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Shoe Pattern Cutting For Beginners Short Course

Course description

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

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

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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
  • A folder to carry your notes in
Meet the Tutor:

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.

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