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How to cut leather insoles for sandals using simple tools

sveta kletina the shoemaker and tools of shoemaking , shoe last, shoemaker hammer and puncher

How to cut leather insoles for sandals using Simple Tools I love sandals, especially with the leather insoles and with the toe strap in front and I am sure you too. Do you? If yes, you will love this post, if not, tune out right now, don’t read it, it’s not for you. In today’s shoe making […]

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  • February 14, 2019

Shoemaking Leather Upgrade That You Can Do

leather that was upgraded for shoe making

 Shoemaking Leather Upgrade That You Can Do Shoemaking leather must be from the top quality skins if you want to make beautiful shoes. This is how it suppose to be, but in reality, sometimes it’s hard to source good shoemaking leather. Sometimes it’s even impossible. What do you do then? Work with an ugly piece of […]

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  • February 7, 2019

Best shoemaker’s pincers for your craft

Shoemakers pincers

Best Shoemaker’s pincers for your craft Shoemaker’s pincers is a necessary tool if you want to make your shoes, real shoes and not some DIY project. You must have shoemaker’s pincers and your shoe lasts.  You need it in the process of lasting, where you must pull the edges of the sewn upper and lining of […]

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  • January 24, 2019

Simple Knife For Shoemaking Craft

Sharpening knife on the board as a part of Shoemaking craft training

Simple Knife For Shoemaking Craft In the shoemaking craft, there are many different types of knives that you can work with. But you don’t need to have all of them, especially when you just start learning shoemaking craft,  you need to use only few of them.  In this post, I am gonna talk with you about […]

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  • January 18, 2019

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
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