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hand lasting operator





Hand lasting operators shape and secure linings and uppers over the last by hand. They pull the forepart, the waist and the seat of the upper over the last using hand tools with the aim of obtaining the final shape of the footwear model. They start by pulling the front part edges of the upper over the last, and pressing the waist and the seat. They then flatten the wiped edges, cut excess box toe and lining and use stitching or cementing to fix the shape.

Alternative Labels

hand laster

hand lasting craftsman

hand lasting operator

hand lasting technician

manual lasting operator

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: