Course Title: Prepare, cut and sew custom-made shoe components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU7235C

Course Title: Prepare, cut and sew custom-made shoe components

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Robyn Lyons

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson
Ph: 99259252

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to measure, cut and sew custom-made shoe components.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP4003B Prepare, cut and sew custom-made shoe components


1. Confirm custom made footwear requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Client requirements and design specifications are reviewed and confirmed
1.2 Materials required for production are determined, availability is confirmed and special or 'one-off' materials ordered from appropriate suppliers
1.3 Pattern is reviewed to ensure compliance with design requirements
1.4 Design features are clarified with pattern maker, if required and technical aspects of production are identified


2. Prepare shoe last

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Measurements are reviewed to confirm that all required information has been provided
2.2 Appropriate techniques needed to produce or modify the shoe last are selected according to design
2.3 An appropriate existing or commercial last is selected which closely matches the required foot shape and size
2.4 An original last is constructed from selected materials to produce a last with the desired shape and dimensions
2.5 Inside buildups (additions) are made, formed to the last and shaped to comply with design specifications
2.6 Buildup components are trial fitted to review fit and function, modified if required and attached
2.7 The last and any buildup components are checked, and adjustments and refinements made if necessary in line with design requirements and established production standards
2.8 Shoe last is checked to for construction faults and compliance with design specifications


3. Prepare and make components

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to OHS practices
3.2 Component materials are obtained and laid up correctly for single or multiple cutting
3.3 Pieces are cut according to pattern specifications
3.4 Cut pieces are correctly sized, marked, counted and stamped according to work ticket and to workplace specifications
3.5 Components are prepared using appropriate method and equipment and according to workplace requirements


4. Cut or click leather

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Workstation tools and equipment are set up and prepared
4.2 Leather is correctly assessed, sized, marked and laid up for cutting
4.3 Clicking knives are used to gain optimal material utilisation
4.4 Parts are cut manually or by machine to enterprise quality standards in relation to material flaws and individual pairs selected
4.5 Pairs are clicked and cut manually or by machine to achieve best yield according to appropriate allowance
4.6 Work is checked against pattern and design requirements


5. Prepare and make the upper

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Upper components are checked and laid out correctly
5.2 Machine is set up and adjusted and threads and needles selected
5.3 Stitch length is set and tested, tension is set and machine is tested against specifications
5.4 Upper is processed manually or by machine in accordance
5.5 Seams are machined and threads trimmed to achieve specifies results
5.6 Upper is checked against pattern and design requirements


6. Conduct final quality check for operations

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Final product is checked to ensure workplace quality requirements are met
6.2 Production faults are dealt with in accordance with workplace procedures
6.3 Uppers and component parts are bundled, stacked, stored or despatched in accordance with workplace procedures
6.4 Process and faults are documented

Learning Outcomes

In this unit students will develop knowledge and skills associated with planning and organising for safe and effective use of custom footwear construction technology and operations. This unit also requires an ability to check the quality of outcomes and identify and address problems relating to own work. Initiative and enterprise and problem solving will be used to combine a range of materials and processes to achieve desired design outcomes.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFP4002B Custom made Footwear Patterns, LMTFP4004B Assemble custom made Shoe, LMTFP4005B Fit Custom made footwear LMTFP2010B Repair Footwear Product, LMTGN2004B Work in a Team Environment and LMTGN3002B Organise and Plan own Work to form a cluster or learning program in the total development of a pair of custom-made shoes for a client (in this case client must be another class member to ensure that the correct shoe last is available and client is available for fittings as required throughout the program).In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks.

• You will be required to undertake research outside of regular class times.
You will integrate skills across the design process & manufacturing process of custom-made shoes. With a focus on the use and experimentation of design & development processes which will result in the production of a pair of custom-made shoes which meets the clients expectations and original brief.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 to 15

Student to:-

• Produce one pair of shoes for a client (client is another class member so they will be on hand for fittings and have appropriate lasts etc).

• Negotiate design and production requirements with client including materials to be used. Finalise design and make requirements.

• Produce and check patterns for shoes.

• Produce prototype of shoes.

• Fit shoes to client requirement.

• Amend and adjust as required.

Week 16
• Present finished shoes to client for approval and handover.

• Student feedback and presentation of finished shoes at School of fashion & Textiles End of Year Exhibition.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Bespoke Shoemaking: a comprehensive guide to hand made footwear – Skyrme, Tim

Other Resources

• Assorted Hand Tools
• Footwear components

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary. Assessment will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting may be required as well.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 – Develop Design & material component requirements for Custom Made Shoes.

Assessment 2 – Make Patterns for Custom Made Shoes.

Assessment 3 – Produce Pair of Custom Made Shoes

Assessment Matrix

 Develop Design & material component requirements for Custom Made Shoes.
Make Patterns for Custom Made Shoes.Produce Pair of Custom Made Shoes
1. Confirm custom made footwear requirements                        X             X 


2. Prepare shoe last


3. Prepare and make components
              X            X
4. Cut or click leather              X
5. Prepare and make the upper
6. Conduct final quality check for operations

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