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Design and make your own shoes during our 3 day intensive shoe making course. This course is suitable for both mens and womens shoes and includes notes, tuition and all materials needed to make your shoes. In this workshop you will learn how to make a pair of shoes from start to finish, meaning that once you finish the course, you can gather a few supplies and get started from home. No heavy machinery or specialist equipment needed.

This course is a popular choice for those who are considering a career move into fashion / footwear but want to test the water before jumping in the deep end. Also a great choice for people who have difficulty finding the right shoes.

Here is what will be covered in this 3 day course: Day One:
Footwear Components
Pattern Making (This is one of the most important aspects of footwear design, especially when dealing with factories)
Construction of uppers
Day Two:
Construction of uppers cont..
Preparation of insoles and heels
Lasting Lining
Lasting Uppers
Day Three:
Lasting Uppers cont..
Sole patterns and sole attachment
Attaching heels
Insole socks and memory foam insoles
Finishing touches.

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What you need

Equipment: Just bring yourself! All supplies will be provided.

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Next class

Friday 19 April at 10:00 to 16:00

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance.

Wheelchair Accessible

This experience is wheelchair accessible. In order to be wheelchair accessible, all of the following criteria must be met.

Please note that the host is responible for ensuring that the criteria above has been met.

Did you know?

There is an Old Icelandic tale which claims the Yule Cat will eat you if you arent lucky enough to receive new clothes on Christmas Day.

Find your way there

115 Coventry Road, London, United Kingdom

Ratings & Reviews

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3 day Intensive Shoe Making Course

I took the 3 day course around September last year and I was very pleased I did. To be able to construct a pair of heels from start to finish with my own bare hands was a very satisfying experience. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in footwear as a career or anyone who simply loves shoes as its definitely worth the money.

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The Host

After studying traditional footwear in Australia, Amanda wanted to bring the shoemaking craft to the 'made at home' space. In 2010, she launched I CAN MAKE SHOES, a private shoe making school in London utilising techniques that requires no heavy machinery and has complete beginners making their own shoes from their kitchen tables in no time at all.

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