Make Your Own Shoes Courses

Shoe Making

Carreducker runs a variety of shoe making classes, courses and workshops throughout the year including:

Evening Classes

Fee: £495 per term / London Design Festival fee: £450 if booked between 20 – 22 September

It usually takes around three x 10 week terms to complete a pair of handsewn shoes starting with the pack of leather, uppers and lasts. Make an appointment to visit the workshop to check your shoe size; then choose your shoe style and colour of leather; and then choose an evening – Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday; class is from 6 – 9pm.

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One Day Hand Lasting

Fee: £375 / London Design Festival fee: £338 if booked between 20 – 22 September

Learn one of the most important skills in handsewn shoemaking, hand lasting – stretching the leather over the last to create the shoe shape. Your shoes are then sent off for the sole and heel to be attached.

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Five Day Hand Lasting and Welting

Fee: £1199 / London Design Festival fee: £960 if booked between 20 – 22 September

Learn two of the most important skills in handsewn shoemaking, hand lasting and hand welting – stretching the leather over the last to create the shoe shape and then stitching the welt (a strip of leather) to the shoe. This is the process that Goodyear welting is derived from. Your shoes are then sent off for the sole and heel to be attached.

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12-Day Shoe Making

Fee: £2150 / London Design Festival fee: £1935 if booked between 20 – 22 September

This intensive, exhilarating shoe making course takes you through the handsewn shoe making process from beginning to end. Starting with a pair of lasts and shoe uppers, a leather pack, a set of comprehensive course notes and a starter box of specialist tools you will make a pair of leather shoes by hand, carefully being guided through the 200+ steps involved.

Book online here

We look forward to welcoming you to Chocolate Studios!

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020 3774 3471

50 Chocolate Studios,
7 Shepherdess Place

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9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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