Amending our FREE ballet pump pattern is easier than you'd think. 

In this video below, I run through exactly how you can alter the ballet pump pattern for a higher topline and more narrow throat section of the shoe. 

I used a pattern like this to create the silver ballet pumps and mesh ballet pumps shown below:

Mesh ballet pumps and silver ballet pumps


Here's what you'll need to make your own Ballet Pumps:

1. Our FREE ballet pump pattern
2. A pair of Flat Shoemaking Lasts
3. Counter Stiffeners
4. Toe Puff Stiffeners
5. Texon Board for the insoles
6. Foam Sheets for added comfort for the insoles
7. Pre-made soles or resin soling for the soles
8. A Sewing Machine - we use the Janome HD9
Or you can purchase our Ultimate Shoemaking Starter Kit which comes with a pair of lasts, a Shoemaking Tool Kit and a Component Kit.

You can find additional shoemaking supplies here and in our supply shop.

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I created a free 40-minute online course called 'Introduction to Shoemaking' to show how easy home shoemaking can be and to give you a little taste of what I Can Make Shoes is all about. SIGN UP HERE for instant access.

Learn to make shoes in this free introduction to shoemaking course

If you are wanting to dive a little deeper into the world of home shoemaking, my online Footwear Masterclass is one of the most popular shoemaking courses in the world!! 🌍 (Casual brag! lol)
The course covers how to make shoes from scratch including heels, flats, boots, sneakers, sandals, and more. The thing that really sets this course apart from others is that it's specifically designed for total beginners and requires very little in the way of tools & equipment, there's even a bonus module on how to start your own shoe brand. To make getting started even easier, the course comes with a FREE Shoemaking Starter Kit, delivered to your door, anywhere in the world! 🌍
We are a tight community and regularly limit our intake to ensure the best experience for our students - so if our enrolment is closed I would recommend you sign up for our FREE Introduction to Shoemaking course while you wait.
Happy Shoemaking, Amanda xx

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