Shoemaking Courses

 
 

HIGH HEELS • FLATS • SNEAKERS • MENS

 
 

The courses are divided into 3 sections that can be taken as individual classes also. Please read the class descriptions below for further details.

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Patternmaking Class

This course will teach you the process of developing your designs from 2D concept drawings to 3D, then back to 2D flat patterns. This includes taping, last measuring, and base pattern development.

Duration: 2 Hours

Requirements:

Shoe Lasts. If you are unable to find a shoe last, please fill out the Shoe Last Request in the Online application below and we can provide the last for you. Shoe last fees will be at an additional cost to the course fee. There are no refunds on the last unless they come out incorrect or faulty.

Cost:    

$400

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Upper Construction Class

In this first section of the course, you will focus on Cutting, Skiving and assembling the upper as well as all the components needed to start lasting.

Duration: 2 Hours

Requirements:

You must complete the Pattern making Course, you do not need to have prior knowledge of sewing. Uppers are Pre-made of 100% pure leather.

Cost:

$450

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Lasting & Assembly Class

In this section you will learn how to last your upper onto your shoe last and assemble all components together to create your final shoe. This course will cover pre-molding Counters and outsoles, lasting and finishing.

Duration: 5 Hours

Requirements:

You must complete Part 1 Upper Construction. You must bring your upper, and any components given in first class. All nails, Glue and hammers will be provided to you in the course.

Cost:

$575

 

Entire Course

All 3 classes

Cost:

$1000

 

CAD CLASS

3D Design and Patternmaking

$700

 

Materials

All materials are included in the price of the course. Uppers are pre-made and made of 100% Pure leather. Standard heels and soles are provided.

 

Lasts:

To begin the first class you will need a Shoe Last. We have whole sizes ranging from US 5-9 for heels flats, US 37-47 for Sneakers, US 8-12 for Mens for use during class. If you would like to keep a last it will cost $200. Custom Lasts are $300. Custom lasts take 7-10 business days to arrive. Our lasts will come in your desired US size. Heels are 90mm (3.54") high.

 

For instructions on how to measure your foot for custom lasts please click here.

 

If you would like to participate in the classes or take the course please click the button below and we will send instructions on payment. Once your payment is processed you will be automatically enrolled and can schedule your first class. Classes are one on one until further notice and are held weekends only.