Things you will learn from the directions and patterns in this book are:
How to make the simplest shoes – nomocs, lomocs and fomocs (words I have created – I don’t think google knows of them yet — I just checked google, my words surprisingly popped right up – but they’re not in any online dictionaries – yet!)
How to make center seam shoes – I recommend that you make this style first
How to make one-piece shoes
How to make cinch-top shoes
How to make lasts from Peltex and playdough – I have a roll of Tyvek, and it also works well as the outer layer of lasts..
How to make custom shoe and last patterns
How to make stitch-down shoes
I’m selling the book for $20.00 for a while, and invite people who use the book to let me know of grammatical errors, confusing directions or inaccurate patterns – anything that an editor would bring to my attention. I will express my appreciation by sending you a sandal-making book pdf or directions and patterns from the “First Footsteps” children’s shoemaking kit.
And, if you’re living in a developing country and dream of having a shoemaking career, working for a non-profit, or otherwise financially-challenged right now, I’ll send the pdf out at no cost. Just let me know by email.
I will be sending out pdf’s manually, attached to an email from “sendthisfile” – so it won’t be instantly downloadable, but I’ll get it out to you right away..
I hope you benefit in some way from the use of this book.