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Shoemaker

Makes and repairs boots or shoes.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Medical Grade Shoemaker
  • Shoe Repairer
Job prospects for Canvas and Leather Goods Makers in Victoria

Occupations in the Canvas and Leather Goods Makers group include Canvas Goods Fabricator, Leather Goods Maker, Sail Maker and Shoemaker.

Employment prospects
There are currently 600 Canvas and Leather Goods Makers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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