Derby Masterclass 3
Derby Masterclass 3

Derby Masterclass


I CAN MAKE SHOES are excited to welcome The Parachute Collective to our shoe making platform. Now offering a very unique 5 day footwear course in East London’s Bethnal Green.

This 5 day crash course offers an in-depth class in making a pair of one of a kind handmade leather derby shoes.

** Oxford style shoes also available upon request.

Here is what will be covered in this 5 day course:

Day One:
• Footwear Components
• Leather Selection (calf leather)
• Cutting pieces for uppers and linings
• Skyving edges on the skyving machine
• Inserting top line tape
• Folding top lines and piecing together uppers

Day Two:
• Upper construction continued…
• Stitching the uppers (Also known in the footwear industry as “Closing”)

Day Three:
• Preparation of insole pattern
• Cutting leather insoles
• Lasting Lining

Day Four:
• Inserting Stiffeners
• Lasting Uppers
• Cutting soles and heel tips
• Sanding and shaping soles and heel tips on the sanding machine
• Edge dyeing soles and heel tips

Day Five:
• Attaching a stitched randing around the feather edge of the shoes
• Attaching soles using the sole press
• Inserting insole socks
• Finishing touches

Duration: 5 days – Mon – Fri; 10am – 4pm
Location: Bethnal Green
Materials: Materials Included
Cost: £750

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  • 5 days - Mon - Fri; 10am - 4pm
  • Bethnal Green
  • Materials Included