Tried my hands at sewing a chappal with my hands. The leather was again from a scrap leather dealer in Ghee Kanta, Ahmedabad. The sole is reclaimed tyre rubber. The best thing about custom made footwear is that it fits like a glove :D.
The cheap awl I was using had a plastic handle which came off very soon. Used MSeal for making the awl handle. Embedded it with seed from the manjadi, the bead tree, and some other baubles I had lying around. This also gives it added grip.
must make my own pair soon.
mseal waala idea bhi dhaansu hai… bahut sahi lag rahe hain chappal..uske upar ki strap kisse bani hai!!
@vinod, yahan ek scrap leather ki dukaan hai.. jahan random shapes ke tukde milte hain. boriyon mein bhari hui…dhoondh ke nikaal lo…kilo ke paise do