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Overview

Shoemakers make and repair boots or shoes.

Day-to-day

  • cuts and prepares canvas, leather to design specifications, patterns and drawings
  • joins parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive
  • restores and repairs leather articles
  • designs patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes
  • makes and grades patterns using manual and computerised methods
  • clicks synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine
  • alters and repairs footwear.

To become a Shoemaker

  • You can work as a Shoemaker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in footwear might be helpful.

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