Full Spectrum Lasted Shoemaking Series

Series Description:   Shoemaking is an exacting art form.  We want you to get the best instruction for your design that we can give.  That’s why you’ll be working on only one shoe.  Once you accomplish this series and have a chance to practice your skills, we’ll give you an opportunity to make a full pair from scratch.

#1    (2 sessions, 3 hrs each):

  • Measure feet
  • How to select a last
  • Draw a design (with templates)
  • Tape the last
  • Draw the design on the last
  • Truing up the pattern
  • Cutting out the Buckram
  • Sewing a Buckram prototype
  • Making Corrections to the pattern

#2   ( 2 sessions 3 hrs each)

  • Selection of materials
  • Cut linings, stiffeners, toebox, facings, heel counters
  • Extras and details
  • Sewing practice
  • Assembling lining and sewing
  • Assembling uppers and sewing
  • Attaching insole/midsole
  • First lasting
  • Inserting stiffeners and counters
  • Final lasting

#3  ( 2 sessions 3 hrs each)

  • Prep soles and heels
  • Prepare and insert filler
  • Welting : Wheeled, stitched or plain welt
  • Cement welt onto shoe with heel attached
  • Sanding sole
  • Remove last
  • create inner sock lining
  • Finishing
  • 1st of 6 sessions
    Monday, July 15th, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 2nd of 6 sessions
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 3rd of 6 sessions
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 4th of 6 sessions
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 5th of 6 sessions
    Monday, July 29th, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 6th of 6 sessions
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 773-242-7436

Address:
3717 N Ravenswood Ave #113, Chicago, illinois, 60613, United States