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by creuzy
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bottoming techniques
Replies: 524
Views: 27237

Re: Bottoming techniques

DW, is the next part of the channel stitching series still in the pipeline? I'm not trying to rush you along, just expressing interest in seeing the series continue as I'm contemplating using this technique on the next pair of shoes for my son (who is rough on cemented soles, but young enough I'd li...
by creuzy
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30292

Re: Great Leather!

For those that aren't aware of it, Lisa Sorrell sells Baker leather on her findings & notions site (http://www.customboots.net/customboots. ... _home.html).

And Matt at Maverick Leather has shark listed on his site.
by creuzy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22563

Re: Lasts

Would anyone with children's lasts be willing to lend some to me? I've got a little boy that I would like to keep making shoes for, but I'm not willing to fork out the money to keep buying lasts as his feet grow. The first couple pairs have been made on homemade lasts based on Koleff's book, but it ...
by creuzy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41123

Re: Pattern making

David, thanks for the reply. I had thought of maybe even making the lining out of some wool fabric, so I might not need the interfacing. Would the interfacing really add that much insulation? I've got some around for clothing making... And yes, growing feet mean larger lasts, etc. I've got all that ...
by creuzy
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41123

Children's shoes

Does anyone here regularly make shoes for children? Do you have any tips to pass along? I have Koleff's pattern book (and his last-making book which I used to make the last), but I am unclear whether there are specific alterations I should make to the patterns to make them appropriate for kid feet. ...