For Jack, you need to start out with a simple pair of square toed shoes, or boots. Your best bet would be to use a pair of boots, but if you don't have any, or can't find them, shoes will do. Another helpful tip would be to use an old pair of shoes, as the soles will have already been beaten in. I recycle many of my old shoes, by converting them into costume shoes/boots.
If you are starting off with an existing pair of boots, you have an easier
time creating your new shaft. Simply unstitch the shaft from the shoe,
this will be your template for the new shaft. Simply trace it onto your
suede, and make it about as long as your leg. The shaft should also be
double thick, as the originals. Do this by simply cementing 2 pieces of
After you've made your shaft template, create a template for both the heel, and the body of the boot. Again, simply just trace the shape of the shoe to suede. One of the easiest way of doing this, is to take some fabric, lay it onto the base of the shoe, and trace it from there. Cut that out, and fit it to the shoe. If that looks fine, then you are ready to cut that shape into the suede.
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