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I used to offer this service  used to charge  £ 3 £30  used to un pick the stitching  all around the top then all down one side of the zip   Then take in the lining first   Then the  boot itself you have to take in from right from the bottom   So that there’s no lumps in the seam and the taper is not noticeable   Cut off the access on lining and upper then re stitch back up  the trick is in correct measuring  used to do a lot only ever had 1 case of to much taken in     Not many boots out there now worth spending £30 on 

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I was trained in a heel bar so this isnt something I was taught.  If i was proficient and skilled at doing a job like this, i would be wanting well paid.  Looking through the prices some American cobbles would charge for a job like this, you are talking well over $100.  Seems a lot of work for a skilled job for £30 - £50.   Cut 3 Yale superiors in 15 minutes for the same profit.   But anyway i'm going off in a different direction.  The guy in the video does make it look quite easy:

 

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yep looking at that video makes it look easy ,but notice the boot was now no longer shaped at the back  plus he took it all off one side which means either the front or back seem will be centre to the leg so should have taken equal amount from both sides of seem, now some choose to do it at the inside of the boot where the zip is this again will alter the seem alignment on the front or the back 

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On 9/9/2020 at 6:55 PM, abababa said:

I was trained in a heel bar so this isnt something I was taught.  If i was proficient and skilled at doing a job like this, i would be wanting well paid.  Looking through the prices some American cobbles would charge for a job like this, you are talking well over $100.  Seems a lot of work for a skilled job for £30 - £50.   Cut 3 Yale superiors in 15 minutes for the same profit.   But anyway i'm going off in a different direction.  The guy in the video does make it look quite easy:

 

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What a cowboy

 

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Again with me I use to do this kind of job but not worth the time and effort, in fact the reason i stopped was a customer saying it wasn't tight enough please do it again free of charge, I did it again customer said its to tight now do it again free of charge, what a mess it turned out to be, no one was happy so no more. life is to short for jobs like that  

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4 hours ago, Fast Fix Elgin said:

Again with me I use to do this kind of job but not worth the time and effort, in fact the reason i stopped was a customer saying it wasn't tight enough please do it again free of charge, I did it again customer said its to tight now do it again free of charge, what a mess it turned out to be, no one was happy so no more. life is to short for jobs like that  

That's where the problems start, customer is looking for a pair of gloves, no matter how long you spend explaining the problems for some customers it's never right, others think you are brilliant. If we only knew which customer was which it would be easy.

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