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

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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Okasan4200Best Answer (author)2009-01-29

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.

check out http://www.marywalesloomis.com/

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!

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weldinman#2 (author)2009-02-26

If you know what you want then that is all that you need

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BranDunncan (author)2009-01-28

I. Marc Carlson has an online guide, "Footwear of the Middle Ages"
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/SHOEHOME.HTM

Information about producing patterns is located at:
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/GINST.HTM

Good luck with your project!

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omnibot (author)2009-01-28

This might help. It tells a little about improvised shoeremaking.

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