Make Your Own Shoes: 12-Day Handsewn Shoe Making Course


Immerse yourself in shoemaking tradition, as you learn to make your own shoes working alongside us in our workshop. We’ll guide you, through trial and demonstration, as you develop the skills and techniques of one of the most challenging and rewarding crafts to learn, handsewn shoe making.


Try on a pair of sample shoes to confirm your size

Choose from a Derby, Oxford or Wholecut shoe or a Derby boot

Plain Derby shoes
Derby shoes with straight toecap

Wholecut shoes

Oxford shoes
Brogued Oxford shoes with toecap


Derby boots with toecap


Choose from a variety of leather colours
















Choose your shoe details

Heel counter
Heel counter
heel tab
Heel tab
Detail - eyelets
Black or antique brass metal eyelets
Detail - blind eyelets
Blind eyelets


The course is designed for complete beginners and includes:

All the materials that you need, including a pack of Bakers of Colyton oak bark leather

A comprehensive set of shoe making notes

And a starter pack of tools

You can also choose to have a pair of personalised, wooden shoe trees made to fit your shoes.

Maple wood shoe trees
Shoe trees


During some 96 hours of training time we will guide you through the 200+ steps in the traditional English handsewn shoe making process.

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


All materials included; shoe trees available to order.


From £2395 / From £2465 with shoe trees


Book now, choosing your style, colour, size and details and then email us to arrange a time to come in to try on a sample pair of shoes to confirm your size and to discuss a schedule that suits you.

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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