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Shoe Making Supplies and Tips

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Decide on the design. Before you begin,
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Construct your shoe upper. The next part of shoe making is a bit open ended. It all really depends on what design you had in mind for your shoe. You need to construct the upper portion of your shoe. You can either create a sandal, a boot, athletic shoes or a basic loafer. In general,
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Use canvas, leather or even fabric to cut two patterns using your masking tape pattern. Remember to flip the pattern over so that you will have both a left and a right foot pattern.