Advice 1: How to sew moccasins

Moccasin — traditional shoes of the Indians. It is durable and comfortable, so its a pleasure to wear and many Europeans, especially after the clothes in a folk style again became popular. Loafers are of two types. Representatives of some of the tribes did thick sole and soft top. Other craftsmen made shoes from a single piece of soft leather.
How to sew moccasins
You will need
  • - soft leather or suede uppers;
  • - thick cotton thread;
  • - saddlery needle;
  • - boot knife;
  • a small Board;
  • - cardboard;
  • - graph paper;
  • pencil;
  • - the range.
Instruction
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Manufacture any shoes start with patterns and sizing. Put your foot on a piece of cardboard and trace them. Don't forget that the pencil should keep strictly vertically. Cut out the pattern. Note figures 1 and 2 the most convex point of the heel and the sock. Put the drawing on a sheet of graph paper so that the point 1 was at the intersection of two thick lines and point 2 is one of them. So it will be easier to do the calculations. On graph paper, too, mark the points 1 and 2.
2
Measure and record the girth of the instep. Designate this distance as L. we Divide this measure in half and also write. Add to half of the 1.2-1.5 cm From point 1 by a thick line set aside in both directions the distance equal to half the distance L with add on to her allowance. Dot 3 and 4. Smooth curves connect them with point 2.
3
Measure the distance between points 1 and 2 along the contour of the sole on both sides. This can be done using a measuring tape, aligning its end with one of these points and bent strictly on the slices. You can use durable thread or cord. Write down these measurements. Each of them aside from point 2 at the top of the details, but on the same side of the sole, by which they were measured. In this thread or the cm do not bend to the point 1, and continue the line and put it on the merc. One line will get longer and the other shorter. Dot 5 and 6. Connect them with smooth curves point 1. This will be the back seam.
4
Find the middle of the line 1-2. Build to that point in both directions perpendicular to the intersection with the contour. Measure this new line and find its middle. Check point 7. Connect it with point 1 in a straight line. Guide to point 7 perpendicular to the side of the middle line of the sole 5 cm Place the point 8. The same cut will postpone to the other side and put a point 9. Cut out the pattern top. Make pattern of the tongue. Its width of about 6 cm, the height can be 5-6. Round the top corners.
5
Put the pattern on the soles of rawhide, and the top and the tongue on the soft. Don't forget that loafers must be cut in mirror image. Moccasins can be decorated, e.g., by embroidery or by weaving straps at the top. Do it once, because after Assembly to embroider will be very uncomfortable.
6
Punch holes along the edge of the sole. Of course, you can do them as stitching, but it is not very convenient. Pierce holes with an awl. Enter it on the edge of the sole, leaving a distance of about 0.5 cm, rotate tool in the side cut. The edge of the top can not pre-pierced.
7
Align the toe of the sole and toe cap the top and make this place the first stitch. Both parts should be placed wrong side to each other. Sew the moccasin waxed cotton or linen thread. To wax it with a candle. Puncture wax candle with a needle and drag through the resulting hole thread.
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Stitched moccasins from the sock to the heel from both sides, clip the thread and remove the product. Back seam perform on the reverse side. Sew the tongue, departing from the edges of the slit at 0.5 cm on each side. Punch holes and insert drawstring.
Useful advice
If you don't need a historical reconstruction of costume, but you want to sew just comfortable shoes, you can safely use modern materials.For example, for the soles ideal disused mouse pads.

Advice 2: How to wear loafers

Loafers — comfortable and versatile shoes are popular with both men and women. However, the moccasins, as well as other types of footwear, you need to know how to wear and match with clothes.
How to wear loafers
Instruction
1
Remember, there are 5 categorical "no" to trendy moccasins. First, it is not necessary to buy and wear black loafers. This traditional leather shoes of American Indians was created in contrast to formal shoes, so try to avoid black. Stop your choice on loafers, beige, white, red and other bright colors.
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Secondly, never wear loafers with a business suit because it is contrary to the requirements of fashion and style. Thirdly, it is impossible to combine in one ensemble loafer and the sporty style. This combination looks absolutely not in harmony and is considered bad form.
3
Fourth, loafers are not worn with socks, especially categorical is the prohibition of socks underneath loafers and shorts or cropped trousers. However, there are a few exceptions: long socks, preferably not black and white colors can be combined with moccasins. In that case, if you are going to wear socks, it is recommended to not pick cropped pants or jeans, and the pants are regular length.
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And last, it is not necessary to wear moccasins all year round, i.e. in summer and winter. Loafers are considered a seasonal Shoe, so is not appropriate under the warm clothes, down jackets, jackets or coats.
5
Learn how to pick the right clothes under moccasins. Women can wear loafers with shorts, cropped trousers or breeches combined with t-shirt, Polo shirt, shirt. If you want to connect the loafers with a dress or skirt, choose flowing fabrics and shoes with embroidery or beads that will help to create a romantic image. Fashionable version in the style of ethno — is a loafer, wearing a suit, combined with leather bracelets, bags with fringe and necklace.
6
For relaxation, select suede loafers calm colors without fringe. You can also buy these shoes without a heel to wear with light summer clothing.
7
It is recommended that men wear loafers with short pants or regular jeans, and light linen pants and shorts. As a top, perfect t-shirt, short sleeve shirt or Polo shirts. If you want to go in the loafers to the office, wear long pants and shirt, sweater or jumper.
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Remember that loafers are versatile footwear and proper clothing help to create any image: business, romantic, ethno, etc. in addition, the moccasin is amazingly comfortable shoes in which you feel very comfortable.
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