I had a ton of question, where to get this and this materials – and honestly I do not have time to answer all, so I might suggest you guys to join this community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/128266510546383/ We are almost 250 there, mostly practising craftsmen, so I believe they (we) pretty much discovered the US and several… Read More
Here we go – let’s turn that meanform to a pattern pieces. I believe the photos tell the whole story, just to remind you for the allowances you need to use: folding: 5 mm trimming: 3 mm overlap (upper): 6-12 (thinner needs less) reverse seam: 2-3 mm And the photos (and this time we can… Read More
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 250,000 times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 3 sold-out events for that many people to see it. Click here… Read More
Let’s talk about this a little bit. Why we have to see all the layers? Maybe it is a mold shoe heel, so they just want to fake leather layers – in this case it isn’t our business. But sometimes our handmade end up like this. What we can do against it?
Let’s start to make some more difficult patterns – a derby this time. What we have to know about a derby shoe? – Casual and not a dress shoe, so a real gentleman would’t wear it at evening. – relatively easy to find the lines – as this is the school-example for the pattern guidelines… Read More
OK, I won’t post a lot of pictures this time, but I believe this will not going to be that difficult. Usually I teach a flip-flop making for to make students understand about the cemented construction, and how to get the product from scratch to finish. Step 1. – pattern Flip-flop is most probably the… Read More
1945 WWII. A middle age bootmaker somewhere close to the front lines in a workshop. The workshop is tiny, but practical – a table for clicking, a small chair and a small table to work on the officer’s boots. The masters name Szabo Geza, he is a good and relatively famous bookmaker in his town… Read More