Intensive 12-day handsewn shoemaking

Intensive 12-day handsewn shoemaking course New York

Learning completely new skills is an exciting challenge. When those skills are taught by working master craftsmen, it becomes a truly unique experience.

On these 12-day, intensive shoe making courses, you start with a pair of lasts to use in your chosen size (the forms the shoes are made on); a pair of leather uppers (in a choice of 2 colours) and the “rough stuff” leather pieces that you need to construct your shoes. You are then guided through the 200+ stages involved in making a hand welted pair of shoes.

The courses are physically and mentally demanding with some 96 hours of class time. The course fee includes a set of essential tools for you to keep (worth £110). At the end of the course, you walk away with a pair of shoes that you have made yourself and a set of comprehensive course notes so that you can keep on making!

We also help to get you started on your next pair with advice, tools and materials (with a 20% student discount).

Places on all courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so please download, complete and return your booking form as soon as possible. To see a shoemaking course in action, visit our blog. Please contact Carréducker on +44(0)20 7813 0093 or at if you have any questions, to check availability or to pay a deposit. Remaining payments are collected two months prior to the course start date.