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"The Base", 10-in-1 Video + PDF Tutorial about Pattern-Making

"The Base", 10-in-1 Video + PDF Tutorial about Pattern-Making

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THIS IS NOT A FINISHED PRODUCT, BUT A DO-IT-YOURSELF TUTORIAL IN DIGITAL FORMAT (VIDEO + PDF + PATTERNS), LEATHER AND TOOLS ARE TO PURCHASE SEPARATELY

This is a 10-in-1 Video Tutorial that is especially focused on pattern-making for moccasins.

For more videos about the different styles that are covered by this tutorial, please see our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/earthingmoccasins

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make "the Base" moccasins, which is a traditional side-seam low moccasin. From that base, I will demonstrate in detail how to make over 10 different variations of low moccasins and boots, including specifications for kids' shoes and adding a warm inner lining.

What's interesting about this design is that it is easy to make from a footprint and a few measurements. The different variations will be the opportunity for me to reveal all the know-how and techniques that could be useful for you to create your own patterns and variations.

In fact, this tutorial is particularly interesting for people that want to grow in skill and in creativity in the art of moccasin-making, as well as for anyone that has "special" kind of feet and needs a custom-made pattern to best suit their needs.

Even though it is an extensive course, it is completely accessible to beginners.

This extensive tutorial covers:
- Pattern-making directly from the feet. You will be enabled to make patterns for all sizes and shapes of feet.
- How to make variations for Low moccasins, Ankle Boots, Low Boots, and High Boots with or without tassels, buttons, and/or laces.
- How to make soles in leather or rubber
- How to line them up with a warm inner layer
- Specificities about making Baby and Kids' moccasins

The tutorial is divided into small video sections from 5 to 30 minutes long on average that you will be able to watch and replay as many times as you want and at your own rhythm.

After purchase, you will gain instant access to the video course via the Etsy download document.

Learn how to make custom-fitted leather moccasins by hand with Lougaya.

Over the course of 2 hours of video, Lougaya clearly and precisely explains how to make your own moccasins with very few simple hand tools.

The great difference with most other moccasins and patterns that you can find on the market is that ours are made to be adjusted exactly to the morphology of each person. Patterns will suit people from size 34 to 48 EU / 3 to 14 US.

We are convinced that even people without prior experience in leather work or sewing can complete this project quite easily.

When purchasing our tutorials, you will gain instant access to the videos that you will be able to watch and replay as many times as you like.

Along with the videos, you will receive the PDF tutorial as well as the printable patterns. (see files to download via Etsy)

The video tutorial helps to understand the right gesture, whereas the PDF tutorial highlights important details in large images and written explanations and helps you to keep track of each step in order. Even after your first pair, it is a useful document to remember how to make them without having to watch all the videos again.

With practice, a pair can be made in only 2 to 3 hours, but it would usually take about 1 day on the first trial.

Patterns should be printed in A4 or US letters. If you are not able to print the patterns at home, please send us a request.

The tutorials also cover the topics of choosing leather and tools, making soles, leather conditioner, and even some ideas to make use of leather off-cuts and other projects to apply the techniques that you will have learned.

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What are the "Heart" Moccasins?

They are soft-soled shoes or barefoot shoes. Made of 100% leather, they act and feel just like a second skin.

They will well protect your feet from sharp objects, dirt, etc.; while at the same time allowing you to feel the ground’s texture.

Likewise, they are suitable for where indoors and outdoors, although they will need to be re-soled once in a while to guarantee their durability.

This elegant design is made of one piece of leather. The stitch makes a heart shape when you put your feet together.

This design is NOT recommended for people that have a strong/steep instep (when the width at the ball of the foot is thinner than the width around the instep). If it is your case, we recommend the "Moon" or the "Leaf" designs that are more adjustable around the instep/arch without having to make modifications to the pattern. If you really want to make the Heart moccasins anyway, a section of explanations on how to adjust the pattern is included in the PDF tutorial.

 Get started with everything at hand by ordering a Starter Kit with 50% of discount on the tutorials and the patterns.

Due to the digital nature of this item, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT NO REFUND WILL BE POSSIBLE... THANK YOU.

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