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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

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

How to Make Shoes: The Definitive Guide


How toMake ShoesThe Definitive Guide How to make shoes? If you plan to learn a craft of shoe making and to make your shoes, you must be wondering how shoes are made? Is it difficult to make shoes? Is shoe making for me?I know that because many years ago I use to ask myself the […]

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  • November 27, 2018

What Shoemakers do, to achieve This perfect back seam


What Shoemakers do, to achieve This  perfect back seam If you made your shoes and the back seam of your shoes is too noticeable, if it extends, and it happens to you too often . You should know that you did something wrong during sewing of the upper.So let’s find out what did you do wrong?You […]

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  • November 16, 2018

Different Types of Shoe Last Opening| Part 2

Different types of shoe last

Different types of shoe last openingIn the previous post I talked with you about components of shoe lasts and their function.  Among the components that I listed was a link hinge. Now in this post we will talk about this link hinge or about different types of shoe last opening. I also will answer on […]

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  • February 23, 2017

9 Best Value Shoe Making Tips for 2016

9 Best Shoe Making Tips for 2016'

The year 2016 is almost over and it is the best time to prepare our self for the new year 2017. To prepare myself for the upcoming year I like to think and evaluate all the new things that I have learned ( professionally and in personal life) and all the new skills that I’ve […]

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  • December 15, 2016
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