• Introduction    
  • Tools and Supplies    
  • Sewing Notes    
  • Safety Notes    
  • Material Selection    
  • Getting the Pattern    
  • From Duct Tape 
    to Cardboard
  • Pattern Adjustments   
  • Cutting out the Pieces   
  • Preparing the Sole   
  • Starting Construction   
  • Assembling The Back   
  • Applying The Lacing Blocks   
  • Making Buttons   
  • Attaching the back to 
    the front
  • Cementing the Upper 
    to the Sole
  • Sewing the Upper 
    to the Sole
  • Attaching the Rubber Sole   
  • Sewing on the Buttons   
  • Lacing Up   
  • Glossary 
  • Design Home   
  • Footwear Glossary

    Foxing A strip of leather 1 to 1-1/2" wide, applied for decoration or to cover a seam.
    Heel Block A leather half-circle attached to the heel of the boot that provides reinforcement and keeps the heel from rolling under the foot.
    Lacing Block In its simplest form, a piece of leather about 3/4 to 1" wide by 3-4 inches long, folded in half and stitched to the boot, through which the laces are passed
    Welt A piece of leather placed between two pieces of leather in a seam. It protects the stitching from abrasion.
    Button Block A strip of leather similar to a foxing, to reinforce where the buttons are attached.
    Skivving To cut a bit of leather thickness-wise, to taper the edge almost to nothing.


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