I hope this link works - it is from facebook and shows how someone makes forms for slippers out of insulation (similiar to styrofoam) . Click on each picture to get the descriptive text. Another use for duct tape
You may have to be a facebook member for it to work -
Post by luvswool and dyestuff on Nov 18, 2014 20:26:32 GMT
Oh, I am definitely ordering the shoe lasts rather than fool around with duct tape and get myself in trouble. So reasonable, too! Thanks for the links, ladies! This Irish fellow sure had a good idea--he only has to carry four “items” in his shop and wait for the orders to roll in!!
Halay - you must felt your shoes in the washing machine.
I keep thinking about making slippers but I do not want to spend a lot of money on something that might not be comfortable. When you purchase the lasts you are getting a general width - I have a long very, very narrow foot 9.5 4AAAA or 5AAAAA (US Size) foot. So when thinking about making my own lasts I thought why not use a pair of Keds (canvas fabric with rubber sole) and stuff them with plastic bags and wrap them in duct tape or waterprof tape. Has anyone tried this method?
Even if I do not by lasts I still have to find soles - Do you buy them and then cut them to fit your shoe size?
I will keep mulling it over - the slippers I wear, "Snoozies", I just throw in the washer when they are soiled and they are not very expensive.
Frances, I think the instructions I have for making lasts are using your own feet which makes sense if you're making them for yourself. When I get home, I'll try to remember to find the and post the link.