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Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design:
A beginners guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking.
A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking. Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high heeled fashion shoe versus a sneaker or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.
Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design will show you how lasts are made, the shoe last design process, the hidden geometry of lasts, special features, functions, and size grading principles. You will see many different last designs and shapes for sneakers, trainers, high heels, boots, and more. We devote part two of this book to the craft of footwear pattern making, including a step-by-step guide to patternmaking for beginners. More than 200 color photos illustrate the patternmaking process. See and compare sample patterns for joggers, hi-top sneakers, high-heels, and many other shoes. Learn how to make a sneaker forme, patternmaking procedures, computer-aided design software for pattern making, and shoe pattern grading. Why is a shoe last shaped that way?
How can you make a shoe pattern with simple tools? You will find these answers inside!
200 pages, 12 Chapters, Over 500 color photos.