Here’s the shaper for the left foot showing the butt stitching at the heel. It’s not the most perfect but it certainly does the job. I’ve got some more stitching, trimming and skiving to do before I can start assembling the shoe. The other shaper hasn’t been butt stitched. I stitched one before shaping it over the last. The second I left unstitched. This will tell me which works best, stitching it wet or stitching it dry.