Amsterdam House of Arts & Crafts
Learn, Work, Share, Stay

Basic course shoe making - Leather Shoe

At Amsterdam House of Arts & Crafts you can learn how to make and design your own pair of shoes. Jouw stoute schoenen - the company owned by master shoemaker & designer Esther van Schagen offers you the chance to learn how to design & make your own shoes.

The basic course takes ten days, in which you learn step by step how you can make your design come to life. You learn how to make patterns on your own last, how to cut leather, how to skive it, how to mould it and how to stitch it. The inner soles, the strengthening layers, the heel, all the parts of the shoe will be dealt with and made by you. Of course you will do this with the professional guidance of Esther van  Schagen and Benthe Al.

Everyone can make shoes, you too! Before we start the course we plan a personal intake in which we discuss your wishes, measure your size, and choose a last on which you will make your shoes.

We work in small groups so that you will receive a lot of personal attention in creating your own unique design. The course is hosted on Fridays and Saturdays and takes ten days. Included in the courseprice are a set of lasts, the parts you need like innersole and other parts that you can not buy in stores. Leather is excluded. 

Basic course shoe making: 

Ten days course 10:00-17:00 (lunchbreak 12:00-13:00)

Included: a pair of lasts, parts of the shoe, coffee, tea and the use of machines and tools. 

Excluded: leather 

Price € 1095

Start: Every Friday & Saturday in 2018 

Jouw stoute schoenen - - Oudeschans 21 - Amsterdam