Make Your Own Shoes – 5-Day Hand Welting Workshop


  • Book byDates:
    • 9 – 13 March 2020
    • 22 – 26 June 2020
  • TimeTime: 10am – 6pm
  • Book byBook by: Four weeks before the course starts

Make your own shoes on this five-day shoe making course.

You will learn two of the most important elements of hand sewn shoe making, hand lasting and hand welting. Hand lasting is the stage of pulling the leather shoe upper over the last (the forms that the shoes are made on), where it is secured in place with nails. It is one of the most important because a hand lasted shoe has a beautiful shape, exactly following the contours of the last.

Hand welting is the next stage, where a strip of leather is stitched by hand around the edge of the shoe. This is the foundation for attaching the sole and heel.

At the end of the week your shoes will be sent off to our specialist cobbler to have a leather sole and heel attached before being carefully boxed up and delivered back to you ready to be worn!

If you’ve got any questions about the course or you would like to do the course at a different time please email us at and we’ll see what we can do to help.

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