Learn how to make your own unique leather sneakers in this exciting leather workshop with The Smug Soles Co. Choose your leather from a selection of colours, cut your pattern pieces, stitch your uppers together and attach your rubber soles to finish. There will be a minimum of 3 leather colours available in either vegetable tanned leather or chrome tanned industrial waste leather. Sustainability is a very important part of Smug Soles so I only use vegetable tanned leather, which is kinder to the environment or chrome tanned leather which is destined for landfill. Waste is kept to a minimum and offcuts are used for smaller products like keyrings and earrings. Personalise with a choice of different eyelets, laces and stitching and emboss your name or initials on the leather to give it that really personal touch. Choose on the day from super low rise, low rise or high top style. This is a beginner class and is available to everyone. There are some tricky stages to the process but if you’ve made sandals with me before, you’ll find this a breeze! Bookings close 1st October to allow time for soles to be delivered. Workshop Location - St Pauls’s Community Centre, Arcot St, Penarth CF64 1EU Please take a look at the sizing chart attached and send me your shoe size after checkout. Tea, coffee and snacks provided but please bring your own lunch. There are lots of lovely cafes and shops within walking distance.

What's included in the price?

Rubber sneaker soles Vegetable tanned leather Eyelets Laces Needle and thread Leather topped insoles Access to all the tools required for the process


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



The Smug Soles Co.

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The Smug Soles Co. was set up by Nia in 2017 to introduce makers to the joy of making simple sandals that fit your feet. The workshop experience is built on the idea of unique, sustainable and experimental making. Smug Soles believes sustainability should come as standard and not as an inconvenient add-on for companies and we do our best to offer the most sustainable options available, whilst still ensuring you have a great experience.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
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St. Pauls Community Centre, Arcot Street, PENARTH, South Glamorgan, CF64 1EU