HANDMADE CORD SOLES FOR STREET WEAR Customized Method for ANY foot-size and foot-shape, infant to giant! Doable for all handy crafters. No sole-hole-punching! No seaming! The slippers will be joined to the soles, or you can continue to crochet a shoe in rounds on top of the sole. Note that sealant/glue is involved in the creating of this sole. The plain shape of Espadrillas, is my great inspiration designing crochet slippers. Espadrillas are originally simple canvas shoes with rope-soles, handmade in Spain for hundreds of years (and other places world-wide, only named differently). The traditional soles are not for amateurs to make, and surly it’s not easy to achieve the right size! (http://www.espadrillestore.com/how-its-made/) *** This sole is my final solution in order to turn crochet slippers into shoes for street-wear! *** Joining out-soles to basic slippers, has several advantages. They protect your slippers against wear and tear, makes them sturdy, and comfortable to walk and wear, it looks nice, and not least; It turns your home slippers into street shoes! Handmade insoles will add extra comfort and softness, and keep the slippers in shape. Personalize the soles with matching fabric, …. and labels! A very good gift-idea! ** Materials for sole-cord are available all over the world! ** It’s only packing-twine! Find it at home, or in any construction- or hardware store, craft-store, office supplier, supermarket (HW- or office department). Or purchase on-line, search for: Twine>Hemp>Supply My experience is that hemp-twine, worked into a thicker cord, create the best Cord-Sole. About 2 mm thick is good. Read all about my two different sole-designs on my blog: http://crochet-craft-santini.blogspot.it/2014/03/about-my-cord-and-crochet-soles-turn.html (copy/paste the link into your browser) THE TUTORIAL INCLUDES 15 pages PDF with written instructions, and lots of step-by-step images! INDEX: Cord and Materials, p 3 How to make your own cord, p 4 About Foot-Templates, p 4 How to make customized Cord Soles, p 5-6-7 How to crochet the sole-edging, p 8 How to join slippers to Cord-Soles, p 9 How to make insoles, p 10 How to print on fabric, p 10 Treatment for Handmade Soles, p 11 How to crochet a Lucet-Cord, p 12 How to Foundation Single Crochet for cords, p 13 Stitches, Terms and Abbreviations, p 13 Different materials and finished soles, p 14 Ready Sole Templates in 4 sizes, p 15 Crochet hook: Any size that suits your project. Gauge: Not important for this project. Sizes: Any Size Terminology: US - American Terms. NOTE: Check out the Pattern-Packs/Save-section in my shop (left side on page), to see all my crochet slippers joined to the Cord-Soles! All my crochet basic-slippers, have a 2in1-pattern-pack, for you to save money; Slippers, included the Cord-Sole Tutorial! Read more about my two sole-solutions on my Blog: http://crochet-craft-santini.blogspot.it/2014/03/about-my-cord-and-crochet-soles-turn.html CUSTOMER SUPPORT I provide customer support for my patterns, and welcome any questions you might have. NO FEES TO SELL You are free to sell the finished product made from this pattern! COPYRIGHT All my patterns are copyrighted. By purchasing an item from my shop, you agree not to copy, distribute, give away or resell the design, in print, or as a digital file.