Amsterdam House of Arts & Crafts
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Basic course shoe

Have you always dreamed of wearing shoes you designed yourself? Than you are at the right place Let your dream come true and create your own perfect pair of shoes!

During this intense summer school of six days a week you learn how to make patterns on your own boot-tree, 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, crafts(wo)man and owner of Jouw Stoute Schoenen.

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 boot-tree 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. More information needed? Seeing what other people make? You are Always welcome on Friday or Saturday to come visit us during the course.