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Shoe Pattern Cutting For Beginners

Shoe Pattern Cutting For Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Havva Mustafa


Following on from the Shoe Design for Beginners course, this pattern cutting course is an essential introduction for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the footwear industry.

You will learn the process of pattern making starting from the basics of foot anatomy, sizing and how to measure the foot onto the lasts (shoe mould) and its components.

We will explore how to use the last to obtain the right measurements, how to cover the last and the initial steps required to create a pattern.

You will create patterns for a ladies court shoe, ladies open-backed and open-toed sandal, a slip on loafer and other variations.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Havva Mustafa was born into a family of third generation footwear artisans and designers, and growing up with the curious shapes of patterns, lasts and heels evoked an interest and passion for footwear from a very early age. Havva followed in her fathers footsteps and studied at the prestigious Cordwainers Footwear College in London. Developing strong technical skills and graduated with a degree in footwear design and construction, she spent several years in the footwear industry  gaining valuable experience in design, development and resourcing roles. She has now developed and launched her own brand HAVVA.


Please bring to the first session:

  • Scissors
  • A steel ruler
  • Dressmakers tape
  • Pencils
  • Rubber and sharpener
  • Masking tape
  • Spring Dividers (also known as Divider Callipers available from hardware store or drapers stores)
  • Scalpel or craft knife

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