SANDAL MAKING

SANDAL MAKING

Sandal Making
280.00 390.00

Give your feet some lovely sandals from this beginner's course, where you will make some awesome sandals, either for the summer- or for vacation! It's summer somewhere in the world, all year around, isn't it?

In this one day course (or a two-evening course) you will make a strappy sandal on a leather sole. You will also take home patterns, and will be ready to make another pair at home. (Extra insoles are available for purchase in class)

Materials included! Come and join us!

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Wallet Making Workshop

Wallet Making Workshop

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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#002 Pattern Making

#002 Pattern Making

#002 Pattern Making Class
300.00 350.00

In this 4 hour class, you will make a pattern for your own design. You will make both upper and lining patterns. This is a class you can take multiple times, depending on different designs you wish to create. Each style has a different pattern, and different tips and tricks.

You can always come back for this class for your new designs!

 

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6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop
from 1,700.00

Don't forget to check out our LA workshop that's happening in February 2018!! it's a traveling class-

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 6 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 6-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. 

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

Details of class:

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs by taping up the last, drawing on the last and creating paper patterns. Then second day, you will cut your leathers from your pattern, prepare to sew, and start stitching, using a high-post sewing machine. Even a first-time-sewer will learn how to use the machines, do not worry! Third day you will finish stitching the uppers. Fourth day, you will start lasting your uppers. First the lining, then the uppers, in between you will put toe puffs and heel counters. Fifth day, you will sole your shoes. It can be a pre-made sole unit, or you can stack your own. If you are finished on the fifth day, great! You can start a new project on the 6th day! But, for those who will take your time, you will finness your shoes on the sixth day, finishing the edges of your soles, or just final touches. 


Materials included in this six day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

Depending on the class consensus, we will either go on, or send you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again. 


Come and make at BKSS!

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
75.00

This class is a 2-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be motivated to create your designs!

If you register for the 6-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 6-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 6-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo. It will give you a little time in between this class and your 3-day class you intend to take, to prepare supplies or order custom lasts ahead of time.

 

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3D MODEL YOUR HIGH HEELS

3D MODEL YOUR HIGH HEELS

3D Model your heels
680.00

In this two-day course, instructor Curtis Schmitt will take students through the 3d modeling process to create the base heel. Once that has been modeled, each student can then divert off into executing their design ideas utilizing additive and/or subtractive techniques being careful to avoid changing the necessary interfaces for the component to actually work. At the end of class, we will also go through how to send the file to the 3D printers like Shapeways, and learn about terminology and requirements from the printer's website.

Requirement:

Each student will need to bring their own laptop (Mac) with their own copy of Rhino installed (trials are good for up to 30 days so if you are going to be using a trial version, we suggest that they don't install it until within at most two weeks of the class).

Instructor will be demonstrating on a 27" iMac. 

 

 

Instructor: Curtis Schmitt has been obsessed with all things 3d from a very young age, through architecture school, and to this day in his professional life. After working as the principal 3d modeling and 3d rendering architect for several firms, he decided to focus exclusively on 3d modeling, 3d rendering, 3d animation and 3d printing when he started and managed (for 6+ years) the CGI and 3d Printing departments at a prominent Manhattan photo studio and post-production facility. He resigned that position in 2015 to freelance instead, allowing him more opportunities to travel and the freedom to work with a select group of his favorite clients. His 3d printing design work has been commissioned by several high-end brands including Chanel, and his pieces have been featured and sold at the Cooper Hewitt Museum Shop, among others. 

 

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SANDAL MAKING

SANDAL MAKING

MEGA SALE! 

Sandal Making
280.00 390.00

Give your feet some lovely sandals from this beginner's course, where you will make some awesome sandals, either for the summer- or for vacation! It's summer somewhere in the world, all year around, isn't it?

In this one day course (or a two-evening course) you will make a strappy sandal on a leather sole. You will also take home patterns, and will be ready to make another pair at home. (Extra insoles are available for purchase in class)

Materials included! Come and join us!

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INTRO TO SHOEMAKING

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
75.00

This class is a 2-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be motivated to create your designs!

