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Becoming a Shoemaker
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Becoming a Shoemaker

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Makes and repairs boots or shoes.
Training time 1 year
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 600

What does a Shoemaker do?

  • cutting and preparing canvas, leather and sailcloth to design specifications, patterns and drawings
  • sewing, gluing and riveting sections of canvas together to make articles such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins and horse rugs
  • attaching grommets, fastenings and other fittings to canvas goods
  • joining parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive
  • restoring and repairing leather articles
  • fabricating sails
  • designing patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes
  • making and grading patterns using manual and computerised methods
  • clicking synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine


  • Medical Grade Shoemaker
  • Shoe Repairer

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