DIY for Pretty Small Shoes

If you’re a woman with small feet, you know how difficult it is to find shoes in your size. Many stores online and in person start at size 6 for women’s sizes and offer no solution for those of us that wear a size 1 – 5.

As we all know, small-footed women have a limited number of choices when it comes to footwear. However, with a little inspiration, and some help from the DIY department, there are easy ways to make your own pair of pretty small shoes.

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Stepping Out in Style

Begin your shoe creation process by getting creative. Find pictures of your favourite styles and design so you can get an idea of the kind of shoe you would like to make. If this is your first shoe, try to keep it simply, but stylish. Consider whether you want heels or flats, what material you want to use, and what colour you want to wear.

The best way for you to create your new footwear is to follow a step by step video or tutorial. Take some time reviewing a few to see what kind of materials you will need. Most styles require a strong material if you plan to wear your new pretty small shoes outside. Consider designs that use leather, rubber, or plastic.

All Put Together

After you pick your perfect design, it’s time to get to the craft store to purchase supplies. Go ahead and purchase a shoe leather, cork material, fabric to be used on the outside, fabric for the inside, thick thread, shoe laces, tape, and Shoe Goo or glue.

In order to make sure your new shoes actually fit your feet, you will need to create a mould from your feet. The ingredient you will need for mould making include a cardboard box, a material like rubber for casting, and a bottle of alginate.

DIY Alternatives

If you’re new to the whole DIY world, it is recommended that you watch a few tutorials before embarking on this journey. If you really don’t want to start from scratch with your new pretty small shoes, there are a few other options you can try.

Consider snagging a few pairs of shoes from the children’s section of your favourite clothing store. Put your creativity to good use on a pair by decorating and altering these shoes as you please. Who says shoes for children have to stay that way? Using a shoe that’s already formed speeds up the DIY process and get you a new pair of stylish shoes in no time.

Another option for creating your own pair of shoes is consulting a professional shoemaker. Although you may have to pay a lot more than you would pay for a pair of cheaper shoes in store, these custom made shoes will be exactly what you want and will likely last you for many years.

So, take heart ladies! If you are blessed with smaller feet, take a chance and get crafty. Your next pair of pretty small shoes is all up to you!