If you register for the 6-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 6-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 6-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo. It will give you a little time in between this class and your 3-day class you intend to take, to prepare supplies or order custom lasts ahead of time.

 

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5-day intensive shoemaking in LA!

5-day intensive shoemaking in LA!

COMUNITY MADE (map)

BKSS visits LA! Feb 2018
from 60.00

5-day intensive shoemaking

Our most popular 5-day intensive class travels to LA in FEB 2018! You can make shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners and or repeat students.

As this is a traveling class, we will be jumping right into patternmaking from DAY 1 after a crash course on the importance of lasts, and how to measure your feet. Then, you will draw on your last to see your designs in 3D, then create a paper pattern of your designs. Second day, you will cut your materials, and prep and sew your uppers. Third day, you will make midsoles, finish sewing, and start lasting. Fourth day, you will finish lasting. Fifth day, you will sole your shoes. A full 40 hour week!

You will go home with a tool kit that includes patternmaking tools, and basic shoemaking tools, such as shoemakers tape, and lasting pincers and French hammers. With this kit, you will be able to go home and start making shoes!

BKSS will bring Upper and lining leathers but variety and supplies are limited compared to our home-base in Brooklyn. We will bring insole and outsole materials. Once you sign up, you will be asked which shoe size you will like to make, and what style shoe, so that we can find the right last for your shoes, and determine what type of outsoles to bring with us.

Depending on the class consensus, we will either go on, or send you on a material shopping trip to the shoe supply store or the leather store. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. All materials are included in this class, excluding hardware and special leathers that you'd like to purchase at the store that is specific to your designs.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL! and share with us your shoe-love stories!

 

#IMADETHATBAG bag making class

Come make with @imadethatbag! In a 2-hour class, you will choose from 2 styles 'The Essential' or 'The Mobile'. Lots of leathers to choose from, some LA EXCLUSIVES! And emboss your name, a phrase or an emoji on site. 

Make for yourself or a loved one! VALENTINE'S DAY is around the corner. 

Bring your date and make together!

* Kits and totes for purchase on site at a discounted rate for all the makers out there! Walk-ins are welcome! Come and meet the creator!

CLASSES WILL BE HOSTED @ComunityMade

Located: 584 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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PIMP YOUR CONVERSE ALL STAR HIGHTOP

PIMP YOUR CONVERSE ALL STAR HIGHTOP

brooklyn shoe space (map)

2-day CONVERSE ALL STAR HIGHTOP DECON+DECORATING
480.00 680.00

You will complete one pair of re-purposed Converse All Star hightops and gain an arsenal of knowledge; the tips and tricks such as different leather hand sewing and applique processes. You will be able to apply this knowledge on your own future projects!

Justin Saladino will be your teaher. FIT Grad, had multiple endeavors as Italian factory artisan apprentice, shoe store owner, designer and owner of the shoe line J.Saladino based in Italy.

Please bring sketch and photo Ideas. 

Description:
Day 1 FRIDAY : Finalize your design concept, go shopping for hardware and materials together with the teacher. In the later half of the day, you will make patterns. 

Day 2 SATURDAY: Construction to completion

If you sign up ahead of time, you will give us your shoe size, and we will have your shoe size converse available for you. If you have one you can upcycle, please bring your own- worn or unworn. (Unworn is much more pleasant to work with;) )

 

Special trims and decorative material that you will purchase in the shopping trip will be at the student's expense. Materials and hardware we have in the studio are available to use and is included in the class. 

Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers
190.00 280.00

A perfect gift!

In this Five-hour class, you will use a pattern that we provide, learn some hand-sewn techniques for leather working, and walk out with a pair of personalized vegetable tanned leather slippers! 

Materials (thread, veg tan leather, and rubber outsoles) are included in the course.

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@IMADETHATBAG GOES WEST!

@IMADETHATBAG GOES WEST!

COMUNITY MADE (map)

@IMADETHATBAG goes West!
60.00

#IMADETHATBAG bag making class in LA!

Come make with @imadethatbag! In a 2-hour class, you will choose from 2 styles 'The Essential' or 'The Mobile'. Lots of leathers to choose from, some LA EXCLUSIVES! And emboss your name, a phrase or an emoji on site. 

