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Course: Shoe Making
・This student will make a pair of ladies boots using the Norwegian-style stitching. (Picture left)
・She is doing the outsole stitching of the Goodyear welt.
Sewing is done carefully because the stitches have a significant effect on the shoe finish. (Pictures center)
・These are McKay stitched shoes. Firstly, students sew a thin rubber sole to the shoe itself.
Then the outsole is glued onto it. McKay stitches are very time-consuming because the shoetree is removed before sewing. It is impossible for a man with a big hand to perform the McKay stitches as he needs to put his hand into the shoe for sewing. (Picture right)
・She is removing all the nails used for shoe lasting. (Picture left)
・She needs to check which direction the leather stretches before cutting. (Picture center)
・She is attaching thinly skived leather onto the heel of the pumps. (Picture right)(Picture bottom left)
・She is checking the finished image by provisionally putting the heel with the shoe. (Picture center)
・Once peeled off from the shoetree, the student attaches the design tape to the cardboard so that it does not wrinkle. (Picture right)
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