Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 8 December 2017

New bespoke shoes and shoe making courses for 2018

Welcome back good shoe folk of the world, we are eagerly counting down to Christmas when the elves are off to do what they do best, helping Saint Nic make and wrap Christmas presents.

Until then, we're all still busy making bespoke shoes.....

preparing for the first intensive shoe making course of the New Year...

and planning the year ahead. We've a host of new short and longer-term courses planned for London in 2018, so, which of the following would you like to learn with us?

5-day Shoe or Boot making course (In-Welt) - come to learn hand lasting and hand welting; then your shoes will be professionally fitted with the sole of your choice and sent to you.

1-day Shoe or Boot making course (Blake stitched) - come to learn hand lasting; then your shoes will be professionally fitted with the sole of your choice and sent to you.

3-day Clicking & Closing course - come to learn the techniques and skills of preparing and stitching the seams on shoe and boot uppers. 

Masterclass - already have some shoemaking or repairing experience? Why not come to improve your hand sewn shoe making techniques or learn new ones with us for anything from one day to six months. Tell us what you want to learn and we will put together a course plan and timetable to suit you.

Small leather goods - would you like to learn how to make a beautiful, saddle stitched I-pad case, wallet or phone case? Come and join us for a morning of high end leather work.

2-day Footwear Pattern Cutting - is there one pattern that you've always wanted to learn to make? Choose from a Derby shoe and boot pattern module; Oxford shoe and boot pattern module; or pump/court shoe pattern module.

If you are interested in any of the above shoe making or leather working courses please drop us an email at and we'll let you know when we have more news.

That's all from us, so until next week, happy shoemaking!