Women's pattern making

Led by industry experts, you'll learn the fundamentals of shoe design and pattern making for women's shoes. You'll gain insights on the different types of women's shoes, from dress shoes to casual ankle boots, and learn how to create patterns that are both stylish and functional.
Led by Paolo Marenghi

Technical director and senior teacher at Arsutoria School

For everyone

Start from the basics and explore advanced topics


60 hours of video practical excercises

1-to-1 tutoring

Online reviews with our teachers

All the tools you need

Arsutoria lasts and tools delivered to you


€ 4500

What's included?

  • discover the secrets of women's shoes
  • more than 50 different topics
  • over 60 hours of video
  • hours of practical excercises
  • Five 1-to-1 tutoring sessions with our teachers to assess your progress
  • Arsutoria lasts, tools and instruments delivered to your home to follow the course
Upon enrolling, you will be contacted by the School to arrange your Review calendar and the shipping of the training material. 

How shoes are made

Deep dive into the intricacies, secrets and characteristics of women's shoes: from components to construction

Footwear families

An introduction on the most common models of women's shoes: pumps and straps, sandals, ankle boots and knee boots.

The theory of pattern making

Shoe pattern making requires a precise set of rules and procedures. Paolo will guide you in your journey to discover these rules and tips.

Draw on last

Let's start getting our hands dirty by learning the first steps of the Arsutoria Method: wrap a last in paper tape and start drawing the style lines

Pumps and straps styles pattern making

Sandal styles pattern making

Ankle boots and knee boots pattern making

An overview of the styles you'll be learning

Pumps and straps

Pump style 01
Pump style 02
Mary Jane
Whole-cut pump


Sandal style 01
Sandal style 02
Asymmetric sandal

Low boots and knee boots

Oxford ankle boot
Zipped boot
Pull-up boot

All the tools you need

Upon enrollment, we will contact you to organize the shipping of the materials you need to follow the course:

Designed and built for everyone

Whether you're a shoe enthusiast, a fashion designer, or an entrepreneur in the footwear industry, this course is for you.
Taking online classes has been a major benefit to me. The instructors are supportive and responsible in returning emails.

Helen Red

I would like to thank my instructors for their continuous support. The courses were challenging and well laid out.

Josh Stobbard

Frequently asked questions

How long does this course take?

Unlike most of the online courses you're used to, this is more of a "Attend our courses remotely" kind of course.
Upon enrolling, you will have access to the videos starting from a set date, and then you have up to 15 weeks to finish the course. You will have scheduled reviews and 1-on-1 tutoring with our teachers based on your pace.

Can I learn at my own pace?

For sure, if you feel like it, you can finish the course as soon as you can. You will mantain access to the videos for a whole year anyway, beginning from the start date of your session.

What materials do I need to follow this course?

We will provide you with a "starter" kit that includes all the tools you need to follow the course.
Meet the instructor

Paolo Marenghi

Paolo is an Arsutoria Alumnus from 1987. He had started as a pattern maker in his family company. The famous master Adriano Lunati asked him to join Arsutoria in 1993 as his successor. Since then he trained more than 3000 people including employees of brands such as Nike, Tod’s, LVMH, Timberland...
Patrick Jones - Course author

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