8 common mistakes that beginners do


How to make shoes on your own and resolve problems?I have a great post for you today and as always it’s all about solving shoemaking problems. Talking about solving problems I want to start this post with an exciting announcement, something that I am working on it right now and it will be soon launched on […]

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  • September 4, 2014

Strategy to expand your shoe making possibilities


When you want to make sandals you need to have the last of the sandal. Then to develop patterns of the insole, midsole, and outsole you make an exact copy of the bottom of your last. This is how it’s done in every factory production, and this is how you will work as well. So […]

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  • August 28, 2014

What you need to start your shoe making education


What tools do you need to get started shoe making courses online? Many of you, dear readers, asked me what tools and materials you need to get started learning in my shoe making courses online.”Better to see once than hear a hundred times”, so I made for you a short video to show you all tools […]

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  • August 15, 2014

How to make the shoes that you want to make?


In shoemaking as in every other craft, you learn from the bottom. You start from the basic and you move on to gain more experience, more knowledge to get you to make the shoes that you want to make.   But how can you actually use shoemaking skills to create your shoes?From my experience basic knowledge in […]

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  • August 8, 2014

How to use pattern making as your creative source in shoemaking

How to use pattern making as your creative source in shoemaking

This week we continue to talk about making a collection or your creative approach to making your own shoes. As the design is a most common way to approach a collection, in this post we will talk about making your collection through the pattern.    Pattern making isn’t mechanical work or at least it doesn’t […]

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  • August 1, 2014

Effective approach to design successful footwear collection


Creating footwear collection is not an easy task as collection must have one common theme to unify it. To make this process easier designers use one or more elements that are repeated in every model in this collection.    It makes not only designer work easier but actually and more important it works better for […]

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  • July 25, 2014

11 Criteria For Choosing Best School to Learn Footwear Design


Do you want to become a footwear designer? Where should you learn this profession? The options are limitless, there is a hand full of short courses, long courses, universities that offer footwear design degrees, workshops etc. Since I started blogging I’ve been asked many times to guide where is the best place to learn footwear design, […]

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  • July 17, 2014