Have you ever wanted to make your own shoes but thought it was too hard or required tools and machinery you don't have at home? Perhaps you already make your own clothes and would like to learn some new skills so you can make your own shoes and accessories too? Or maybe you just love the feeling you get from making things and are looking for a fun new way of expressing yourself?
The information you'll find here will help you achieve any of these goals by teaching you about the tools, materials and techniques you need to successfully make your own shoes and accessories at home.
You'll also find links to PDF pattern booklets that contain detailed instructions and full colour photographs to guide you step-by-step through the making process. Before you know it, you'll be proudly wearing your own handmade shoes and accessories!
I'm Louise, a shoemaker and milliner from Adelaide, Australia. Growing up I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time sewing and making (thanks Mum!!) and have always loved learning new crafts. I created Atelier Louise to be a place where we can celebrate creativity; share ideas, information and inspiration for shoe and accessory making; and explore the role that engaging in creative activities can have on our wellbeing.