Winter Moccasin Making Kits

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$98.00$215.50

New August, 2016: After many requests we are now publishing video instructions for these kits on YouTube.  The “lowers” are complete, and both “canvas uppers” and “hide uppers” will be complete by the end of the month!  See “Video and Print Instructions” below or visit: youtube.com/c/lureofthenorth

Get ready for the warmest, lightest, coziest pair of winter footwear you have ever worn.  Handcrafted by you – there is simply no more satisfying way to travel in the winter than with a pair of moccasins you have made yourself!  Like all of our products, we have personally tested our moccasins on northern expeditions up to 40 days, and 250 km in length.

Options Galore

Our kits come with a wide variety of options for customizing the look of your finished moccasins.  There are two many options to list using this store software (literally), so after you purchase this product, we will contact you to get foot size information, colour choices, etc. To view colour choices for our hides please follow the links: DEER, MOOSE, Split-skin for Uppers

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Description

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:

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!

Additional information

Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions 35 x 26 x 14 cm
Size (Men`s)

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Video and Print Instructions

The Instructional Booklets for this craft item and others can be found, free of charge on our “Instructional Booklet” page under the “Info Hub” menu.

4 reviews for Winter Moccasin Making Kits

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I ordered a DIY mukluk kit with moose lowers and canvas uppers. Dave and Kielyn were great about answering my questions and the order arrived quickly. The instructions were easy to follow, and now I have a great pair of mukluks. I would absolutely order from Lure of the North again. Thanks guys!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Dave,
    These are warm, cozy and dry. I built the boar skin upper style. Check out my full review at:

    http://ridingprivateidaho.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/winter-moccasin-kit/

    Now, on to the snowshoes. Thanks for the quality kits.

    Brent

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I received a Lure of the North snowshoe moccasin kit for Christmas and before New Year, I had my own pair of moccasins ready for the snow. The kit contained an abundant amount of quality material including leather and sinew (even for my size 13 feet) with lots left over for a repair kit. The instructions were clear and concise and, even though I am no seamstress, I had no problems following them and putting the moccasins together. I had looked around a bit on the internet with the idea of putting together my own materials but in the end found that I wasn’t going to save any money and it was going to be a whole lot more convenient to buy the kit. I would highly recommend this product. Brian

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    These are the best moccasins in the entire world. Hands down. I recently received a tube style moc kit from Lure and got quickly to work. The instructions are very detailed and keep in chronological order, so following along was not an issue at all. The instructions were also accompanied by several pictures to make it even clearer what the next step was. The pictures helped a lot! Throughout the instruction booklet there were also little nuggets of humor and good support. This made for an enjoyable process through the handful hours it took me to make them as a novice (and perfectionist) moccasin maker. I encourage everyone else to purchase a kit, take on the challenge and then do I what I did when I finished…showed them off to as many people as possible!

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