Make for yourself or a loved one! VALENTINE'S DAY is around the corner. 

Bring your date and make together!

* Kits and totes for purchase on site at a discounted rate for all the makers out there! Walk-ins are welcome.

 

CLASSES WILL BE HOSTED @ComunityMade

Located: 584 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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@IMADETHATBAG GOES WEST!

@IMADETHATBAG GOES WEST!

COMUNITY MADE (map)

@IMADETHATBAG goes West!
60.00

#IMADETHATBAG bag making class in LA!

Come make with @imadethatbag! In a 2-hour class, you will choose from 2 styles 'The Essential' or 'The Mobile'. Lots of leathers to choose from, some LA EXCLUSIVES! And emboss your name, a phrase or an emoji on site. 

Make for yourself or a loved one! VALENTINE'S DAY is around the corner. 

Bring your date and make together!

* Kits and totes for purchase on site at a discounted rate for all the makers out there! Walk-ins are welcome.

 

CLASSES WILL BE HOSTED @ComunityMade

Located: 584 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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5-day intensive shoemaking in LA!

5-day intensive shoemaking in LA!

COMUNITY MADE (map)

BKSS visits LA! Feb 2018
from 60.00

5-day intensive shoemaking

Our most popular 5-day intensive class travels to LA in FEB 2018! You can make shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners and or repeat students.

As this is a traveling class, we will be jumping right into patternmaking from DAY 1 after a crash course on the importance of lasts, and how to measure your feet. Then, you will draw on your last to see your designs in 3D, then create a paper pattern of your designs. Second day, you will cut your materials, and prep and sew your uppers. Third day, you will make midsoles, finish sewing, and start lasting. Fourth day, you will finish lasting. Fifth day, you will sole your shoes. A full 40 hour week!

You will go home with a tool kit that includes patternmaking tools, and basic shoemaking tools, such as shoemakers tape, and lasting pincers and French hammers. With this kit, you will be able to go home and start making shoes!

BKSS will bring Upper and lining leathers but variety and supplies are limited compared to our home-base in Brooklyn. We will bring insole and outsole materials. Once you sign up, you will be asked which shoe size you will like to make, and what style shoe, so that we can find the right last for your shoes, and determine what type of outsoles to bring with us.

Depending on the class consensus, we will either go on, or send you on a material shopping trip to the shoe supply store or the leather store. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. All materials are included in this class, excluding hardware and special leathers that you'd like to purchase at the store that is specific to your designs.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL! and share with us your shoe-love stories!

 

#IMADETHATBAG bag making class

Come make with @imadethatbag! In a 2-hour class, you will choose from 2 styles 'The Essential' or 'The Mobile'. Lots of leathers to choose from, some LA EXCLUSIVES! And emboss your name, a phrase or an emoji on site. 

Make for yourself or a loved one! VALENTINE'S DAY is around the corner. 

Bring your date and make together!

* Kits and totes for purchase on site at a discounted rate for all the makers out there! Walk-ins are welcome! Come and meet the creator!

CLASSES WILL BE HOSTED @ComunityMade

Located: 584 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Wallet Making Workshop

Wallet Making Workshop

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
750.00 800.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

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BACKPACK MAKING

BACKPACK MAKING

Leather Backpack
450.00

The perfect city bag for those on the go! Working with pre-determined patterns, pick your leather and closure and bring your backpack to life. You will learn the fundamentals of pattern cutting, leather qualities, how to skive edges, and how to machine sew.

This course will be held on three weekday nights. 

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
500.00 545.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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#002 Pattern Making

#002 Pattern Making

#002 Pattern Making Class
300.00 350.00

In this 4 hour class, you will make a pattern for your own design. You will make both upper and lining patterns. This is a class you can take multiple times, depending on different designs you wish to create. Each style has a different pattern, and different tips and tricks.

You can always come back for this class for your new designs!

 

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BAG MAKING

BAG MAKING

Leather Bag Making
375.00 390.00

In this Bag Making course, students will choose their leather and hardware and learn how to construct the tote bag from start to finish.

