3-Day Shoemaking Workshop

Our signature I Can Make Shoes in-person workshop! 🌟

Hosted in our lovely London studio, we're opening doors to a limited number of students who want to learn the craft of shoemaking.

Discover more details below about our 3-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop and sign up to the waitlist to receive your VIP invitation as soon as we release new dates.

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3-DAY INTENSIVE SHOEMAKING COURSE

3-DAY INTENSIVE SHOEMAKING COURSE

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Step into the world of shoemaking in our 3-Day Shoemaking Workshop, based in the heart of London. Over the past 13 years, we’ve taught this 5-star rated course to thousands of people, and successfully trained complete beginners in the craft of shoemaking, transforming their passion into a tangible skill.

Many of our students have returned to our course multiple times, either to enhance their existing shoemaking abilities or explore new shoe styles. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond teaching; we ensure that our 3-day shoemaking courses maintain small class sizes, guaranteeing personalised attention and dedicated 1-to-1 time with our expert instructor.

During this workshop, you will craft your very own pair of shoes from scratch. With a diverse selection of over 15 shoe styles to choose from, the course is thoughtfully structured to provide a comprehensive understanding of the shoemaking process.

Workshop Structure

Our workshops run for 3 consecutive days from 10am to 4pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

Day 1

On Day 1, we will introduce you to the fascinating world of shoemaking components and materials. You will pick your leathers and colours from our selection, cut your pieces, and learn the art of closing - the process of sewing your uppers together. Your insoles, patterns and lasts will be prepared for you.

Day 2

On Day 2, you will mould and shape the uppers into shoes, and see your creation take form as your skills progress.

Day 3

On the final day of the workshop, you will add the finishing touches to your shoes. You will learn to attach soles, heels, and refine every intricate detail before trying them on.

What shoes will you make?

Below is a list of styles we offer on our workshop. You'll have the chance to make one pair during this 3-day workshop. All of our styles are unisex and are available in a wide range of sizes.

Although you will be able to choose from a wide range of leathers and colours, we are unable to accommodate changes or tweaks to our below designs.

High-Heels

Size Range: EU 34 - 44 / UK 1 - 11 / US 4 - 14
Heel Height: 10 cm / 4 inches

Make your pair of dream high-heel court shoes, mules or sandals using our signature I Can Make Shoes almond-toe lasts and our sturdy block heels.

Mid-Heels

Size Range: EU 34 - 44 / UK 1 - 11 / US 4 - 14
Heel Height: 6 cm / 2.5 inches

Our most popular heel height! Make a pair of mid-heel court shoes, mary-janes, loafers, mules or sandals on our signature I Can Make Shoes almond-toe lasts and our sturdy block heel.

Flats

Size Range: EU 34 - 44 / UK 1 - 11 / US 4 - 14
Heel Height: 1.5 cm / 0.5 inch

Choose from one of our flat styles: ballerina pump, mary-jane, slingback, slider sandal, loafer, loafer slider, ankle-strap sandal, or classic derby. Made using our signature I Can Make Shoes almond toe lasts.

Location

I Can Make Shoes

The Pill Box,
115 Coventry Road,
London E2 6GH,
United Kingdom

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Did you know?

Our in-person workshops are in high demand and often sell out. If our course dates are all sold out and you would like to get started right away then our Online Footwear Masterclass might be perfect for you.

Inside, we have over 50 hours of pre-recorded lessons. They are super easy to follow, include a free shoemaking kit, and cover a range of styles including boots, sneakers, sandals, mules, heels, etc.

On top of this, the course also has a huge library of tutorials (145 videos to be exact) on things like custom fitting, working with different materials, and general shoemaking tips & tricks.

Discover more details about our online Footwear Masterclass here.

Additional Information & FAQs

Any questions?
Reach out to us at info@icanmakeshoes.com

Our sizes range from:

EU 34 / UK 1 / US 4
to
EU 44 / UK 11 / US 14.

Our men's sizes range from:

EU 40 / UK 6 / US 9
to
EU 45 / UK 11 / US 14.

Find out what size you are in our shoemaking lasts (shoe blocks) by following our size guide here.

Yes! We can accommodate wider-than-average feet in our workshop.

When you book onto the workshop, we will reach out to you asking for your foot length and width measurements. We will prepare your lasts (shoe blocks) in advance, so it's important that you give us as much of an accurate measurement as possible.

Please note that if you suffer from any medical conditions that contribute to your feet being wider than average, it's best to reach out to us beforehand as there are certain limitations regarding what we can and cannot achieve in our workshops. 😊

Please note that we are not podiatrists. You are more than welcome to bring your orthotics, insoles or arch support with you to the workshop. However we cannot guarantee that your orthotics will fit and/or be suitable with regards to the design you choose to make. We do not teach how to make your own orthotics or arch support in our 3-day workshop.

Our 3-day workshop is quite a fast-paced workshop. As we prepare each students' lasts (shoe blocks), patterns and insoles in advance, you must select a design from our selection above.

At this time, we cannot accommodate design tweaks or changes during the workshop. Thanks so much for your understanding!

Our workshops are designed for total beginners.

If you're an experienced or advanced shoemaker, this workshop may not meet your requirements. It's best to reach out to us beforehand at info@icanmakeshoes.com to discuss your expectations.

In our 3-day workshops, your shoe patterns will be prepared for you ahead of time. During the workshop, we will demonstrate how to cut a simple shoe pattern, but it may not be your exact design. You will be able to take your shoe patterns with you at the end of the workshop.

We always recommend to use leather for your first ever pair of shoes, as vegan materials can be difficult to work with.

Before booking your spot, it's best to reach out to us at info@icanmakeshoes.com to discuss your requirements.

We have a strict no-refund policy on all of our in-person workshops.

If you have booked onto one of our in-person workshops and would like to reschedule to a later date, you must give us a minimum of 2 weeks notice. We will accommodate a date change where possible. Please note that we are unable to reschedule your attendance if you give us less than 2 weeks notice.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the entirety of the workshop you booked onto, we are unable to compensate you for any missed time or reschedule you to a later date.