through layers of leather, but to get the curve on the scallop I used the wheel and sewed by hand to make sure it was sewn smoothly.
Once the top is sewn up, put right sides together and stitch around the edge. Trim close to the stitching and turn the shoe right side out.
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