I bought some nice thin (perhaps too thin) deer hide and a couple of tools. I actually didn't end up needing an awl to punch sewing holes, because the hide was so thin and soft.
|pattern out of pillow case|
|pucker toe stitch is a bitch|
I used a running stitch for the other parts. I wet them and wore them for most of a day to get them fit to my feet.
|uppers sewn on|
|billows added to the tongue (to keep out debris)|
|glued on sand|
I'm pretty happy with this first project of shoe making. These will make great footwear for around camp.