D.i.Y Navajo style Pattern moccasins

What they looked like before

What they looked like after:

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The first week  back at work, was really hectic so its been nice to find the time to put my feet up when i get in.  I have been spending all day surrounded by children and loud noise its nice to get a little time to my self, so i have been sorting RubyRaeLove out, its going great. But also….

I have been eyeing these lovely moccasins from Minnitonka for a while now, but i always worry about buying shoes online. So I ordered the material ( authentic woven latin american tribal cloth)  with the idea in mind to add it to the front of my moccasins. The other day when walking home from work i got the shoes caked in mud, so it was perfect timing when i got the material through to jazz them up. It only took me an hour last night from start to finish, i wore them to work today and they made me smile every time i looked at them. 

I love the pattern on the front reminds me of a pair I had as a child, i think i might make my next pair in a more neutral colour. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend?



  1. January 6, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    Whoaa! My mouth just dropped down when I saw the before picture and the after picture. Love the shoes! xx

  2. January 6, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    How cool! They look amazing


  3. January 6, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    You are so skilled! If I'd have tried that, they'd have been ruined. Absolute love for you and your shoes!



  4. January 6, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    Love love love them!! X

  5. January 6, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    That's easily the coolest thing I've seen today! They look amazing! 🙂 X

  6. January 6, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    Your ones are so much lovelier than the ones on Minnitonka! Loving the blue with the brown leather x

  7. January 6, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    These look absolutely amazing!

  8. January 6, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    I really like this pattern! and the colors 🙂 nice!

  9. January 6, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    Aww, they look lovely! You're so amazing at stuff like this Ella!

    Pip x

  10. January 6, 2012 / 10:24 pm

    These are amazing, you're so good at stuff like this Ella!

    Pip x

  11. January 7, 2012 / 10:09 am

    These are amazing!! I have a similar pair of shoes that I don't wear, so I think I'll have to copy you!

    The Deer Head


  12. January 7, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    oh they're so lovely! x

  13. January 8, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Wow, I love them! You should definitely do DIY posts – I haven't seen one like this.

  14. January 8, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    You have done a lovely job with these shoesies, please do more DIY posts! 🙂 x

  15. Jodi Kaylee
    January 9, 2012 / 6:27 am

    I would so pay you to make me some of these! They are amazing!!!!

  16. March 27, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    I wonder if you know these are all over pinterest? I wanted to buy them and tracked the original photo back here. Wish they were for sale!

  17. Ericka
    July 19, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    I just wanted to comment and say I noticed them on all over Tumblr and now on Pinterest. As the user above me said, I too tracked the original photo back to here. What a surprised to see they are part of a beautiful tutorial! I'm going to pin your image properly, linked to your blog so others can find this page as well. <3

  18. July 31, 2012 / 2:40 am

    I LOVE these and would love to make a pair of my own! How did you add the fabric? was it fabric glue or did you sew it on top of the leather? Really creative, you did a wonderful job!

  19. Anonymous
    July 31, 2012 / 4:02 am

    These are lovely! I was wondering you purchased the Mocasins themselves??

  20. July 31, 2012 / 8:56 am

    Just amazing ! You sewed it or gluged ?

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