Clean shoemaking: Fix the folds on your heel

 In today’s post, I will discuss another annoying problem that makes your shoemaking experience less pleasant and much more difficult than it should be, and I will give you the solution to this shoemaking problem. Before I will go on to the problem and solution, few words of wisdom! 100% you will be able to […]

Continue reading
  • June 2, 2014

How to fix loose sides of your shoes upper

How-to-fix-loose-sides-of-your-upper

 Shoe making solutionHere is another blog post as promised, that will deal with a problem that you stumbled upon in your shoe making work. Today we will deal with one of the most asked questions, How to fix the loose and floppy sides of your upper. I answered this question privately for a few times […]

Continue reading
  • May 20, 2014

Solutions: Lasting allowance and design modification

Lasting-allowance-and-design-modification

In last week post I shared  with you one creative solution that I had done, due to the absence of a good and quality leather, back in a days when I just got started. You can read all about it here ” Creating solutions when you lack of good materials” . Also I asked you […]

Continue reading
  • May 15, 2014

Creating solutions when you lack of good materials

Creating solutions when you lack of good materials

What are you struggling with right now? What makes your process of making shoes difficult? I know there are things that I myself struggle with and I know you do too. This week I sent an email to members of my footwear design course asking for a feedback, and I received many replies, questions, ideas […]

Continue reading
  • May 10, 2014

Freehand pattern design test

Freehand pattern test

We started  working  with Freehand pattern technique in  this lesson, and I couldn’t be more happier . Well, it is technique that I developed myself and for many years now it was my safe net in everything that I create, from the idea to the final product. I made a small demonstration, putting myself to the […]

Continue reading
  • April 26, 2014

How to make shoes for kids

How to make Kids shoes

For a long time I was planning to create a new section on the website that will be targeting a little bit different audience , the parents.  As a parent myself I am familiar with a need to create something for your kids, something that you made with your hands, and maybe someone will not […]

Continue reading
  • April 16, 2014

Toe puff and counters- working with fabric

Toe puff and counters- working with fabric

Two important issues we have to consider when lasting a shoes from fabric and in this blog post I want to concentrate  on stiffeners. In this lesson “Fashionable ballet flat shoes from fabric course : Lasting – 005” for a stiffeners I use a non chemical woven material, but as a second choice you of […]

Continue reading
  • April 8, 2014