Simply Shoes - Working With Vinyl Fabric

Hi Everyone! This week we get to look at sewing shoes with vinyl fabric. This may seem a bit intimidating, but honestly it gets easier with just a bit of practice. Of course, having the right supplies on hand helps too!

In the video posted below, I walk you through the process while using vinyl to make a pair of Open Toe Janes shoes Enjoy!




Pattern Overview:


Resource and Supply list:

  • Pre-cut Shoe Soles (all sizes)
  • 2mm Foam Sheets - Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, Amazon
  • 6mm Foam Sheets - Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, Amazon
  • Cork Sheets - Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, Amazon
  • 1/4" wide Steam a Seam - Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, Amazon
  • Heat n' Bond - Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, Amazon
  • Cotton Fabrics - These are the easiest types of fabrics to find! Places like Jo Anns, Hobby Lobby, even Wal-mart usually have a variety of quilting cotton or fat quarters available. Check out online stores for packaged sets from brands like Moda Fabrics too!
  • Middy Braid Trim - Amazon
  • Braided Natural Trim - Amazon
  • 1/4" ribbon
  • 1/4" elastic
  • CordingAmazon
  • Narrow Lacing
  • EyeletsAmazon
  • 1/4" Buckles - online doll supply store
  • 2" Cluny TrimAmazon
  • 2" Embroidered
  • Marine
  • Sparkle
  • Pellon Fusible Interfacing
  • Hot Glue GunAmazon
  • Chipboard sheets Amazon (if you have a die or are interested in cutting it out yourself) 
  • Non-stick Foot  Amazon (General use, some machines. Check your manual to see what type you will need)
  • Walking Foot Amazon
  • Double sided adhesive sheets Amazon (we cut ours in smaller squares)


Week Three task:

  • Watch the videos :) and let's make some shoes! 

Next Tuesday  - Week 4: In Depth Q & A video (got questions?... post them below or on FB and I'll try my best to include answers!)


Darlene Bulford
Darlene Bulford

October 23, 2017

Hi Cinnamon, are using a high temp. or low temp glue gun? Thank you


October 22, 2017

You have eyelets and buckles on the shoe supply list.
Are there any plans to do a video on making shoes with eyelets or buckles?
I would really like to see a video on making doll shoes with eyelets like tennis shoes or boots.
BTW, thanks for the links to all the supplies as Joann’s, Micheal’s, and Hobby Lobby don’t seem to carry the 1/8" or 3/16" eyelets, or 5 or 6 mm EVA foam anymore.


October 19, 2017

What weight of chip board do you use for the soles? I can find medium weight.

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