template to desired size.
2. Trace shoe and sole pattern. Cut out patterns. Use pin to pierce
the placement line for glue tab on shoe and to pierce center-front
and center-back dots on shoe and sole.
3. Tape shoe pattern on desired paper, trace shape and mark with pencil
through pattern holes to transfer center-front and center-back dots,
as well as placement lines for glue tab on shoe. Flip shoe pattern
over and trace another shoe in reverse. After removing pattern from
work, lightly draw glue tab line on shoe. Also draw continuous line
at the top of tabs around lower edge of shoe to provide guideline
for scoring. Draw two sole pieces and two insole pieces. Use pencil
to transfer center front and center back dots.
4. Using craft knife on protected work surface, cut out shoe pieces.
Punch out holes if using brads. Also cut out soles and insoles.
5. On one shoe piece, spread glue on right side of side glue tab.
Bring side area with strap around so it overlaps side glue tab and
forms a ring. Hold until dry. Turn shoe upside down. Working from
bottom, hold insole inside shoe so wrong side faces you. Fold down
center-front and center-back tabs, overlapping insole. Tape remaining
tabs to insole. Place shoe flat on work surface. Using a bone folder
(or other blunt instrument) inside shoe, run it around edge of insole
to flatten insole against glue tabs.
6. Spread glue on sole. Working from bottom, apply sole to insole,
sandwiching glue tabs in between layers. When glue has dried, look
for places where sole extends beyond shoe and carefully trim away
excess. Insert brad or glue strap and button in place. Repeat to complete
matching shoe.Enlarge or reduce the crayon box to desired dimensions
and cut out. Score and fold as shown. Stamp, decorate and embellish
template with desired techniques.
with permission from McGraw-Hill Publishers from the book Simply Super
Paper by Sandra Lounsbury Foose.