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Oesher, Jill sent in some photos of her first Alpargata “1 shoe down, 1 more to go”
I love the dinosaur fabric, keep up the beautiful work!
I had so much fun making the open toe sandals! I own a pair of Townies which I love too. Thank you Oesh! The pattern and instructions were fairly easy to follow. I found a denim vest that a friend had given me about 15 years ago. Love the vest, but never wore it . It had an interesting ribbing pattern/texture which I thought would create an interesting look. For the lining I used a black dress shirt my husband was giving away.
After turning the sewed fabric inside out, I hand stiched the open bottom two inches with invisible nylon thread as I don’t know how to operate the blind stitch function on the sewing machine. I love the look of the crochet stitch for shoe perimeter. Never crocheted a waking moment of my life. Had to watch the tutorial numerous times until I finally got it!
The hard part was pre-poking holes in the faberic to get the thread and the hook through. I poked and twisted using a seam ripper, but there must be a better way! I chose the light grey thread cord because I thought it would compliment the denim and because it is easy to see. Very fun, rewarding experience. The Oesh soles are so well engineered and comfy! I was contemplating adding bling but decided they look awesome as is .
Hope this is helpful to someone…..
OESHer, Patty sent in her new open toe sandals made all by her, with the OESH Create Sole!
After a few requests, we have recently launched Custom Create Soles for customers who do not fit into our listed measurements! For an additional $80 for our time, we can design and make an OESH Create Sole based on tracings of your feet– just email us at email@example.com for further information and directions.
Here is my final product from customizing the Peep Toe pattern! Click here for a PDF explaining my process.
Hello! In the OESH factory we typically favor a 2.75mm hook when attaching the fabric pattern to the sole with waxed thread. This is totally a preference decision, as long as the hook can fit through the tunnels on the OESH sole then the hook is fine to use! On the other hand, if you are going to crochet the entire shoe we suggest at least a 3.75mm hook.August 9, 2021 at 12:14 pm in reply to: Would love to see a Facebook group on making your own OESH Shoes #26001
Wonderful idea! I just created one, follow this link and share some pictures and tips!
You may notice the Open Toe pattern is the one pattern not as straightforward regarding the circled versus square holes. Let me try to clarify– you will start stitching your fabric to the OESH Create Sole at the inside middle circled hole. Once you reach 2 holes below the next circled hole you will complete that stitch and then continue stitching just the OESH Create Sole. Once you reach the next circled hole, you will pick the fabric up again 2 holes down and continue stitching to the next hole, where you will finish the fabric but continue stitching just the sole until you are back to where you started the stitching. Pausing the fabric allows for the open toe sandal effect, while stitching all around the sole gives extra security and streamline design.