The moment I saw this red velvet leather, I knew I had to use it for my next holiday heels project! I instantly had an idea in mind: a statement, sky-high party platform sandal for the holiday season… with the perfect touch of sparkle!!! 💎
I am sooo happy with how these turned out and can’t wait to wear them to my next Christmas party! 🎄
Here’s a little run through of how I made the shoes…
Step 1 - Firstly, I covered my insoles, platforms and heels with the gorgeous red velvet leather.
Step 2 - I then cut, stitched and assembled the uppers out of the same leather - adding some sparkly features with our round crystal buckles and crystal embellishments.
Step 3 - I then lasted the uppers and ankle straps to the insoles.
Step 4 - After that, I glued the insoles to the platforms, before adding some black resin soling to the bottom of the shoes.
Step 5 - Next, I drilled into the insoles and screwed in the chunky heels.
Step 6 - Finally, I added some bright white leather insocks. And there we have it, a gorgeous pair of red velvet holiday platform heels!
Estimated time to make = 6 hours
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