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Old 05-08-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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How to make leather bottoms for clogs
I just made some felted clogs for my daughter, she wants leather bottoms on them so she can wear them outdoors. We have a leather outlet near us, I can buy scrap leather, enough for 2 soles, for about $3.00. I have the leather all cut, but I'm not sure how to make the little holes in them that are needed to sew them on. Does any one know of a leather punch ( and what size) I can use to make the holes?
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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I found this site. They aren't full bottoms, but it might help.

Here are some pre-made ones that you can either buy or maybe figure out how to do your own from them.

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Old 05-09-2009, 07:36 AM   #3
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its not the "right" way to do it, but i would just get a scrap piece of wood, a nail and a hammer... homemade punch
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Ok, well I have done some leather work and yes you can use a small nail or something to make the holes but, you also should make grooves for where you want the thread to sit ( or else it will where really fast) and that takes a special tool. I would go take a look at the leathering tools first then see if you think you can jimmy something p out of things in your garage... but it might just be cheaper to take them to a shoe guy ( I say guy but it might be a girl, though I have never seen it!). You will also need special thread and needle that can hold up to the leather. Also you could thread it with leather thongs as well ( thins would hold up well). So I hope this info makes sense I have been up since 3:30 this morning w/babies!
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