In the 12-week course students have learned the foundations of pattern making for cemented constructed shoes. During this 5-week course students are guided through other constructions.
Moccasins: in this course, students will learn the method to make the base of the tubular moccasin, the development of “boat” style and the “driver” style for man and woman. After making the patterns, students make prototypes using microfiber and then leather. Moccasins are extremely exciting because students can make their prototypes and we teach them how to hand stitch them. The final prototype made is a real shoe with a rubber sole and all reinforcements.
Strobel is a construction commonly used in the athletic industry which is becoming increasingly more popular in the casual segment (other than being used for outdoor and safety shoes). We teach how to make patterns of two different constructions: the strobel on the edge and the narrowed one. Students have their prototypes made in the shoe sample room of the school where our technicians can stitch with the strobel machine. Students use the microfibers for the first prototypes and then they use materials used in real production: not only leather for dress sneakers but also mesh, fused films and technical textiles.
In 2019 we have decided to add one week to this course and include 40 hours dedicated to 2D pattern making. We will teach the use of Shoemaster starting from the digitalization of the flattened shell to the creation of the technical patterns until the cutting on the cutting table available in our school sample room.
The reason for adding these 40 hours to this class is that all the factories today need pattern makers able to use 2D CAD. Students wishing to learn the 3D design and 3d technical CAD can take the 4-week course dedicated to that.
The final assessment will be based on the evaluation of the accuracy of the patterns developed during the entire course.
The Arsutoria diploma is issued to those who successfully complete this final exam.
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The 12 week shoe pattern making class is the fundamental of our training that we suggest to both designers and technicians. Most of the training hours are dedicated to learn upper pattern making techniques. During the last weeks of the course students design a shoe that they make in the sample shoe factory of the school together with Italian shoe mastersLearn more