Is that contact cement glue elastic? If not please search for some Polyurethane based glue that is good for genuine leather. I use "Moment Crystal" glue from Henkel but it's not a worldwide brand so you should search for a similar glue. Transparent glue is the best.
Thank you for your generosity in sharing your patterns. In particular, I am going to try and make 2 pr. of the SD BJD Soom Supergem Steel boots for both my bjds...a 16" minifee (pattern scaled to 60%) and my 18" msd 5star Ji (scaled to 75%) I sure hope I can do it!! Thanks again. Of course, if it works out and I show my finished boots on a doll site, I will certainly credit you and your pattern!
Also, do you have any tips on how to sew the pieces together? I can't see the seams on your picture of the finished boot, and I'm having trouble getting all the pieces to fit when I try sewing them together like I would a plushie.
Well, the best way is to look at the real boots, to learn how they are sewn together, and to do the same. I usually sew genuine leather by hand, because mistakes leave excess holes. You even may glue the pieces first, and then to sew, I also use this method.
Yeah, but I don't have an example of the real boots (aside from your sample picture), so I don't really know what they're supposed to look like. I'm also not quite sure where the heel and toe parts of the upper are supposed to attach to the sole, and I don't want it to be off-center.
These are the things which are hard to explain for me in English. Try "steel boots" in Google and look at the photos. www.google.com.ua/search?q=ste… Also, my tutorials and patterns are intended for people who already have basic understanding on how to sew the pieces of the clothes together, I never had a goal to explain every tiny step a person should take to make the boots, sorry.