I was inspired to make footwear for my senior project collection by the moccasins on display at the Gene Autry museum. The moccasins are a part of the Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork exhibit.
While researching how Native Americans made their moccasins I was able to find that all shoe patterns started with a simple tracing of the foot.
After obtaining the foot tracing, making the pattern is surprisingly simple. All of my shoes are based off of a pattern that looks like this.
The interesting thing about this pattern is that center seam and side seamed moccasins can be created using this. The change comes from the way you sew the shoe. The shoes I created are all side seamed, but are different styles and have various closures.