Shoe Making

Shoe Making


We are running both a Knotted Shoe and One Piece shoe making courses in our studio in Bristol, UK.

Please choose the date and course from the drop down menu.

Both are weekend courses where you will learn to make a pair of shoes that you will be able to walk away in on Sunday evening.

These courses are limited to only 2 people per session.

  • Prior experience using a sewing machine is necessary

We are only able to make shoes to our standard size lasts from a size 3 - 13 (including half sizes up to size 8) if you would like to make a pair to suit a less usual fit then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we shall see what we can do.

Courses will run from 10am - 6pm both Saturday & Sunday.

Whats covered:

  • learning about leather

  • pattern cutting

  • clicking (cutting the leather)

  • closing - there is a small amount of machine work involved so prior experience using a sewing machine is necessary.

  • Lasting (stretching the leather to form the shoe)

  • Bonding

  • Soling (on the One Piece course we will be using the Vibram wedge sole that we use for the knotted shoe as to make a leather stack sole will take too long.)

  • Finishing

Whats included

  • A wide range of leathers to choose from

  • the choice of white, black or brown Virbam sole

  • coffee, tea, fruit & biscuits

If you have any question regarding the course please don’t hesitate to get in touch. See you soon.

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