Delivery and returns
- Dates: Email us to arrange a date for your experience – minimum 4 guests / maximum 6 guests
- Time: 10am – 6pm Saturday
- Book by: Please allow at least 8 weeks before your preferred date
Looking for a unique pair of shoes for your wedding or civil ceremony? Why not join us with a group of friends to design and and make your shoes? You could all choose the same colour and style or mix and match to suit your special day. We offer the choice of a Wholecut shoe or an Oxford or Derby shoe either plain or with a toecap and brogue punch pattern in black, dark brown or burgundy leather.
On this fun, one-day shoe making course you will learn one of the most important elements of shoe making, hand lasting. Hand lasting is the stage of pulling the leather shoe upper over the last (the forms that the shoes are made on) and securing it in place first with nails and then contact cement. It is one of the most important, because a hand lasted shoe has a beautiful shape, exactly following the contours of the last.
At the end of the day, 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 for your special day! If you would like to keep your shoes looking at their best we also offer shoetrees made especially to fit them.
Once we have arranged a date we will contact each of your guests for their UK shoe size, chosen shoe style, colour, and detailing. If you are based in London, then we recommend coming in to the workshop to try on our sample sizes to ensure the best fit, at least 8 weeks before the course date.
- All materials are provided
Chilled water, tea and coffee are available throughout the day and there is a one-hour break for lunch at 1pm. (There are a host of pubs and restaurants nearby to choose from including The Eagle, Westland Cafe, Itsu, Honest Burger and Bone Daddies).
We require a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 6 so there is plenty of one-to-one guidance and instruction.
Terms & conditions
See our full Terms & Conditions here.