How do I make a pattern for a pair of shoes?

I am experimenting with a pattern for a boot, but I feel like I'm flying blind. If someone has done this please post an Instructable!

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Okasan42009 years ago
It really depends on how involved you want to get. The very best way to get a good pattern for a boot is to take one apart. Oddly enough, shoe patterns are pretty standardized, it is what you do with them, decoratively, and then on a shaped last that makes each one different.

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I bought this book years ago and there was a phone number, so I called when I got stuck. She was fabulous and helpful. This is for shoes, which might be a good place to start and then work up to the boots. You will have to cannibalize a well fitting pair of shoes!
alreed1 year ago

have a look at my upload:

hope it helps

weldinman#28 years ago
If you know what you want then that is all that you need
BranDunncan9 years ago
I. Marc Carlson has an online guide, "Footwear of the Middle Ages"

Information about producing patterns is located at:

Good luck with your project!
omnibot9 years ago
This might help. It tells a little about improvised shoeremaking.