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three day shoe making workshop

Hosted in the fantastic heritage of Leigh Spinners Mill, we're opening doors to a limited number of students for a fantastic weekend of bag making.


Discover more details below about our 3-Day Shoe Making Workshop and sign up to our waitlist for VIP invitations to our next workshops, from bag-making to beyond!

This course is new for 2024 and currently features an introductory offer.

 After popular demand, our three day shoe making course is now here! Are you looking for something a little quirky and unusual? Want to let your creativity go wild? Well then this is definitely the course for you!


In this fantastic session, you will be guided through the process of making your own shoes entirely out of real leather. Learn the techniques and skills to craft pairs of shoes at home and make your style dreams come true. Let your own personality shine in your choice of colours and design!

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond teaching; we ensure that our 3-day shoe making courses maintain small class sizes, guaranteeing personalised attention and dedicated 1-to-1 time with our expert leathercraft instructor.

workshop structure

This workshop runs for 3 consecutive days from 10am to 4pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

Day 1

You will embark on your leathercraft journey by choosing your pattern and selecting your leathers from our fantastic range. This day will focus on cutting your shoes, constructing the uppers and preparing for lasting. Your patterns will be prepared for you.

Day 2

Day two will see you finish off the construction of your uppers before beginning the lasting process! You will learn about exactly what goes into shoe making and how to build the layers.


Day 3

On the last day, we will finish any additional lasting before adding your soles and heels! This is a great chance to add some personalisation to your shoe before using traditional finishing techniques to create a wonderful item to take home with you!

what will you craft?

In your workshop, you will make one pair of shoes of your choosing from a selection of pre-prepared patterns. From heels to brogues, we have a wonderful range for you to choose from. All patterns used in this class will focus on classic, interesting or modern design.

You will be able to choose from a wide rang of leathers, dyes, colours and embellishments in the studio. However we cannot accommodate alterations to the pre-set pattern choices.

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what our students say!

Matt, Liverpool

 "I had previously worked with Pipa on a belt making course were we produced a durable belt which has lasted and remains durable to this day. From that course I created some belts of my own in different styles and found the leathercraft an enjoyable pastime. I wished to try a workshop relating to shoe making as I found that many manufactured shoes today did not have the same endurance I had known them to have in the past. Pipa was more than happy to oblige and the experience was a truly fascinating and fun which really helped me refine some of my skills and provided me with a lovely pair of shoes and a last at the end. I have received many compliments from family, friends and strangers who can't believe it is hand made. I can't wait to try different styles in the future using my last as a starting point."

what's included?

In your workshop, you will create one pair of shoes in your chosen size. You will also take home your lasts to continue your crafting journey at home!

After your workshop, you will also receive a copy of our 26 page Buyers Guide. Filled with articles, handy information and a list of UK suppliers, this booklet has been specially produced to ensure all our students leave our course with everything they could possibly need to continue their journey in leathercrafting.

We also have a small cafe's worth of tea, coffee and snacks whilst you craft!

how to book?

Pricing plans are now available for our group courses! Now you can opt to pay in full or choose from our monthly payment option. Leathercrafting has never been so easy!

3-Day Leather Shoemaking Workshop



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25th - 27th September 2024

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