One-on-one Shoe Making Course


If you are unable to join one of our scheduled shoe making courses, why not come along and make a pair of hand sewn shoes working alongside us, shoe making one-to-one in our workshop instead?

Email us at to book a time to suit your schedule, so that you can learn shoe making at your own pace, whether it’s two full weeks, one day a week or two days a month.

You will start with a comprehensive set of shoe making course notes and a pack of shoe making materials – you can bring your own lasts to work on or use a pair of ours; you can choose from a range of shoe styles for your uppers (which we will need to order in advance for you); and all the “rough stuff” leather you will need.

In the following days and weeks, we will 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. You will work with specialist hand shoe making tools – from the shoe making knife (you best friend or worst enemy depending on how sharp it is), sleeking bone and lasting pliers to sewing awls, irons and a French pattern hammer – and traditional shoe making materials – oak bark tanned leather, tar, thread wax and hemp thread.

The course fee for a tailored, 12-day shoe making course is £2600. After up to 96 hours of shoe making, you will proudly walk away with a pair of shoes that you have made yourself!

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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