DIY Boot Tutorial:  Tandy® Moccasin Masterclass

DIY Boot Tutorial: Tandy® Moccasin Masterclass

DIY Boot Tutorial: Moccasin Masterclass

DIY Boot Tutorial: Moccasin Masterclass:

This DIY boot tutorial  is sponsored by Tandy Leather. 

Their mission is “To teach and inspire the art of leathercrafting, one person, one class, one neighborhood, one community at a time.”  I’m inspired every time I open the catalog.  I want to make so many projects.  This project is one of my favorites and I am glad I can share my tips and tricks from years of experience.

I’m Teri Edmonds and I have been in the shoe industry for over 18 years.  In this tutorial, I demonstrate the Plains Boot Moccasin from Tandy Leather.  As a shoe designer, I have looked for simple patterns that I could do from home.  I liked this pattern so much that I taught courses on it.  I continue to make and sell the boots to my custom order clients.  If you want to learn more about me, visit my About Page.

This course includes a beginner and an advanced boot.  The beginning tutorial follows the instructions provided in the pattern pack.  I adjust the hand stitching some and I prefer mine without the fringe.  The advanced tutorial uses glue and machine stitching instead of hand stitching.  I used my new Janome 3000 stitcher for the project.  I have included a list of the supplies used in this video along with their part numbers for easy ordering.

SUPPLIES

  • Plains Boot Moccasin Pattern 6035-00
  • All Purpose Needles, 1201-00
  • White Wax Braided Chord 11210-05
  • Saddle Deertan Side 9124-21
  • Leather Marking Pen 2097-00
  • Poly Cutting Board 3464-00
  • Self-healing Cutting Mat 3463-04
  • Craftool Grid Ruler 3605-00
  • Janome HD 3000 sewing machine 3797-00
  • Large Rawhide Mallet 3300-04
  • Craftool #1 round hole drive punch
  • Hand Sewing Punch 3559-00
  • Craftool Pro Super Shears 3050-00
  • Easy Grip 60 mm Rotary Cutter 3039-00

Iʻve used Tandy Leather products since I started designing shoes. 

I like ordering from the catalog, but you can find everything you need on their website at tandyleather.com

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

(Closed for lunch, 1-2pm)

Saturday 10am - 2pm

NEW LOCATION:

250 Alamaha St.,  unit N-7
Kahului, HI 96732
( next to Goodwill )

(808) 249-9710

Contact Teri:

14 + 8 =

Yapping with Teri and Dave

Yapping with Teri and Dave

Yapping with Teri and Dave

 The Will & Grace of Youtube:

Teri Edmonds, shoe cobbler and YouTuber collaborates with producer and artist, David Whitney, as they stumble through their experience and journey of creating the very podcast they’re recording.

Pour yourself a glass… and join the duo as they bicker, laugh and talk philosophy over spilt wine.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

(Closed for lunch, 1-2pm)

Saturday 10am - 2pm

NEW LOCATION:

250 Alamaha St.,  unit N-7
Kahului, HI 96732
( next to Goodwill )

(808) 249-9710

Contact Teri:

7 + 1 =

Formal Footwear

Formal Footwear

Formal Footwear for Women

I have been selling wedding and prom shoes since the inception of If The Shoe Fits in 2001.

The best brand for quality and product availability year-round is Benjamin Walk. They offer prom, wedding and children’s shoes. They also offer wide sizes, and a variety of heel heights; any of the white shoes can be dyed other colors.

Hawai‘i is a fairly casually-dressed state, so I enjoy having the opportunity to dress up the women for special occasions. Schedule a consultation to find the perfect footwear for your event.

More Styles and Shoe Care Products
at IF THE SHOE FITS:

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

(Closed for lunch, 1-2pm)

Saturday 10am - 2pm

NEW LOCATION:

250 Alamaha St.,  unit N-7
Kahului, HI 96732
( next to Goodwill )

(808) 249-9710

Contact Teri:

6 + 8 =

Make Money with YouTube – Teri Edmonds Tells How

Make Money with YouTube – Teri Edmonds Tells How

Make Money with YouTube

YouTube is a great way to make money. 
In This video, YouTuber Teri tells the Why and How of using YouTube as a source of revenue.  Hosted by Maui Economic Development Board at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, the 3rd annual Hawaii Small Business Conference was the place to learn about using video marketing. 

