Our winter moccasin making kits include all materials and instructions required to make your own pair of custom, deerskin winter moccasins. You supply standard insulating layers and a few basic household tools. These are the same instructions we provide at our moccasin making workshops, which we have used to help hundreds of people make moccasins in the past 6 years.
Kits come in two styles: Split-skin hide wrap-around uppers, or canvas, tube-style uppers. Differences are mostly cosmetic, with both styles performing equally well in temperatures ranging from ~ -4° C to as cold as your insulating layers allow. If you want to read more about the two different styles, or view more photos, check out their product pages below:
Included in these kits:
- Enough deerskin for the moccasin lowers, plus extra scraps to make thimbles, and use as a repair kit;
- Canvas or Hide uppers;
- Decorative ribbon [canvas upper only];
- Light cotton tape for binding bottom of uppers;
- Light cotton webbing for wrap-around ties (ends sealed with beeswax);
- Light cotton webbing for upper ties [canvas upper only];
- Deer antler buttons [hide uppers only];
- Artificial sinew;
- 2 x “Glovers” or “triangular” needles;
- Paper patterns;
- Full-colour, bound instructional booklet;
Optional Insulation Kit Includes:
- Fantastic Thermohair socks;
- Felted wool insoles;
- Felted wool boot liners;
- A 10% savings over buying these items individually!
NOTE: When choosing your size for your boot liner please follow the following guidelines:
MEN: Go up one or one and a half sizes for added wiggle room and insulation. For example if you are a size 10.5 shoe you will choose size 12 for your liner;
WOMEN: Choose your regular shoe size for sizing. For example if you are a size 8 women`s then choose size 8 men`s. This will allow enough room for added insulation and wiggle room. If you are a half size, women will round down. For example a size 9.5W will choose a size 9M.
Note: The beautiful tan moccasins with blue lace featured above were created by Farafoot Bushcraft, (Shropshire, England) using a Lure moc kit and their own ingenuity. Thanks to Farafoot for this photo!