Make Court Shoes: 2 Must Know Improvements

Ballet shoes from fabric- make court shoes

Make Court Shoes: 2 Must Know Improvements  If you want to make court shoes like flat ballet shoes, pump shoes, loafers, moccasins etc.. You must know and use these 2 small improvements you need to do in your pattern, and that is exactly what I will teach you in this post.2 Important Lines To make […]

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  • January 13, 2019

Lasting Allowance in Shoemaking

Sveta Kletina drawing shoe making pattern for lasting allowance

Lasting Allowance in Shoemaking Lasting allowance in shoemaking is an extra material that you need to have in all your shoe patterns in order to attach the edge of the upper and lining to the insole during lasting. How does it work in shoemaking?After you will take off your masking tape pattern from the last […]

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  • January 10, 2019

5 Best Shoemaking Hacks of 2019 for Beginners

Best shoe making hacks

5 Best Shoemaking Hacks of 2019 for Beginners It became already a tradition for me to post each year my best shoemaking tips and hacks. In this new video, we say goodbye to 2018, hello 2019, I prepared for you 5 best shoemaking hacks for beginners. These 5 shoemaking hacks are very simple but so useful and […]

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  • January 3, 2019

What is the right shoe last type to start making your shoes?

Perfect Shoe Last To Learn Shoemaking

Perfect Shoe Last To Learn ShoemakingTo learn shoemaking craft there are many obstacles that you, as a beginner in shoemaking, need to overcome, but this is how you learn and practice shoe making. The first thing you need to learn shoe making is to have a shoe last. Now, one of the main questions that most of […]

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  • December 10, 2018

Shoemaking Techniques: Shoe last

holding two shoe last for very important shoemaking process of last customization

Shoemaking Techniques to Change The Shape of Your Shoe LastShoemaking is an amazing craft that can allow you to make your own shoes with any shape, any design!   You can make a comfortable and at the same time beautiful footwear that will set you apart from the crowd. Making shoes that you love will emphasize your […]

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  • December 5, 2018

Stacked Heel: How To Make Heels


How To Make Heels and Heel Height Calculation How to make heels? In Shoemaking you have different ways and techniques to create heels, working with different materials,  and different techniques of construction. In this shoe making post I want to focus on one of the most common and accessible natural materials – leather and how to […]

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  • December 3, 2018

Shoe Last Types [What is a shoe last?]


Shoe last is used only in shoe making and the focus here is on professionally made shoes [ not diy or slippers].
Shoe last is the first “tool” that we are using in making our shoes and we will be using it through the entire process of making shoes.

We apply our footwear design to the lasts
We make our pattern with the last
We last our uppers on the last
We make our sole and heels on the last

What is a shoe last?

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  • November 28, 2018