Lasting Pressure

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Lasting Pressure
The lasting pressure is the amount of tension required to stretch the upper on the last form. To much lasting pressure can damage, rip or wrinkle the upper. Too little lasting pressure will result is a soft ill formed, baggy upper. It’s upper to the pattern master to get this right, it’s a skill as different materials will require different patterns and amounts of lasting pressure to look right.

Lasting pressure Some parts of the shoe pattern are stretched into shape by force. This force is called lasting pressure. The toe cap and vamp materials generally have the highest lasting pressure. Eyestays, collar lines, and the medial arch area require the least lasting pressure.

Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking.   Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high-heeled fashion shoe, a sneaker, or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.  Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design will show you how lasts are made, the shoe last design process, the hidden geometry, special features, functions, and size grading principles of lasts. You will see many different last designs and shapes for sneakers, trainers, high-heels, boots, and more. eBook Download Available.

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Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design
A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking. 

Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high-heeled fashion shoe, a sneaker, or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.
eBook Download Available.


Footwear construction and lasting As the pattern master works to create the pattern, he must consider the lasting technique or the construction process required for the shoe. Each shoe type will demand a different construction depending on the stiffness, price, performance, and style. The upper pattern will need to reflect these choices.

Learn More About Shoe Lasting
In the book How Shoes are Made,The most common styles of Footwear construction and lasting. Slip lasting, Force lasting, combination lasting and board lasting are all reviewed.
In Chapter Three, you will learn about Blake construction, Goodyear welts, stitch down, and Bologna constructions.

Your Shoemaking journey starts today!
How Shoes are Made ebook new available.


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