Sumo

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

moc's

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • moc's

    ;) hey, there, i posted this same question on the jingle page but, i haven't had any luck there so, i thought i would try over here... i have the tops to my moc's fully beaded and i need to attach the sole. Do i sew it together on the heel, then sew the sole onto the moc inside out? i'm scared if i do it this way i'm going to bust some of the beads.......

    Plus, i need some help on cutting the sole, i don't want them to stretch out when i first where them. I understand they will stretch a bit but, like do i cut on the grain? Off the grain?

    Your help is much appreciated.....
    ~*~ FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS TAKE HOME UGLY SNAGS ~*~

  • #2
    I cut them with the stretch of the leather going toe to heel, that way you have some give if for some reason your feet swell, grow or whatever. I attach at the toe sewing down one side first to the heel and then down the other side...this way if your top is too long, you can trim off the excess or since yours are beaded, then you can remove as little beadwork as needed. Then once the split meets together in the back, sew them half way up , turn the moccasin and then sew it the rest of the way up from the inside (it is easier at that point to sew it from the inside than it sounds).
    Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

    Comment


    • #3
      Well, not to be contrary, but I do mine totally different.

      I was taught that your moccasins should be cut with the toe pointing to the neck or the tail of the hide. This would put the stretch going side to side. This makes sense if you want to put an insole in, or wear heavier socks sometimes.

      I don't think there's anyway you can keep the buckskin from stretching when you wear your mocs, but you can test different parts of your hide and use an "unstretchy" part. The thicker parts (good for soles) usually don't stretch as much as the thinner parts.

      Then sew your heel together, (with a welt of course). Then to keep it from shifting, I put 3 holding stitches in place. One at the tip of the toe, and one on each side. If your top and sole don't line up exactly, you'll need to ease the bigger piece in a little. Start sewing at the heel, and if you need to ease your seam some, do it at the side of the heel, and sides of the toes.

      Good luck. And don't worry about turning your moc right side out again. Just take it slow and work it out. If your knots are good, you won't pop off any beads.
      ...it is what it is...

      Comment

      Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

      Related Topics

      Collapse

      • Caroline
        need help with leggings
        by Caroline
        I want to make some beaded leather leggings. What is the best way to have them stay on? A drawstring at the top or what?

        I was thinking maybe put those little metal gromettes up the side and then lace them like a boot. Would that be too weird?
        03-13-2003, 09:35 AM
      • Czechy
        Ribbonwork Tutorial
        by Czechy
        The question gets asked a lot about how to do ribbonwork. So I decided to put together a little tutorial which will show the method I use to make a simple piece of ribbonwork applique. Of course, there is more than one way to do this and every crafter has their own techniques. Still, from this starting...
        02-06-2007, 02:17 PM
      • Privateer6
        Linings
        by Privateer6
        Ok folks a question on lining the leggings and clout, or aprons, of the suit. Looking around the net for some ideas for ribbonwork colors, I noticed that one person puts a lining in the straight dance suits she makes "to prevent stretching, skin irritation and sweat damage to wool." How many...
        05-15-2006, 08:20 PM
      • khalua
        moss bag
        by khalua
        I need instructions on how to make a moss bag... please anyone?? I keep getting promised one but four kids later and the fifth on the way I figure i'll do it myself
        08-24-2008, 10:06 PM
      • Kamama
        Yet another leggin' question
        by Kamama
        It's me again, I'm trying not to be a bother asking questions here, but, I find myself puzzled. I went and got some pellon to make some new leggings with, and am wanting to actually attempt to make beaded leggings this time. I also picked up some canvas as well. Will either of these materials get ruined...
        02-26-2008, 10:27 PM

      Trending

      Collapse

      There are no results that meet this criteria.

      Sidebar Ad

      Collapse
      Working...
      X