DIY Workshop: Corduroy Elf Shoe

This adorable little elf shoe is a fun nod to cozy holiday traditions! We hang our stockings by the chimney with care, with hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be here... Tis the exciting holiday tradition that continues on! All around the world, children and adults alike celebrate this festive day and discover a treasure of goodies and sweets in their stockings or shoes!

 

Materials

Fournitures

 

  • Corduroy
  • Poplin
  • Vliesofix
  • Metallic imitation leather
  • Bell
  • Thread
  • Trick marker
  •  Ironing cloth
  • Seam gauge
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Quilt ruler
  • Hand sewing needle    
  • Tape measure

You will find the template for this project on page 27 of your December 2021 issue of Burda Style. Or download it for free from the link found at the end of this article!

STEP 1

ÉTAPE 1

 

Copy the templates to your desired size (here, they are enlarged 50%). Cut out pieces: A (shoe) and B (bottom) 2x each from corduroy and 2x each from poplin, with a 1 cm (3/8 in) seam allowance all around. Piece C (star) should be cut 1x from the imitation leather.

 

STEP 2

ÉTAPE 2

 

Iron Vliesofix to the star and use the ironing cloth to iron this onto the corduroy shoe.

 

STEP 3

ÉTAPE 3

 

Pin bottom B to the shoe piece A right sides together and stitch 1 cm (3/8 in) from the edge, up to the notch. Now stitch the other side of the shoe piece A. Trim the seam allowance approximately 0.5 cm (1/8 in). Stitch both side seams closed.

 

STEP 4

ÉTAPE 4

 

Sew the lining together as described in Step 3. Don’t forget to leave an opening at the rear shaft seam so you can turn it right side out (please see label on the template).

 

STEP 5

ÉTAPE 5

 

Push the lining shoe into the corduroy shoe right sides together and stitch 1 cm (3/8 in) from the upper edge. Trim the seam allowance approximately 0.5 cm (1/8 in) from the seam. Turn the boot right side out. Close the seam opening and attach the bell by hand.

 

AND VOILÀ!

TERMINÉ !

 

Fill this lovely little shoe with goodies or use it to decorate your table to create a perfect ambiance for your holiday party!

And if you would like to print the templates for this DIY shoe to work on later, feel free to download it for free by clicking on the button below:

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