Bernie and I both have been wanting Moccasins.
So I searched for patterns online and found this one.
Then I bought some leather online at Tandy Leather Company.
Then since I forgot to buy it with the leather, I went to a local leather worker, and bought sinew and leather needles.
Over all these did not take that long to make.
It is a nice simple pattern that I think looks good (there were many patterns I was not fond of as far as looks go).
Notice how one shoe is darker than the other?
Thats because I made only one to start with, and walked around the yard with one moccasin on.
I wanted to see how it fit, how it stretched when it got wet, and make sure it was the design I liked before I used more leather.
They fit well, and feel good.
I like how flexible they are.
They stay on my feet really well, but move with me.
The leather really feels like a second skin, not a foreign substance.
These are not hard and seperating like the shoes we typically wear in our culture.
Moccasins will allow me to connect more fully with the earth,
while building up my feet’s tollerance so I can eventually walk barefoot more.
I still have some finishing details to work on.
Like a tie on the front, and possibly some decorations.
But I need to ponder on that a little longer.
Now I start on Bernie’s pair!