Shoemaking Evening Class


  • £495 per 10-week term – it usually takes three terms to complete a pair of shoes
  • DatesDates:
      • January – April 2020
      • April – July 2020
      • October – December 2020


  • TimeTime: 6pm – 9pm on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening
  • EmailEmail to arrange a start date

The only shoe making evening class in London where you can learn traditional, hand welted shoe making at your own pace, under the careful guidance of master shoemakers.

Our classes are for complete beginners and take place on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 6 – 9pm. They run in terms of 10-weeks, but you can start at any time if we have a place!

It usually takes three, 10-week terms to complete a pair of shoes as we guide you through the 200+ steps in the shoe making process – lasting, welting, stitching on a sole, building leather heels and then finishing the shoes, all by hand.

At the end, you will proudly walk away with a pair of shoes that you have made yourself!

Shoe sizing, styles, leather and details

For your first pair of shoes we recommend visiting us at Chocolate Studios to try on a shoe sample for size; then choose from three shoe styles – a Derby, Oxford or Wholecut; four leather colours – black, dark brown, burgundy or tan; and a selection of details – toecaps, brogue punch pattern, medallions, blind or metal eyelets and a heel counter or dog tag.

Once you have made one pair of shoes with us, you can go on to make any shoe or low boot style of your choosing on the same last; or bring along your own lasts and we will have the uppers made for you.


Everything that you need is provided.

Sign up

Spaces are available throughout the year as students finish making their shoes, so you can start at any time if we have a place.  Simply email us to let us know which evening you would prefer and when you would like to start and we will send you a booking form. Then we will arrange for you to pop into our workshop to choose your shoe size, style, colour and detailing so we’re all set for when you start.

Terms & conditions

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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