The bag making course includes tuition and all the materials needed to make your bag. Leathers will be available to choose from on the day. No experience necessary.

**Class time may extend up to an additional hour if there are many enrollments, so please do not book bus or train tickets immediately after the scheduled end time of class. 

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Boots Boots Boots!

Boots Boots Boots!

5-Day Bootmaking Intensive
2,000.00

Reviving the 5-day boots only class. Short boots, to tall boots, boots will get a special treatment. Just at the tail end of winter, in March, make a pair, and wear them out until the spring comes!

A Five-day bootmaking intensive course from sketch to finish. You will be making boots of your own design on boot lasts that we have! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.


You will sketch, make patterns of your designs, sew your uppers, last, sole, and make the boots.

Materials included are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters, and supplies. There are upper and lining leathers, outsoles and rubbers available in the studio. If you'd like to go shop for materials, materials purchased on the trip will be student's responsibility.

Day 1: Pattern Making, making a mockup to check the pattern

Day2: Material Shopping + Cutting and Prepping materials

Day 3: Stitching and lasting

Day 4: Lasting + Soling

Day 5: Soling + Finishing

Come and make some fantastic boots with us!

PIMP YOUR CONVERSE ALL STAR HIGHTOP

PIMP YOUR CONVERSE ALL STAR HIGHTOP

Brooklyn Shoe Space (map)

2-day CONVERSE ALL STAR HIGHTOP DECON+DECORATING
480.00 680.00

You will complete one pair of re-purposed Converse All Star hightops and gain an arsenal of knowledge; the tips and tricks such as different leather hand sewing and applique processes. You will be able to apply this knowledge on your own future projects!

Justin Saladino will be your teaher. FIT Grad, had multiple endeavors as Italian factory artisan apprentice, shoe store owner, designer and owner of the shoe line J.Saladino based in Italy.

Please bring sketch and photo Ideas. 

Description:
Day 1 FRIDAY : Finalize your design concept, go shopping for hardware and materials together with the teacher. In the later half of the day, you will make patterns. 

Day 2 SATURDAY: Construction to completion

If you sign up ahead of time, you will give us your shoe size, and we will have your shoe size converse available for you. If you have one you can upcycle, please bring your own- worn or unworn. (Unworn is much more pleasant to work with;) )

 

Special trims and decorative material that you will purchase in the shopping trip will be at the student's expense. Materials and hardware we have in the studio are available to use and is included in the class. 

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SPRING SALE!!

SPRING SALE!!

AN INDEPENDENT MAKERS' COLLECTIVE SAMPLE SALE!!!

A great time of year as you update your wardrobe- to come check out independent makers' goodies- on the International Women's Day weekend :) 

Participating artists TBD

Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
75.00

This class is a 2-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be motivated to create your designs!

If you register for the 6-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 6-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 6-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo. It will give you a little time in between this class and your 3-day class you intend to take, to prepare supplies or order custom lasts ahead of time.

 

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6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop
from 1,700.00

Don't forget to check out our LA workshop that's happening in February 2018!! it's a traveling class-

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 6 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 6-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. 

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

Details of class:

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs by taping up the last, drawing on the last and creating paper patterns. Then second day, you will cut your leathers from your pattern, prepare to sew, and start stitching, using a high-post sewing machine. Even a first-time-sewer will learn how to use the machines, do not worry! Third day you will finish stitching the uppers. Fourth day, you will start lasting your uppers. First the lining, then the uppers, in between you will put toe puffs and heel counters. Fifth day, you will sole your shoes. It can be a pre-made sole unit, or you can stack your own. If you are finished on the fifth day, great! You can start a new project on the 6th day! But, for those who will take your time, you will finness your shoes on the sixth day, finishing the edges of your soles, or just final touches. 


Materials included in this six day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

Depending on the class consensus, we will either go on, or send you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again. 


Come and make at BKSS!

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Wallet Making Workshop

Wallet Making Workshop

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
750.00 800.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

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3-DAY QUICK KICKS

3-DAY QUICK KICKS

Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker Class!
800.00 880.00

This class will quickly teach you some of the basic techniques of sneaker making. This is an accelerated class! (Literally half the time of the intensive)

To make this possible there will be minimal sewing and you will be using a prepared Master Pattern. 

Choices you will have: LO, MID or HI top sneaker.  (See photo example for MID height!) You will be able to customize your sneaker via material choices and simple design details: Topline, Laces, eyelets, pull tabs, topstitching...

We highly recommend upgrading to the 6-day sneaker making class for elaborate designs apart from the basic designs we will work with. As we have no time, lasts will not be modified, and everyone will work with Serena lasts.

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

Day 1 (Full Day): Patternmaking, Cutting Leathers

Students will be able to choose leathers from our leather library. Materials are included. If you intend on going shopping to purchase your own leathers, that will be on your time and $.

Day 2 (Full day) : Stitch, Start Lasting

Day 3 (Full day) : Finish Lasting, Cupsole & Speedy Stitching, 

Walk out with a pair of custom sneakers in a weekend and still have time to go out! 

Make sure to book ahead to secure all the materials in your size.  All tools and supplies are included.

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Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers
190.00 280.00

A perfect gift!

In this Five-hour class, you will use a pattern that we provide, learn some hand-sewn techniques for leather working, and walk out with a pair of personalized vegetable tanned leather slippers! 

Materials (thread, veg tan leather, and rubber outsoles) are included in the course.

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SANDAL MAKING

SANDAL MAKING

Sandal Making
280.00 390.00

Give your feet some lovely sandals from this beginner's course, where you will make some awesome sandals, either for the summer- or for vacation! It's summer somewhere in the world, all year around, isn't it?

In this one day course (or a two-evening course) you will make a strappy sandal on a leather sole. You will also take home patterns, and will be ready to make another pair at home. (Extra insoles are available for purchase in class)

Materials included! Come and join us!

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
500.00 545.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

Date & Time:
Quantity:
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Wallet Making Workshop

Wallet Making Workshop

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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ESPADRILLES

ESPADRILLES

A MEGA SALE!!! GEAR UP FOR THE WARM MONTHS WITH AN ESPADRILLE WORKSHOP!

Espadrille Workshop
280.00 380.00

It's a perfect slip-on, for the country, beach or the city! Prep for the summer :) It's summer somewhere in the world, right?

In this five-hour Espadrille workshop, you will finish a pair of espadrille sandals or slides or slip-ons made to fit your feet. Come have fun stitching with us!

Please tell us the size you want to make ahead of time. Sole sizes available: 35 - 40.

All Materials included.

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Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers
190.00 280.00

A perfect gift!

In this Five-hour class, you will use a pattern that we provide, learn some hand-sewn techniques for leather working, and walk out with a pair of personalized vegetable tanned leather slippers! 

Materials (thread, veg tan leather, and rubber outsoles) are included in the course.

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
75.00

This class is a 2-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be motivated to create your designs!

If you register for the 6-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 6-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 6-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo. It will give you a little time in between this class and your 3-day class you intend to take, to prepare supplies or order custom lasts ahead of time.

 

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6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop
from 1,700.00

Don't forget to check out our LA workshop that's happening in February 2018!! it's a traveling class-

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 6 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 6-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. 

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

Details of class:

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs by taping up the last, drawing on the last and creating paper patterns. Then second day, you will cut your leathers from your pattern, prepare to sew, and start stitching, using a high-post sewing machine. Even a first-time-sewer will learn how to use the machines, do not worry! Third day you will finish stitching the uppers. Fourth day, you will start lasting your uppers. First the lining, then the uppers, in between you will put toe puffs and heel counters. Fifth day, you will sole your shoes. It can be a pre-made sole unit, or you can stack your own. If you are finished on the fifth day, great! You can start a new project on the 6th day! But, for those who will take your time, you will finness your shoes on the sixth day, finishing the edges of your soles, or just final touches. 


Materials included in this six day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

Depending on the class consensus, we will either go on, or send you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again. 


Come and make at BKSS!

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Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers
190.00 280.00

A perfect gift!

In this Five-hour class, you will use a pattern that we provide, learn some hand-sewn techniques for leather working, and walk out with a pair of personalized vegetable tanned leather slippers! 

Materials (thread, veg tan leather, and rubber outsoles) are included in the course.

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Wallet Making Workshop

Wallet Making Workshop

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
750.00 800.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

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3DAY QUICK KICKS

3DAY QUICK KICKS

Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker Class!
800.00 880.00

This class will quickly teach you some of the basic techniques of sneaker making. This is an accelerated class! (Literally half the time of the intensive)

To make this possible there will be minimal sewing and you will be using a prepared Master Pattern. 

Choices you will have: LO, MID or HI top sneaker.  (See photo example for MID height!) You will be able to customize your sneaker via material choices and simple design details: Topline, Laces, eyelets, pull tabs, topstitching...

We highly recommend upgrading to the 6-day sneaker making class for elaborate designs apart from the basic designs we will work with. As we have no time, lasts will not be modified, and everyone will work with Serena lasts.

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

Day 1 (Full Day): Patternmaking, Cutting Leathers

Students will be able to choose leathers from our leather library. Materials are included. If you intend on going shopping to purchase your own leathers, that will be on your time and $.

Day 2 (Full day) : Stitch, Start Lasting

Day 3 (Full day) : Finish Lasting, Cupsole & Speedy Stitching, 

Walk out with a pair of custom sneakers in a weekend and still have time to go out! 

Make sure to book ahead to secure all the materials in your size.  All tools and supplies are included.

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
500.00 545.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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Wallet Making Workshop

Wallet Making Workshop

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

Date & Time:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop
from 1,700.00

Don't forget to check out our LA workshop that's happening in February 2018!! it's a traveling class-

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 6 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 6-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. 

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

Details of class:

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs by taping up the last, drawing on the last and creating paper patterns. Then second day, you will cut your leathers from your pattern, prepare to sew, and start stitching, using a high-post sewing machine. Even a first-time-sewer will learn how to use the machines, do not worry! Third day you will finish stitching the uppers. Fourth day, you will start lasting your uppers. First the lining, then the uppers, in between you will put toe puffs and heel counters. Fifth day, you will sole your shoes. It can be a pre-made sole unit, or you can stack your own. If you are finished on the fifth day, great! You can start a new project on the 6th day! But, for those who will take your time, you will finness your shoes on the sixth day, finishing the edges of your soles, or just final touches. 


Materials included in this six day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

Depending on the class consensus, we will either go on, or send you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again. 


Come and make at BKSS!

Date:
Quantity:
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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
75.00

This class is a 2-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be motivated to create your designs!

If you register for the 6-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 6-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 6-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo. It will give you a little time in between this class and your 3-day class you intend to take, to prepare supplies or order custom lasts ahead of time.

 

Date & Time:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
3DAY QUICK KICKS

3DAY QUICK KICKS

Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker Class!
800.00 880.00

This class will quickly teach you some of the basic techniques of sneaker making. This is an accelerated class! (Literally half the time of the intensive)

To make this possible there will be minimal sewing and you will be using a prepared Master Pattern. 

Choices you will have: LO, MID or HI top sneaker.  (See photo example for MID height!) You will be able to customize your sneaker via material choices and simple design details: Topline, Laces, eyelets, pull tabs, topstitching...

We highly recommend upgrading to the 6-day sneaker making class for elaborate designs apart from the basic designs we will work with. As we have no time, lasts will not be modified, and everyone will work with Serena lasts.

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

Day 1 (Full Day): Patternmaking, Cutting Leathers

Students will be able to choose leathers from our leather library. Materials are included. If you intend on going shopping to purchase your own leathers, that will be on your time and $.

Day 2 (Full day) : Stitch, Start Lasting

Day 3 (Full day) : Finish Lasting, Cupsole & Speedy Stitching, 

Walk out with a pair of custom sneakers in a weekend and still have time to go out! 

Make sure to book ahead to secure all the materials in your size.  All tools and supplies are included.

Date and Time:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
750.00 800.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

Date & Time:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
500.00 545.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

Date & Time:
Quantity:
Add To Cart