Shoemaker

Shoemakers make and repair boots or shoes.
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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.