Course Gift Vouchers

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This 7 day custom boot making course offers students the exciting opportunity to make a pair of boots of their own design from scratch.
During this course we will create a mockup to ensure the perfect shape and fit. These will be boots you’ll be wearing for years to come.
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  • Bethnal Green
  • Materials Included
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Here is what will be covered in this 7 day course: Day One:
  • Footwear Components
  • Leather Selection
  • Custom fitting to ensure the perfect fit
  • Last building
  • Taping up a last
  • 3D design directly onto the last
Day Two:
  • Pattern cutting
  • Mock up preparation including cutting pieces for uppers and linings
  • Skyving edges
  • Inserting top line tape
  • Folding top lines and piecing together uppers
Day Three:
  • Stitching the uppers (Also known in the footwear industry as "Closing")
  • Lasting the mock up (also known as a pull over)
Day Four:
  • Fitting on mock up
  • Pattern adjustments as needed
  • Cutting pieces for main uppers and linings
Day Five:
  • Skyving edges
  • Inserting top line tape
  • Folding top lines and piecing together uppers
  • Stitching the main uppers
  • Cutting leather insoles
Day Six:
  • Lasting Lining
  • Inserting Stiffeners
  • Lasting Uppers
Day Seven:
  • Cutting soles and heel tips
  • Sanding and shaping soles and heel tips
  • Edge dyeing soles and heel tips
  • Attaching a stitched randing around the feather edge of the shoes
  • Attaching soles
All of the materials are included in the price, however if you have something special you would like to use feel free to bring it along with you. We use the highest quality leather, with a range of colours to choose from. We also have vegan alternatives including Piñatex available. If you are vegan please let us know beforehand so we are suitably prepared. For a full list of supplies, visit our supply list.
Our studio is located a short walk from Bethnal Green underground station in East London. The Pill Box Studios is a hub for all things creative, including shoe making! The closest hotels in the area are Travelodge (1 min walk away, cheap and cheerful) and The East London Hotel (5 min walk away, a more boutique stay). There are cafe options for lunch nearby including Carmel by the Green, Second Shot Coffee, Starbucks and Sainsbury's as well as The Pill Box cafe. The Pill Box Studios, Unit G05, 115 Coventry Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 6GG Phone:+44 (0)207 183 4174