Loper Soleskit（with Needle and the Thread）
- Pattens paper
Feel free to choose the material at a DIY shop.
Genuine leather or synthetic leather 2 mm or more soft type is preferable
Thin materials are less durable and may not be stable in shape.
If you would like a set that includes all the materials and shoelaces, please see the shoe kit.
Choose the size
The size may vary slightly depending on the brand and model, so please refer to the table below and compare it with the size of the shoes you usually wear.
Choose a style you want to make.
You can choose from 5 types: Plain, Macalon, Derby, High top, Lofer.
As an example, I will show you how to make a type of shoes called Derby.
Cut out along the line with a cutter or scissors.
Let's make a hole in the cut out pattern.
Follow the pattern and mark the materials you want to use with a pen.
After drawing all the shoes on the left side, turn it over and draw the shoes on the right side as well.
There are right and left shoe patterns.
It's good to write on each patterns, 'right' or 'left' to prevent the mistake.
Cut out the materials along the trace line and punch the holes.
After cutting all the patterns, temporarily fix the left and right parts with masking tape at the correct positions.
Put the thread through the two needles. The upper and sole will be connected with a 'saddle stitch'.
Insert a needle in position A and thread the threads until both threads are the same length.
Sew to point D with needle 1.
After sewing needle 2 to point D, stab needle 1 into position D on the sole.
let's start sewing the uppers and soles together.
On the side stitch part, sew up and back down with one needle, like in the picture.
For the final, double sew both threads and cut at the ends.
Put the insole and put the string through to complete!
Our dream for the near future is to develop kids size LOPER's so kids can make their own shoes too.
Shoe manufacturing often is a unhealthy and harmful industry, for workers and environment.
Stop buying shoes and start making them :)
It's fun to do and such a great feeling to walk on your selfmade shoes!