Jules Kremer of Google, Mike Powers of YouTube and YouTuber Edmonds discussed the accessibility of these free tools to the person looking to improve their business.

Self-Made Video MUST HAVEs:

 

   

 

We hear people call you The Shoe Lady.  Tell us about your business If The Shoe Fits:

I’m a cobbler, an artist, a fashion designer and an entrepreneur; my passion is being an artist.  I opened the If The Shoe Fits store in 2001 and bought Maui’s only shoe repair in 2008. 

Amongst the designs I carried, there was a small selection for drag queens.  It is this that made me famous for helping women with big feet.  I have learned to make custom designs for my clients and it is how I express my creativity.  I taught shoe making classes on the weekends to bring in extra money, but now I use that content to supply my YouTube Channel.


Why did you get started in video marketing and specifically YouTube?

I’ve always wanted my own show, specifically a “Cooking Show” for shoes concept.  I’m inspired by Julia Child and her bold independence.  The value she brought to her audience allowed her to succeed as she aged.  When I looked into video marketing on YouTube, I saw others making money at it.  The platform is free and gives me 100%control of my content.  It has become free advertising for my store and custom designs.


How did you get started with YouTube?

I collaborated with other YouTubers.  I first collaborated with Video Joe when he made a series of videos showing the workshop makeover of my cobbler studio. I saw Video Joe making money with his channel and it inspired me.   I also collaborated with producer David Whitney on Mad Libs, The Secret Life of Shoes and a podcast called Yapping with Teri and Dave.  I study other successful YouTubers like Think Media to learn better production skills, lighting, storyboarding and editing.  My favorite studio equipment are my IPhone and the Ring Light.  I also use the free editing software from Mac called IMovie.  


What impact has YouTube had on your business?

YouTube has given my exposure both professionally and as an artist, locally and internationally.  Sales have increased in shoe repair and custom designs.  I have people sending me shoe repair from across the country because they see my videos.  YouTube and affiliate marketing give me the opportunity to create passive, repeatable revenue with a single investment of time.  I essentially make money while I sleep. I have created over 160 videos.  The top 10 videos have acquired over a million views and my goal is to generate $2,000-$4,000 monthly revenue from YouTube  

Birkenstock Repair in 5 Easy Steps

Birkenstock Repair in 5 Easy Steps

Birkenstock repairs can be done at home by following 5 easy steps. In this video, shoe cobbler Teri Edmonds reveals her tips and tricks to make a used Birkenstock look new again. The best results can be achieved using the supplies listed below. Enjoy!

Supplies Needed:

 

Step 1: Clean Uppers

Cleaning the uppers to the Birkenstocks is easy when using Lincoln EZ suede cleaner. Shake the bottle before opening and add 1/4 cup to a dish. Apply the cleaner with the suede brush and bring it to a lather. Wipe off excess with a dry towel or paper towel.

Step 2: Disassemble Shoe

Disassembling a Birkenstock can be easy or hard depending on the condition of the shoe and age of the glue between the cork and the soling material. If the glue is dry and old, it is likely the sole will come apart easily, as demonstrated in this video. Advanced sole removal instructions are provided in a video “Removing Birkenstock Soles” and a link has been included.

Step 3: Glue Upper to the Footbed

Using the original glue pattern as a guide, liberally apply contact cement to the strapping material of the Birkenstock. Next, apply the freshly glued strap to the sole where it will be fixed permanently. The glue should still be wet, but the objective is to establish a clean line where the glue is supposed to go. Wait 15 minutes and assemble the straps to the cork. This should be enough drying time to get a strong seal.

Step 4: Glue the Soling Material and Cork

Apply glue to both the cork footbed and the soling material and let dry for 20 minutes.

Step 5: Assemble and Trim

Once the glue has dried, the parts need to be assembled. Carefully aligning the sole to the cork footbed will make this project easier. Hammer these together and look around the edges to make sure the entire shoe is glued and sticking together.

Trim the excess sole using a sharp razor knife. Slow and safe is the key here. The closer the trim is to the shoe means that less finish sanding will be necessary.