Shoemaking Walkthrough #1 – Pattern Making
Shoemaking / Shoemaking Walkthrough

Shoemaking Walkthrough #1 – Pattern Making

One of the most difficult aspects of getting started with shoemaking is trying to find detailed (& comprehensible) information about pattern making. There are a couple of books available on the subject, for instance the relatively well known red book called “Pattern Cutting” by Tim Skyrme, but they’re typically pretty expensive and even if you do bite … Continue reading

Boat Shoes MKIII
Shoemaking

Boat Shoes MKIII

I’ve gotta say that I really enjoy this whole “learn as you go” type of approach. Even if it means that I make tons of mistakes and I’m left with loads of unwearable or unattractive shoes, it’s absolutely worth it to learn so much from experience. Don’t get me wrong, formal instruction would be great, … Continue reading

Horween Boat Shoe
Shoemaking

Horween Boat Shoe

Given the surprising success of my impulsive decision to try and make a boat shoe (despite having no idea what I was doing) I thought I’d try to make a more refined version and put some actual thought into it. This time I went with Horween CXL instead of suede scraps and I made a handful of improvements based … Continue reading