Intermediate: 1-to-1 Fiddle Waist Shoe Making Course


This 14-day shoe making course is for shoemakers with some handsewn experience, as it teaches the specialist skills of making a fiddle waist (fiddleback or viola waist) on a shoe – a distinctive, elegant feature of bespoke shoemaking.

You will start with a comprehensive set of course notes, calf leather shoe uppers, lasts, tools and a pack of oak bark tanned leather ‘rough stuff’ from Bakers in Devon. Then we will guide you through the 200+ steps involved in handsewing a pair of shoes and creating a fiddle waist.

Please contact us to discuss dates, if you have any questions or would like to arrange to have uppers made for your own lasts for the course – email or call 07401 148763 and we’ll be happy to help.

The fee for a tailored, 14-day Fiddle Waist shoe making course is £3100.

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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