Need handicapped shoe pattern or help.
I have a son with disabilities, he cannot keep on shoes or even lace up boots. He points his feet like a ballerina all the time and his shoes slip off... Becoming projectiles sometimes hitting u's or we lose shoes! Would like to make something out of maybe a quilted fabric, so it would b soft and maybe use Velcro to close them. His lil John Deere boots r hard to get on him, but they last the longest until he hooks them on the footplate of his wheelchair and off they come too. I would appreciate any ideas or patterns. I can sew, but not crochet. He has crochet booties, but they r not tall enough and he can get them off too. Hope you may be ablento help me. Have ideas, but without my mom here, she passes, to bounce ideas off of, I'm kinda at a standstill.
would you be able to measure his foot to make a pattern? measure like his sole, toe to ankle and ankle to whatever height? might need a little tinkering but should be a good starting point.
There's a pattern by Green Pepper for "Arctic Socks" which are tall socks made out of fleece. The pattern is one that's easy to modify to whatever height you need it, and you could make it out of almost anything. Most JoAnn stores have it in the pattern section by the See & Sew patterns.
Thank you, I looked online, not sure that would b something that would work. Need something that we can open up and then close snug on his skinny legs. Socks like that, still gonna look for patterns, r gonna b to hard to get on his wiggly foot.
Will measure his foot, but where do I go from there?
Maybe try to make a pattern like in this tutorial? http://sewgreen.blogspot.com/2007/07/recycled-slipper-tutorial.html
With a pattern like that, it's easy to add openings or laces as you need them.
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