Helpful Moccasin-Related Links
Video: How to Make Side Seam Moccasins
This is a step by step video of how to make a pair of Side Seam Moccasins. Example uses cow hide, suede and lines them with natural colored, sheared, beaver fur. These moccasins should be water resistant because of the contact cement used between the suede sole and beaver pelt.
Lakota Music and Dance: Plains Hard-Sole Moccasins
Illustrated instructions on how to make these popular style of moccasin for pow wow dancing, or everyday wear.
How to make one-piece Soft Sole Moccasins in Tutorial Section Forum
This tutorial provides instruction for making one-piece hightop moccasins. While the focus is on a featured pair of moccasins, there are bviously many other styles, many teachers, and many books from which to draw inspiration and instruction. The degree of detail provided is with the beginner in mind. If you have some experience you will be able to skim over much of it. This is the first of five parts.
Wilderness Survival Skills and Bushcraft Antics: Moccasin Making
Moccasin boot hybrids – old meets new (traditional buckskin woodland footwear, with a modern twist.
How to Make Moccasins and Mukluks
How to make a pair of woodlands style moccasins with fur trim. A free pattern is available in a woman’s size 7 (as a PDF file – you will need Acrobat to view).
Instructions for One-Piece, Soft-Sole, Center-Seam Moccasins
Native Tech: Step-by-step instructions for making your own paper pattern and one-piece, soft-sole, center-seam moccasins.
From the Museum and Research Center of the American Mountain Men: Article from Tomahawk & Long Rifle. Detailed sketches and description of moccasins, circa 1900.
Judy Kavanagh’s Moccasins Collection Gallery
Moccasins from her personal collection, mostly soft-sole, Woodlands. Other galleries are available on this website as well, including Plains moccasins and mukluks.