COVID-19 update:

Face-to-face classes are currently on hold, but the Supplies Shop is ‘business-as-usual’ and we are busy developing ONLINE shoe making and leathercraft courses.

We will continue to follow Government advice and hope to re-introduce face-to-face classes in due course, starting with 1-to-1 classes.

If you are interested in our online courses and/or joining a class, please email us and we will contact you as we go live.

Many thanks, Deborah & James  

Learning completely new skills is an exciting challenge

and working with your hands rewarding,

fuelling both heart and soul.

Making Makes An Impact

Since we started our shoe making courses in 2006, we have met hundreds of wonderful people from across the globe and soon realised that the courses we offer aren’t just about making a pair of shoes; making things by hand, learning new skills and challenging yourself can lead to all sorts of changes.


We’re very proud that over the years, our courses have given students new-found confidence; started new careers; fanned an enthusiasm for making; given an appreciation for craftsmanship; and even been the catalyst to go off to do something new.

Here are a few comments from our Shoe Making School alumni:

“…it was an eye opening experience for me. Definitely interesting to see how much work goes into a pair of handmade shoes and I’m going to treat shoes and shoemakers with newfound respect from now on”.

“I really enjoyed the course. It has been a great experience going through the different steps and to end up with a pair of shoes made entirely with my hands. It is really amazing!!”

“Wonderful would be the first comment that springs to mind. Certainly felt a little deflated when…I had to go back to my…normal life”

“Thank you both for your patience and positivity throughout. I enjoyed it immensely. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life and may have altered my life’s trajectory”

Try Making Yourself

So, why not give yourself a new challenge or to get together with a group of friends to try something new?

Follow the links below to find out more about the unique learning experiences we offer here at our lovely workshop in Shoreditch including:

  • Shoe Making Evening Classes
  • The 12-day Shoe Making Intensive ‘Boot Camp’ Course
  • 1-to-1 Shoe Making training, working at your own pace
  • Specialist classes in Norwegian welt, Storm welt, Fiddle waist, Bevelled waist, taking measurements and adjusting lasts
  • Leathercraft classes

Or get in touch to arrange a

  • Special Celebration for friends and family
  • Team Building experience for up to 8 people

2020 Courses