Make Your Own Leather Clogs in a Day Workshop



Join me on in my Bristol studio for a day of making and craft yourself your own pair of bespoke leather clog sandals. This is a fun yet challenging day of learning new skills. The class size is limited to a maximum of 4 people to ensure you get plenty of one to one attention! You will first cut out the leather uppers from a pattern before making stitching holes and buckle holes with specialist leather tools which are provided. You will then sew on the solid brass buckle before glueing the leather to the wooden soles. Finally, you will hammer in solid brass tacks to attach the leather to the soles. Build yourself a pair of new summer ready clogs! This workshop requires a degree of strength in the hands and may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility or strength in their hands (cutting/sewing leather and hammering in the tacks is hard work!). How to cut out leather from a pattern How to punch holes in leather How to use a variety of leatherwork tools How to hand stitch leather Specialist leather glueing How to fit the leather uppers to your foot How to adjust the fit of your sandals to fit your feet How to hammer the leather upper to the wooden sole You can choose from either a 5cm (sizes available = 35 to 42) or 8cm heel (sizes available = 36 to 41).

What's included in the price?

- A choice of clog sandal styles - crossover toe, peeptoe, woven mule, woven toe - A wide range of responsibly-sourced Italian coloured leather to choose from - Solid brass buckles and tacks - FSC registered lime wood Swedish-sourced wooden clog bases - either 5cm or 8cm heel - Tea, coffee and biscuits You will need to bring a packed lunch or else there are lots of fabulous cafe's nearby for lunch


Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Leather Needle Thread

with Craft Courses since 2016

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I set up Leather Needle Thread in 2016 teaching handbag making workshops in Bristol, UK. Having guided over 300 people to make their own DIY leather bags (and the odd espadrille and leather sneaker!) from scratch I learnt what they found challenging, what they enjoyed and how they developed a sense of pride in their abilities. I have been a leatherworker for over 10 years and studied bag design and construction at the London College of Fashion before going on to work in the industry as a leatherworker and sample maker. The bag making kits were dreamed up because I wanted to give people a way to easily make covetable leather bags from beautiful materials, minimal tools and pared-back techniques in their own home.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
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Leather Needle Thread Studio 2, 1 St Andrews Road, Bristol , Bristol, BS6 5EH