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Shoes and Craft

A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

Monthly Archives: February 2013


IMG_3622I blog since 2008 under the name of handmadeshoes.wordpress.com. From now my blog will operate under shoesandcraft.com. Don’t worry – I did not sell it, I will not sell any promotions on it, it is still mine, I write every single post on it.

So, the why I changed the name?

1. Short, more simple. This is the main reason.

2. It is still hosted by wordpress, same server, same speed, availability.. etc.

3. This gives a wider range of topics to write about.

Anyway – I hope you will like it.


When you make a simple sandal with THIN straps, you need to cover the edges and the toe. It is one of the easiest job of a shoemaker. You will need a strap and a toe cover.

First of all let’s make a pattern for the toe! put a line on the top – and copy to the other side! Now just turn it face down on a paper and trace it!

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This is something essential, you need to learn for a ‘simple’ pump. Simple things are the most difficult sometimes, but if you are aware of some easy rules, you don’t need to be afraid – this is a piece of cake. I remember when I was 15, working on my first pegged construction, my master worked on a heel like this. In those times we did not only study shoemaking, but ‘steal the craft’ as they said – learn as much as we could, watching the older ones, even if they did not explained. Luckily he was OK to share this with me, so beside enjoying the first pegged welt attachment, I had an eye on a heel. This is the way I was taught and I do. You might find it pretty handy.

This is what we are looking for. Do you realize the front perfectly matching? This is what we need there. If there is gap – do it again.

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