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Beginning Shoemaking

2 days – $895

Beginning Shoemaking Class - 2 days – $895You will learn how to make a pair of desert boots by hand. The school provides patterns for you based on your feet measurements for a custom fit. These patterns are used to create leather uppers, midsoles and soles for the shoes. You’ll cut out the leather, prepare the materials and stitch the leather uppers to the midsoles, glue those to the soles and then form the upper. After a few finishing details, you’ll be taking home a pair of shoes you made yourself. Includes upper leather (8 color choices), midsole leather, insole pad, thread, glue, eyelets, rivets, shoelaces, sole material, patterns, 2 full days of instruction and use of tools on site.

We have a really great gallery of student’s shoes on our Facebook Page.

Class Dates

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Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, March 25th, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, April 29th, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, May 27th, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, July 8th, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, August 26th, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, October 28th, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, November 18th, 2017 9:00 am Register
Beginning Shoemaking Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts Saturday, December 16th, 2017 9:00 am Register

SHOEMAKING 2.0—this class offers another style choice and a bit more work on the sewing machine. You learn the same technique of construction as the Beginning Shoemaking Class.
Class Time: 2 + days. Runs Friday night 7-9, Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 9-5pm Tuition: $950.
During my 40 years of shoemaking, this ankle boot was selected by my clients far and above all other styles. In this class you’ll learn more skills than the Beginning Shoemaking class: Making and sewing lined straps, lining and turning edges, creating a higher wedge or heel, (up to 1.5 inches) installing buckles and conchos and (abbreviated) patterning.

    Some experience with machine sewing is necessary to get the full benefit of this class.

There are many variations that can be created to make this design your very own. Students who have taken Beginning Shoemaking receive a 25% discount on this class. Contact us for your registration code(Sock not included)SantaFeManhattan

Class Dates