I Can Make Shoes

I Can Make Shoes

Hackney

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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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Experiences by I Can Make Shoes

Hackney

£ 55

In this course the students will choose from a variety of colours and will learn how to make their own simple envelope leather clutch with a gold or silver sam-brown fastening. Students will also learn how to use a semi-industrial sewing machine.

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Hackney

£ 110

In this one day workshop you will learn how to make a pair of truly bespoke summer sandals and will walk out with your creations on your feet! Limited spaces available.

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Hackney

£ 625

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.

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Hackney

£ 350

Flat shoes are a year round wardrobe staple. In this two day beginners shoemaking course you will learn how to make a pair of flats from start to finish. Various styles, colours and embellishments available. This course is perfect for flat shoe enthusiasts and those who are only available on the weekend. It’s a very popular class to give as a gift or to bring along a friend to. The patterns are pre-done for this workshop, so if you are looking to design and create the patterns for your shoes also you may want to join our 3 day Intensive course instead.

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Hackney

£ 125

Our shoe design course has had a major refresh and is more amazing than ever. We’ve extended the time frame and now include more drawing techniques, tips for getting your proportions right and how to do a factory ready spec sheet. This is the perfect course for anyone thinking of starting a career or hobby in shoe design. During this one day shoe design course we will teach you how to design footwear from both a creative and technical point of view. This course is suitable for beginners and is super friendly to those who don’t feel like they are naturally “good at drawing”. Using our templates and simple techniques we will teach you how to become a skilled footwear designer and how to communicate your ideas visually on paper. This is a hands on course, each student will leave with their finished designs, a basic footwear pattern with measurements and notes, the full range of design templates and the factory spec sheet template. In addition to this we also provide each student with contact details for a shoe design agency for further career progression.

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Reviews

Loved the leather clutch making class - will be back to learn to make some leather sandals at some point for sure

Clare
Been on 2 EmptyChair workshop(s)

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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.

Danielle
Been on 3 EmptyChair workshop(s)

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I absolutely loved it and had so much fun. Everything was broken down into steps and it made the task of making shoes from home feel so much more achievable. Im now busy buying materials so I can do just that. Thank you for such a great weekend!

Rachael
Been on 2 EmptyChair workshop(s)

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I actually made a pair of wearable leather ballet pumps! Only with really good, patient help on this course. Really enjoyed it; thank you!

Georgina
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

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Just wanted to say thank you and say that your course is amazing! I enjoyed a lot and now with your help I can start my project making shoes very well! Super recommend spend a very nice week with Amanda making great shoes. I can make shoes company is a contact that I want to have for the life

Adriana
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

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Just wanted to say thanks so much for an amazing couple of days refining my skills! I cant wait to share you what I manage in the next few weeks or months.... Watch this space!

Layla
Been on 4 EmptyChair workshop(s)
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