proj20.jpg (20487 bytes) Tie the shover to the last.
   
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I've sewn a linen cord around the edges. This was also done with edge strips.

 

   
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The heel stiffener is sewn in place.  Note that these individual stitches should not penetrate to the grain side of the shoe.

 

   
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A close up of the stitches.

 

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Footwear of the Middle Ages - Making a more accurate 15th Century style shoe (page 6). Copyright 2003 I. Marc Carlson. This page is given for the free exchange of information, provided the author's name is included in all future revisions, and no money change hands, other than as expressed in the Copyright Page.