HELLO Los Angeles!
Here's the full line up of classes while we're around.
* all classes will be held at Willie's Shoe Service:
1174 S la Brea Avenue los angeles 90019
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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.
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!
Learn how to make moccasins with a twist of your own.
In this two-afternoon, or a 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!
In this Bag Making course, students will choose their leather and hardware and learn how to construct either a tote bag or backpack 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.
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!
$45 fee for Materials included
PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time.
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!