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I'm Sveta Kletina, shoemaker and footwear designer.

For the last 5 years, I taught more than 2000 students how to make shoes. I shared my knowledge of shoemaking craft with them and I would love to share it with you.

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In this footwear design workshop you will learn how to create almost any footwear design through pattern making. To attend this workshop you must have at least basic pattern making knowledge  .

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You don't need any experience. I offer online step by step video courses for beginners in shoe making and for experienced shoemakers. Make your own Pump shoes or English Welted Brogue Oxfords.

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I really can't recommend this course highly enough. It's like you're there in the studio of an expert shoemaker getting a bird's eye view of how to make shoes. Plus she talks you through common beginner mistakes as you go so you know what not to do and what to look out for.

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Your courses gave me the knowledge and skills to make shoes. Your courses are easy to follow and the video quality is top notch. I was a beginner (I knew absolutely nothing about making shoes prior to taking your courses) My friends and co-workers have requested that I make them a pair of shoes.Without a doubt, I would recommend Shoemaking Courses Online to others.

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How to make shoes | Online Learning

Learn Shoe making From Anywhere in The World

Here you will learn how to make shoes from start to finish.

This is an educational video platform to learn shoe making craft online.

We offer a wide range of shoe making courses: pattern making, sewing, lasting, finishing, modeling ,design and full shoe making process.
The purpose of this online shoe making platform is to give the best learning experience to learn how to make shoes in most professional way. The lessons will be available to you at any time, from anywhere in the world. If you are willing to learn this wonderful craft, you will make shoes.

All lessons are presented in live class format. They are verbally and visually explained and are easy to follow.

You will learn step by step how to make shoes :

 1. What shoe last is and it’s measurements?


In professional shoe making craft you can’t make your own shoes without a last.

To make shoes we use last; to design the model, to last the upper, hand sewing, sole and heel attaching.  

You can learn here more about shoe lasts  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last

There are different types of lasts and each shoe last type has its specific parameters.

So in the basic introduction lesson you will learn how to measure main parameters of the pump last.

You will get the downloadable table of measurements for standard pump last . So you will be able to check your last , if it has right parameters to make footwear comfortable and wearable .

2. How to apply different shoe designs on the last correctly according to the rules of pattern making

There are different footwear types and each of them has its own rules to apply on the last, from sketch.

It is very important to make shoes not only  wearable, but beautiful and comfortable.

When you will make your own shoes, you have to know how to transfer correctly your design to the shoe last.

On shoe making courses online platform you will find different courses to teach you how to make different types of shoes.

In each course we will start from learning the rules of design on the last  for  that specific shoe type, like pump shoes, flat ballet shoes, oxford shoes etc.

Here you can see full shoe making list of courses

3. How to make full pattern of different women shoe designs

To learn how to make shoes pattern doesn’t have to be a complicated science as you may think.

Anyone can master it. You need only to put enough effort to it and follow the step by step instructions shown in each video lesson.  

Each shoe type has its own rules of pattern making, but many of them have common features on how to make a shoe.

So to know how to make shoes you need to know how to make patterns of the main classic shoe types.

This  is the pattern making  knowledge you will gain here,

See full shoemaking list of courses.

In each course on our shoe making platform you will learn:

* how to make basic pattern of each type of shoes

* how to make the pattern of shoe upper

* how to make pattern of shoe lining

* how to make pattern of shoe reinforcements

Besides the most common pattern making techniques that you will learn here,

you will learn also many unique pattern making techniques that will help you, to make your own shoes like a pro.

 

4. How to check pattern of each footwear style before you will make the actual  shoes

In each shoemaking course you will learn how to check your pattern before you will cut it from leather.

It is very important step of shoe making process, because you can avoid many mistakes,when you will make your shoes.

It is easy  to do technique and has many important advantages.

You can learn more about it at this post “Save your money on leather, make shoes working with paper patterns “


5.  How to cut leather pattern

In each shoe making course  you will learn how to cut your leather patterns professionally without any special shoe making equipment

6.  How to assemble leather shoe patterns and how to sew them

Every footwear has its own order of assembling and sewing.

So in each shoe making course you will learn step by step how to assemble each specific shoe type and how to sew it.

This knowledge of assembling order and sewing of most common shoe types will help you to make your perfect shoes:

You can change the design of your shoes, add decorative elements to the shoes that we will learn at all our courses, but the principle of order assembling and sewing will always be the same.

7.  How to make shoes insole before you last the shoe upper

To make your shoes you need to have insoles, because on insole you will last your shoes. That’s mean that without insole you can’t make any shoe.

At this shoemaking platform there is a full course about making of insole/midsole .

You will learn

*  how to make pattern for shoe insole,

*  how to construct it from special materials for insoles

*  how to make elegant insole with leather cover

 

Plus, there is the course about unisex sandal, where you will learn how to make leather insoles for sandals

 

8.  How to last shoes

Every shoe types has its own characteristics not only in pattern making, assembling and sewing order, but in lasting process as well.

Lasting is the process, where you place the sewn shoe upper on the last, pull the edges of upper and lining and attach it to the insole.

So in this shoe making platform  you will learn step by step, how to last different shoe types.

9. How to make shoes with unique heels using different shoe making approach and how to work with ready-made heels

Here you have great opportunity  to learn all about heels, because in each shoe making course you will learn different ways of heel making:

*how to make low heels in traditional way of shoe making by constructing  them right away  on the last

* how to make high heels from scratch

* how to adjust your readymade heel to your shoes

* how to make wedge heels in the most easiest and fastest  way like a master shoemaker

* how to make a leather cover for plastic heel

* how to color your heels

Beside all this shoe making knowledge that you will gain during each course, you have a unique possibility to learn alternative way of heel making.

There is special course on the site,  how to make heels in any shape.

It will give you  freedom in your design and enlarge your possibility to make your own shoes with  your personal style.

 

10. How to make shoe sole with different finishing techniques

Shoe sole can tell a lot about a shoemaker that made them. According to the look of the  shoe sole you can understand if these shoes have great quality or not.

Here on this shoe making platform you will learn how to make shoe sole like a pro and will learn different shoe finishing without any special shoe making tools:

* how to color shoe sole

* how to wax shoe sole

* how to create shoe sole with finishing like of a suede leather

* how to make shoe sole with colored or waxed border

* how to make shoe sole with personal signature finishing

 

11. How to make shoes sock lining with different designs

Preparing of the sock lining is the last step in shoe making, and it is not less important shoe part as all other parts.

To make shoes with complete, finished look the sock lining must have the same design features as all other shoe details. That’s why in each shoe making course you will learn how to make different designs of the sock lining.

We offer currently  19 shoe making courses with more than 350 video lessons and the numbers of courses are constantly growing. ​

All lessons are in video format with verbal explanation, where I teach every step of shoe making process.

This shoe making platform is suitable as for beginners in shoe making and for more experienced shoemakers as well. By the end of each course you will be able to make your own pair of shoes guaranteed.

 

In addition to shoe making courses there is a Footwear design course.

It is an online  workshop, where you will learn different techniques how  to design your own shoes. See full description here.

As you will be learning how to make shoes by yourself following the instructions from each video lesson, you may have questions, and I even advise you to ask more, it is for your benefit. So you can ask your shoe making questions or look for solutions in the “Help me make my shoes” page. This is wonderful source to see what other members are struggling with and to share yours.  

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