These make great comfortable everyday around town and work boots. The pair of shoes you will construct in class could easily last you for the rest of your life. Space is limited to 5 students per class and they fill up quickly, so grab your spot!
Level: No prior sewing experience needed!
Join us for a 4-day shoe making intensive with Jason Hovatter of Laughing Crowe, a local shoemaker & educator who has taught countless novices how to make amazing leather shoes!
In this class, we will all build a custom pair of internal stitchdown chukka boots with a cushioned Goodyear outsoles.
We cover a wide assortment of leather working techniques and tools in this class, but at the heart of what Jason's really sharing are a few simple methods of attaching upper to sole. The design or style of the upper is kind of secondary here, once you understand how to attach upper to sole on this pair you are free to let the imagination run wild on your next!
What to Expect
We begin by making a casting of your foot (they will truly be custom built) then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting and skiving, stitching and assembly. we will be using industrial walking foot sewing machines in this class to assemble the uppers, some sewing machine experience is helpful but not required. once the upper and sole are attached we move onto closure, finishing and finally attaching and trimming the soles.
Pay in full or pay 1/2 down as a non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in class. You will receive a reminder 2 weeks before class to pay the remaining balance.
Special Class Cancellation/Refund Policy for Shoemaking Intensive
Cancellation: We require 4 weeks notice for a full refund, if you paid in full when registering. If you paid a 1/2 deposit & cancel, your deposit is non-refundable.