A simple project to repurpose shoes or boots!
Well I had bought two pairs of boots like.. a year ago - a black and a white pair - because they were for cheaps! I've noticed I don't really wear my white ones as often as I used to - they're kinda boring now, I guess? - so I decided to make some panda boooots x3
P.S. Sorry there are so many steps - I just like being thorough ^^;
(Sorry for crappy main project image, haw haw)
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A 10x10" piece of fabric is more than enough,a comfortable piece - though if you only have little pieces, that's fine, too.
You can recycle pieces of paper and be sure to have a marker that you'll be able to see without it sinking through the fabric.
Cloth scissors AND regular scissors. Or a pair of regular scissors to taken it all over, you know? Never cut paper or anything other than thread/cloth/yarn with cloth scissors - do as I say, not as I do! Haw haw
Liquid FUSION Clear Uerthane Glue. Originally I was gonna use gorilla glue but it was all dried out and then I learned that it bubbles up anyways, so not a good idea! I got this other glue at Michael's for 6 or 7 dollars and it sounds pretty legit. So far so good - hopefully it has longevity. ( Haha, tablespoon.)
(P.S. The ingredients says 2 boots because you need one for each foot! =D )
(You might need to open up the picture to see the eye shape I made - you don't need to, make this your own!, it's just to show you what I did) Cut out the shape right to the edge - you don't need any seam allowance! Eye holes are not necessary (especially if you end up finding googly eyes on a whim).
Double-over a piece of your fabric that has enough room for your eye piece. Have the fabric folded right sides in and either hold it down really well while your cutting or pin it all together and cut around it.
You need four of these in total so you need to do this step two times.
IF YOU DECIDE NO EYEHOLES, SKIP STEP 4~
Kind of a tricky part - ears!
If you don't want ears, you don't have to do this step, but I think they're really cuuuute.
The initial shape is a half circle with two angled rectangles with an empty upside V in the middle. Fold along the dashed line and then tuck the two sides together - when you glue the fabric down like this, the ears will stand up!