Learn Pattern Making for Shoes – The Derby


Tailored Tuition

Duration: 2 days or 3 x half days

Time: 10am – 4.15pm or 9.30am – 1pm

Book: Email us to arrange a date

Location: SW London


The Derby is a wardrobe essential and the basis for so many popular shoe and boot designs. This pattern making class is designed to give you the skills and techniques to create a simple Derby shoe pattern, so that you can transform your own Derby shoe designs into well-fitting patterns, picking up the tips and nuances of a professional pattern maker along the way.

Course description

Working on the last, you will make a full set of patterns (including linings) for a simple Derby shoe.


The course is taught by industry expert Fiona Campbell, MA who teaches the pattern maker’s techniques through demonstration, trial and guidance including:

Familiarisation with the last

Taping and designing onto the last

Making the inside and outside forme

Learning about edge treatments and seam allowances

Making a standard

Creating the pattern pieces from the standard


All the materials needed for the course are provided.


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