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Showing posts with label Sveta Kletina. Show all posts

Jan 1, 2014

6 Best Value Shoe Pattern Making Tips for 2014 that I Use Every day

Happy New Year Everybody! As I waked up early today after new year's celebrations I wanted to launch this year with very optimistic, happy start blog post to benefit all of my readers, In this post I will give away 6 best value Pattern Making Tips that I use in every shoe model that I do, and it helps me to avoid mistakes and saves my time like nothing else. But before we get to that, I want to take a minute to thank you all for the past year.

A lot happened in 2013 with this blog and this community, we definitely got bigger which is amazing in my opinion and what is more amazing and what I am personally thankful for is the support I get from you. I launched Shoemaking courses online 3 month ago, with no expectations what so ever and to see so many people joining the courses was just amazing, thank you all and I promise to keep the content in the highest level and help your growth and creativity.

Oct 16, 2012

Cristian Loubutin Symmetrical Line folds

I am still working on a new 2013 collection,  having fun working with leather. I like its structure, its plasticity and even the smell. I especially like the moment when, fresh made shoes, are ready to go to their future owner, loudly tapping on my desk. I have one of them drying on my desk right now.      In the process

Jun 6, 2012

How to make a sandal

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How to make a sandal

I have not written posts and totally abandoned my blog. Perhaps those who read it before, had lost all interest in him. Anyway, I decided to continue my blog and my first post after a long inexcusable break, I dedicate to my video tutorial, where I show how you can make a sandal without special equipment, without shoe last, all by yourself. It was my dream for long time to develop this simple technique, that will allow anyone to make a sandal for themselves without living the house. I want to show you how to do this with so-called "biblical" sandal as the example, and you already can vary based on it. In this post (after you watched the video- both parts),I want to draw attention on a few important moments.

 Here is the list of things you need  to get it done.

- A4 paper
- duplex cardboard
- pencil
- eraser
-colored markers
-Stanley knife
-masking paper -punch -leather glue
- punch
-buckle 2 cm wide
-abrasive paper
-scotch tape
-leather for the upper& leather for insoles and soles -pin
-spoon (yes, a spoon)

Notes to the first part

1. The front of the sandal can be done in any shape: oval, square, pointed, asymmetric, etc. 2. You can use your old sandal to shape the insole . 3. Width of the straps should be the same as the width of the buckle. In my case it is 2 cm. 4. When attaching the straps, the inside (of your foot) strap should be put closer to the base of the thumb and the outer strap to your pinky. 5. Be sure to mark the inner side of each strap.

Notes to the second part

1. Marks on the inside and outside of the insole shall follow the same line, except for the front marks. 2. Add 1.5 cm to each strap (This will be the part which should be glued to the insole). Be sure to cut the mark out in order to identify their position. And then mark it on the leather. 3. The holes for the buckle should be with an interval of 7 mm-1cm. 4. To get a better and straight cut of the leather straps, tape the cardboard straps to the leather using the scotch tape. 5. You don't have to drill the insole for the straps, but it will be easier to glue the insole to the sole in the end. 6.When you put the second layer of glue on the insole and the sole, it should be left to dry for 24 hours. 7. The heel can be in any shape: oval, round, asymmetrical, square (like in my video). For those who size 37, the length should not be above 8.5 cm. 8. Important: It's better to glue the heel to the sole before gluing sole to the insole. 9. You can attach a rubber heel-piece, to prevent the heel grinding. 12. When polishing shoes and insole edges, wet it with water and grind in one direction to obtain a smooth surface. That's it for this post, feel free to write and comment if you got any question. If you got your sandal done, send me the picture, I would love to post it on my blog.
 I'll be back next week with new stuff, stay tuned. 
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