I knew that I wanted to use some of my canvas Riffle Paper Company fabric for the uppers and I chose a coordinating Cotton + Steel fabric for the interior. I already had some large upholstery needles and I researched what type of "thread" to use for the blanket stitching and everything I found suggested a 100% cotton, so instead of ordering the overpriced Dritz Espadrille thread I just used some 100% cotton crochet thread that I already owned. I cut a long piece and pulled on it as hard as I could several times and it was super strong so I figured why not? See the theme here? Now I had all my supplies and was ready to sew, so I will talk about the Toddler pair first.
At this point I just have to decide what to do with these? Sell them, maybe? Or maybe I should save them for my little girl because in 7-8 years she could possibly wear them. What do you think?
Overall this was a really fun and fairly fast project and if you have the chance and can find some soles then I recommend stitching up a pair and having your own handmade shoes.