felted shoe soles

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lynn@5 wrote
on Nov 29, 2008 5:57 PM

Does anyone know where to purchase sole material for felted shoes?  I've found medium weight suede but wondered if that was heavy enough for baby shoes.  I also wanted to make boots for myself and wondered what type material to use for the soles of them.

Thanks,

Lynn

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AndreaW wrote
on Dec 2, 2008 9:55 PM

Hi Lynn...

Not sure if this will help you, but I did find these for women + men ( the men's are below the women's):

http://herrschners.com/products/product.aspx?sku=710466

They didn't seem to have anything for babies. As I'm searching fr Canada + they have prices in both $'s...I didn't think to look @ where I was. They seemed nice + heavy but not cheap. If I run into anything else I'll keep you in mind.

Another possibility would be to look somewhere like a Dollar Store to find something similiar even in "tacky" plastic. Take out the stitching (probably NOT difficult !!!) + use it for a pattern to cut out your own fr a piece of leather. That you could probably get fr a craft store. Actually I have a older neighbor who sometimes makes leather slippers fr old leather coats to donate to charity. Sort of a moccasin style. So maybe a 2nd hand coat??? 

   Take Care,   Andrea

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AndreaW wrote
on Dec 10, 2008 6:35 PM

 Hi again...

I found another source for suede soles today in a magazine I saw while out doing errands. They had "whole sole" ones as well as 2 pc... both to sew on... when I checked the website just now.

  Take Care,   Andrea
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MaryS@2 wrote
on Jan 6, 2009 2:13 PM

 Hello, Andrea!

Your posts that shared 2 websites on finding soles or sole material for slippers or shoes was a HUGE help.  Thank-you very much!  I'd been to so many stores and websites, with no luck in finding them, that I gave up and joined this forum.  Because of your information, I can finish those slippers that I promised my sisters.

 

Best regards,

 

Mary Ann

 

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SherrylD wrote
on Jan 11, 2009 3:28 AM

 Thanks for asking this question.  It also helped me.  My daughter wanted a pair of Prarie Boots and I too searched the internet.  Found wholesalers, but I don't manufacture : ), this was of great help. 

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