- sewing pattern for EU size 35-52
- detailed instructions and many many pictures
- look book
Sew your own minimal shoes with the Bigtaps barefoot sewing pattern. Perfect for all your outdoor activities. With this pattern in EU size 35-52 and a step by step sewing instruction in English you can finally make your own shoes. The ebook contains 100+ pages with detailed information on the making process of different versions of the shoes (fabric version, leather version, lined and unlined), information on what materials to use, and instructions on how to customize the pattern to get the perfect fit for your feet. The pattern itself fulfills all criteria for minimal shoes: wide toe box, zero drop, max. flexibility, minimal cushioning. Wearing Bigtaps you can actually feel the ground!
- What will you need? For all versions: • printer, sewing machine, iron • high quality thread • temporary spray adhesive • trick markers, tailor's chalk, water-soluble felt-tip pens, etc. • Eyelets, 4 mm diameter, with corresponding tools • Prym Vario pliers • Hammer • sole sheet, 1,8-4mm • Kövulfix glue / shoo goo / contact leather glue • shoelaces In addition: For the complete fabric version (= vegan version) • robust cotton fabric (jeans, canvas, poplin, corduroy; special fabrics such as Etaproof or Oilskin) • textile adhesive • pinking shears • Awl (5 mm) • optional: Bondaweb (Iron-on adhesive on paper carrier) • optional: fusible interlining H 250, Thermolam or batting • to waterproof the vegan version: Nikwax
For the leather version • thin clothing leather (1,0-1,4 mm) • piercing tools • optional: leather sewing needles and stronger thread (e.g. Alterfil L 60) • Double-sided adhesive tape • Teflon or walking foot • For the lined version: wool broadcloth, fleece or another cosy, non fraying and non stretching fabric for the lining