||A Celtic Boot
To construct a pattern for the right foot, enlarge the pattern until your foot fits between the dotted lines.
Once you have the pattern together, cut out the right shoe using a supple leather. For the left shoe, flip the pattern over. Punch all holes, and cut the slots. Join the long back edges of the shoe and sew together (Fig. 2). Fold the triangular flap up and sew (Fig. 3). Thread a leather thong through the circular holes. Place your foot in the shoe and pull the thong tight to form the toe of the shoe. Tie the thongs together. Criss-cross the remainder of the thong ends through the tear-drop shaped holes and tie over the instep. Thread a ½" leather strap about 4’ long through the slits in the back of the shoe. Overlap the front flaps and secure by wrapping the thongs around them.
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