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Making baby moccasins. Or rather mukluks really because they have a tall back. It was a two night class. I could have probably finished in one if I hadn’t brought the baby to class the first time! We started by cutting the pattern see the white pieces below…. And then cut the pieces of leather brown pieces.

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Next came the beadwork. I was in a bit of a hurry and picked something very simple and hoped it would look ok.

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Just tell me it looks like snow ok? Next step, put the pieces together and pleat.

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Pleating sucks. Sooo not as easy as it looks! With right sides together and a middle sandwich piece long enough to match the curve you fold and sew, fold and sew, fold and….well you get the picture. Next you sew the back, again right sides together with a middle sandwich piece.

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Then sew the bottom flap. I also sewed on the ties because I tend to lose things so I thought it would be best.

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Turn right side out and trim excesses.

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Lastly, try them on your willing subject….

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Seemed like a basic pattern and I realize I didn’t do a great job of explaining but if you want to try them I can definitely figure out a way to showcase the steps. Now to try some fabric ones!

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