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I learned to make these by using my own foot as a template. Therefore, all the measures given here are highly approximate. If your foot diverges a lot from mine (European size 39, long and narrow/slender), some sewing experience might come in handy. That said, there’s no reason to be too specific in making these. As you can see, the ‘laces’ can be loosened or tightened to fit, and the basic idea is really very simple.The photo here shows my own, good old shoes, made in 1997. I always use them with these thick, felted socks inside; to me, they’re part of the shoe. They are soft, comfy and I simply love them. Based on my original 11 year old, several times altered, water damaged drawing, I have made a kind of template as a sort of guideline. You’ll find it at the end of this tutorial. I had to scan it in two operations as it was so big, then paste the parts together on my computer,
so this adds to the imperfection. Thinner than this will be like wearing a thin but stiff plastic cover on your foot. (Wow. Pay attention. More bad English will follow). Using my foot as a measure, this will be approximately 2,5 centimeters below the first line. Yours might be different, but take a look at where the line is placed on the foot; just below the big knuckle on the inside of your foot. Omit the bumps (your toes.)Step 7: Mark the FanMark several points about 5,5 cm outside of this again. Draw a line through the points (I forgot to do it at this point and did it later on, see below. Mark three lines (the dotted red lines) these points mark the end of the heel part (the bottom line), and also between the ‘ears’ that comes next (the two upper lines). Again, there is little point in giving measures here, but look again at where the lines are placed on the foot. And remember it’s all very approximately. The shoe can be made with both two or three ‘ears’. These are made with three. Sketch up the ‘ears’ using a soft pencil. I have given measures here; again, only guidelines. I have marked the outer most point of the ears with red dots. In addition, you will draw lines in the 2,5 cm area below the toe area, as shown. This will be the ‘fingers’ that wraps around your toes. As you can see from step 2, there is some space between some of the ‘fingers’ in the top section of the fan. There’s no rules to this; the point is just to make them fit nicely around your toes. The only thing I would make sure of,
is not to cut the fingers slimmer than 1 cm.