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Handsewn shoe making course

A finished pair of handsewn shoes

Duration: 12 days

Price: £1995

Book with: Deborah Carre
at Carreducker

50 Chocolate Studios, 7 Shepherdess Place
Greater London
N1 7LJ

Course Start Dates

Monday 4th May 2020
Monday 15th June 2020
Tuesday 14th July 2020

About the Course

Making a pair of handsewn shoes is one of the most rewarding experiences.

This is an intensive course that packs an exhilarating 96 hours of shoe making into 12 days and includes comprehensive course notes and a starter box of specialist tools to help you to keep making. (The course is also available one-to-one if the available dates don't suit or as an evening class if you live in or near London).

Working with hand tools, you will be guided through the 200+ steps in this centuries-old, heritage craft and, at the end, you will walk away with a pair of leather shoes that you have made yourself.

Handsewn leather shoes are a sustainable choice and one of the strongest constructions. They can be repaired time and time again and are made using oak bark tanned leather from Devon for all of the shoemaking components and Italian leather for the uppers.

We also sell all of the shoemaking tools, kits and materials that you need so that you can keep making shoes.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All of the materials you need to make a pair of shoes:
- a pack of oak bark leather
- a pair of shoe uppers
- a pair of shoe lasts to use during the course
- a starter kit of tools to keep
- a set of comprehensive course notes
- an apron to use during the course

We offer tea, coffee and chilled water throughout the day and are well-located for a wide source of shops and cafes for lunch

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends