Chukka Boots

Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boot Class
900.00

In this 2-day class with Aaron Osborn from Osborn Shoes, learn to create beautiful handsewn leather chukka boots!

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I MADE THAT BAG

I MADE THAT BAG

I Made That Bag Workshop
90.00

In this two hour class you will make our 'Business' style wallet and 'mobile' style bag.

During this class you will learn leather and hand stitching techniques from founder of @IMADETHATBAG; handbag designer, Lorna Nixon.

You will also be able to custom emboss, make it personal with your initials, '#' or emoji :) during class.

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ICANMAKESHOES visits NYC! STILETTO CLASS!

ICANMAKESHOES visits NYC! STILETTO CLASS!

3-Day Stiletto Class
950.00

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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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
580.00

In this 8 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!

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I Made That Bag Workshop
90.00

In this two hour class you will make our 'Business' style wallet and 'mobile' style bag.

During this class you will learn leather and hand stitching techniques from founder of @IMADETHATBAG; handbag designer, Lorna Nixon.

You will also be able to custom emboss, make it personal with your initials, '#' or emoji :) during class.

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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.

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
95.00

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 (not a requirement) 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 Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Chukka Boots

Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boot Class
900.00

In this 2-day class with Aaron Osborn from Osborn Shoes, learn to create beautiful handsewn leather chukka boots!

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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in HOBOKEN

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in HOBOKEN

Brooklyn Shoe Factory (map)

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Espadrilles Workshop

Espadrilles Workshop

Espadrille Workshop
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 Six-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 - 42.

All Materials included. Get creative!

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Sneaker Sketching

Sneaker Sketching

Sneaker Sketching
200.00

3-hour course to learn the fundamentals of sketching athletic footwear (children and adults) with an industry professional. Discuss proportions, lasts, and current trend market for athletics and outsoles. Practice sketching and review.

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Leather Tote Bag Making

Leather Tote Bag Making

Leather TOTE BAG Making
380.00

In this Bag Making course, students will choose their leather and hardware and learn how to construct a 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. A veteran bag maker Lorna Nixon will teach this class.

**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. 

**Disclaimer: We used to offer a class that was integrated with backpack making but the time wasn’t sufficient for both types of classes in one, so we will only focus on tote bags for this class.

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
950.00

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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HANDWELTING WITH MARCELL MRSAN

HANDWELTING WITH MARCELL MRSAN

DAY 1 & 2

HANDWELTING WITH MARCELL MRSAN
1,900.00

Handwelted shoemaking class with Marcell. You will bring your uppers pre-made, or use Marcell's premade uppers and you will start learning from Midsole making. 2 weekends in a row. 4-days + a few weeknights in between if deemed necessary (night dates are discussed among the group).


Marcell Mrsan is an accredited master shoemaker hailing from Hungary. His bespoke shoes are highly coveted, having a waitlist of more than one year.

He worked as a footwear teacher in his Hungarian workshop then a footwear design professor for 7 years in a US college. He is consulting with higher education institutes, helping their work and teaches classes all over the country. He has sent many students to successful footwear brands both in fashion and in the athletic footwear field with a fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of how to make beautifully crafted shoes. He offers online video courses as well as private classes in his Savannah Cordwainers shop. 


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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Hoboken

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Hoboken

DAY 2 of the 6-day intensive. * LOCATION IS IN HOBOKEN NJ*

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Moccasin Making Workshop

Moccasin Making Workshop

Handsewn Moccasin Making
450.00

Fringe or no fringe! Learn how to make moccasins with a twist of your own.

In this three-evening course, you will walk out with a finished pair of moccasins. You will have the option to change up the fringe or the height of the moccasins.

We will have patterns prepared for you.
Note: Class price already includes materials fee. You will be asked to provide a shoe size.

Come and join us!

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HAND WELTING WITH MARCELL MRSAN

HAND WELTING WITH MARCELL MRSAN

Day 3&4 (There may be a few weeknight sessions in between, for your practice)

HANDWELTING WITH MARCELL MRSAN
1,900.00

Handwelted shoemaking class with Marcell. You will bring your uppers pre-made, or use Marcell's premade uppers and you will start learning from Midsole making. 2 weekends in a row. 4-days + a few weeknights in between if deemed necessary (night dates are discussed among the group).


Marcell Mrsan is an accredited master shoemaker hailing from Hungary. His bespoke shoes are highly coveted, having a waitlist of more than one year.

He worked as a footwear teacher in his Hungarian workshop then a footwear design professor for 7 years in a US college. He is consulting with higher education institutes, helping their work and teaches classes all over the country. He has sent many students to successful footwear brands both in fashion and in the athletic footwear field with a fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of how to make beautifully crafted shoes. He offers online video courses as well as private classes in his Savannah Cordwainers shop. 


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Slippers

Slippers

Slipper making
220.00

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/EVA outsoles) are included in the course.

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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Brooklyn

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Shoe Space (map)

Day2 of 6-day intensive

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Leather Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boot Class
900.00

In this 2-day class with Aaron Osborn from Osborn Shoes, learn to create beautiful handsewn leather chukka boots!

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I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I Made That Bag Workshop
90.00

In this two hour class you will make our 'Business' style wallet and 'mobile' style bag.

During this class you will learn leather and hand stitching techniques from founder of @IMADETHATBAG; handbag designer, Lorna Nixon.

You will also be able to custom emboss, make it personal with your initials, '#' or emoji :) during class.

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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in BROOKLYN

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Shoe Space (map)

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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ESPADRILLES WORKSHOP

ESPADRILLES WORKSHOP

Espadrille Workshop
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 Six-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 - 42.

All Materials included. Get creative!

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
580.00

In this 8 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!

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Brooklyn

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Shoe Space (map)

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I Made That Bag Workshop
90.00

In this two hour class you will make our 'Business' style wallet and 'mobile' style bag.

During this class you will learn leather and hand stitching techniques from founder of @IMADETHATBAG; handbag designer, Lorna Nixon.

You will also be able to custom emboss, make it personal with your initials, '#' or emoji :) during class.

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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Brooklyn

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Shoe Space (map)

Day 3

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I MADE THAT BAG WORKSHOP

I Made That Bag Workshop
90.00

In this two hour class you will make our 'Business' style wallet and 'mobile' style bag.

During this class you will learn leather and hand stitching techniques from founder of @IMADETHATBAG; handbag designer, Lorna Nixon.

You will also be able to custom emboss, make it personal with your initials, '#' or emoji :) during class.

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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in BROOKLYN

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Shoe Space (map)

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
950.00

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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WEEKEND 6-day intensive in BROOKLYN

WEEKEND 6-day intensive in BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Shoe Space (map)

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Leather Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boot Class
900.00

In this 2-day class with Aaron Osborn from Osborn Shoes, learn to create beautiful handsewn leather chukka boots!

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
95.00

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 (not a requirement) 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 Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

In this 8 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!

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

Leather Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boots

Leather Chukka Boot Class
900.00

In this 2-day class with Aaron Osborn from Osborn Shoes, learn to create beautiful handsewn leather chukka boots!

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

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. 

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

In this 8 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!

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
95.00

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 (not a requirement) 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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SANDAL MAKING WITH ICM

SANDAL MAKING WITH ICM

I CAN MAKE SHOES visiting Sandal Making course
280.00

This course is taught by I CAN MAKE SHOES from London.

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 half day course you will learn how to make a pair of truly unique summer sandals and will walk out with your creations on your feet!

Materials included! Come and join us!

  • You will create a sole pattern to ensure that your sandal fits your feet.

  • Cut leather insoles and soles.

  • Strap selection and style design.

  • Strap placement / Lasting the straps onto your insoles

  • Fitting and size adjustments.

  • Adding your soles

  • Finishing touches.

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

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. 

SANDAL MAKING with ICM

SANDAL MAKING with ICM

I CAN MAKE SHOES visiting Sandal Making course
280.00

This course is taught by I CAN MAKE SHOES from London.

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 half day course you will learn how to make a pair of truly unique summer sandals and will walk out with your creations on your feet!

Materials included! Come and join us!

  • You will create a sole pattern to ensure that your sandal fits your feet.

  • Cut leather insoles and soles.

  • Strap selection and style design.

  • Strap placement / Lasting the straps onto your insoles

  • Fitting and size adjustments.

  • Adding your soles

  • Finishing touches.

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

In this 8 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!

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

LAST MAKING WITH LASTMAKER HOUSE FROM THE UK

LAST MAKING WITH LASTMAKER HOUSE FROM THE UK

Intro to Last Making with LASTMAKER HOUSE from the UK
from 900.00

Two talented teachers from LASTMAKER HOUSE will be visiting NYC to teach this class!

This introduction to lastmaking course is designed for each participant to produce their own pair of wooden shoe lasts within the 4-day class. It’s a great way to make your own pair, or fine-tune your last-modification skills! Lastmaking is highly skilled and physically demanding. Help will be given from the teachers where necessary. However, in the time available in class, it is not possible to train participants to become commercial last makers which takes a number of years of concentrated study.

The course will cover:
* An introduction to Lastmaking tools and their use including the last makers vice.
* Taking measures. Drawing the outline of the foot and the detail needed.
* Interpreting the measurements in to a wooden shoe last. This will include pitch, toe spring, back curve and toe shape.
* At the end of the course each participant will take home a pair of bespoke wooden shoe lasts.
* There will be an opportunity to purchase a set of tools and lastmaking vices.

Please do not schedule a flight on the last day, right after class, just in case so you won’t have to rush out of class.

Deposit of 50% is due to reserve a spot. We will invoice you for the balance due before class. If you can pay in full ahead, you can use that option as well.

COURSE IS TAUGHT BY: two craftsmen with over 60 years of experience associated with London's West End bootmakers.

Steven Lowe

Steven trained at John Lobb Ltd St. James' Street as a Lastmaker and went on to work for 28 years at Lobb, traveling extensively in the USA for 21 years, measuring clients, making their lasts and fitting the bespoke orders. Overseeing all aspects of the process of shoemaking for quality control. He established his own bespoke shoemaking business and he set up Crispinians Ltd in 2012 that provides services to shoe companies and individuals including bespoke Lastmaking, Tree making for shoes and boots.

Dominic Casey

Dominic has worked in the bespoke shoe trade for over 35 years. He originally trained as an orthopaedic shoemaker with James Taylor & Son. At the same time he taught Design and pattern making on the BA course at Cordwainers college. He has his own workshop, worked in the ladies fashion industry and for 15 years taught on the MA on footwear design at the Royal College of Art.
The past 10 years he has been Lastmaking and shoemaking at G.J. Cleverly in London. Dominic now has his own London based bespoke business.

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LAST MAKING WITH LASTMAKER HOUSE FROM THE UK

LAST MAKING WITH LASTMAKER HOUSE FROM THE UK

Intro to Last Making with LASTMAKER HOUSE from the UK
from 900.00

Two talented teachers from LASTMAKER HOUSE will be visiting NYC to teach this class!

This introduction to lastmaking course is designed for each participant to produce their own pair of wooden shoe lasts within the 4-day class. It’s a great way to make your own pair, or fine-tune your last-modification skills! Lastmaking is highly skilled and physically demanding. Help will be given from the teachers where necessary. However, in the time available in class, it is not possible to train participants to become commercial last makers which takes a number of years of concentrated study.

The course will cover:
* An introduction to Lastmaking tools and their use including the last makers vice.
* Taking measures. Drawing the outline of the foot and the detail needed.
* Interpreting the measurements in to a wooden shoe last. This will include pitch, toe spring, back curve and toe shape.
* At the end of the course each participant will take home a pair of bespoke wooden shoe lasts.
* There will be an opportunity to purchase a set of tools and lastmaking vices.

Please do not schedule a flight on the last day, right after class, just in case so you won’t have to rush out of class.

Deposit of 50% is due to reserve a spot. We will invoice you for the balance due before class. If you can pay in full ahead, you can use that option as well.

COURSE IS TAUGHT BY: two craftsmen with over 60 years of experience associated with London's West End bootmakers.

Steven Lowe

Steven trained at John Lobb Ltd St. James' Street as a Lastmaker and went on to work for 28 years at Lobb, traveling extensively in the USA for 21 years, measuring clients, making their lasts and fitting the bespoke orders. Overseeing all aspects of the process of shoemaking for quality control. He established his own bespoke shoemaking business and he set up Crispinians Ltd in 2012 that provides services to shoe companies and individuals including bespoke Lastmaking, Tree making for shoes and boots.

Dominic Casey

Dominic has worked in the bespoke shoe trade for over 35 years. He originally trained as an orthopaedic shoemaker with James Taylor & Son. At the same time he taught Design and pattern making on the BA course at Cordwainers college. He has his own workshop, worked in the ladies fashion industry and for 15 years taught on the MA on footwear design at the Royal College of Art.
The past 10 years he has been Lastmaking and shoemaking at G.J. Cleverly in London. Dominic now has his own London based bespoke business.

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6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
95.00

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 (not a requirement) 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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SANDAL MAKING WITH ICM

SANDAL MAKING WITH ICM

I CAN MAKE SHOES visiting Sandal Making course
280.00

This course is taught by I CAN MAKE SHOES from London.

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 half day course you will learn how to make a pair of truly unique summer sandals and will walk out with your creations on your feet!

Materials included! Come and join us!

  • You will create a sole pattern to ensure that your sandal fits your feet.

  • Cut leather insoles and soles.

  • Strap selection and style design.

  • Strap placement / Lasting the straps onto your insoles

  • Fitting and size adjustments.

  • Adding your soles

  • Finishing touches.

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3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

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. 

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

In this 8 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!

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

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. 

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

6-Day Intensive Shoe Making Workshop
2,000.00

A 6-day intensive workshop making shoes, boots, or sneakers of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and anyone: beginners to second-timers, to advanced students can take the course. 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. (IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A SEPARATE INTRO TO SHOEMAKING CLASS PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN EITHER COME TO CLASS, IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PATTERNMAKING, OR JOIN US TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY!)

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 finesse 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.

We will 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. So, if you are out-of-towner, stay one day extra longer, to come to the space on Sunday!


Come and make at BKSS!

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
95.00

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 (not a requirement) 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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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

In this 8 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!

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

3-Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class

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.