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A journey through making a lady's Huntingfield shoe.
(Processes and materials vary depending on requirements.)
1. Marking out using pattern templates.
2. Cut-out using scissors and knife with metal straight edge.
3. Skive (thinning) and fold edge trim.
4. GluEing trim to upper and strap.
5. Mark and cut out lining using patterns and pieces.
6. Stitch together upper lining and strap lining.
7. Stitch and hammer out back seams on upper and lining.
8. Glue lining into upper, ready to stitch topline.
9. Trim excess lining.
10. Strap and buckle stitched on. Hammer all stitched edges.
11. Prepare insole board to fit the last.
12. Attach insole board. Last (stretch) upper, check alignment.
13. Glue heel of lining.
14. Glue forefoot of lining.
15. Trim excess and hammer flat folds.
16. Cut and shape out heel stiffener. Toe puffs.
17. Warm and mould over toe puff and trim excess.
18. Warm and mould around heel stiffener. Trim excess.
19. Last with glue the upper heel area then toe.
20. Trim excess, grind flat and prepare for rand and shank.
21. Warm rand and glue around edge. Glue in shank.
22. Fill forefoot of sole with corking.
23. Cut out soling using shoe as template.
24. Warm, glue and hammer on soling.
26. Cut out and prepare heel ready to glue on.
27. Grind off excess soling and tidy.
28. 'Break' the last and remove the shoe.
29. Punch holes and glue lining to insole material, fit to shoe.
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