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Shoe Making|Off the Wall|Stratford

Shoe Making

4 - Four - Day Sessions
Session 1 - two weekends Oct 29/30 & Nov 5/6
This course is full!
Session 2 - four days - Nov. 7 to 10
Session 3 - two weekends Nov. 26/27 & Dec. 3/4

This course is full!

Session 4 - four days - Dec.5 to 8

This course is now closed

Learn the craft of shoe making in this challenging  four-day course. 

Create a pair of basic leather oxfords for your own feet, based on personal measurements you provide in advance of the course.  Patterns will be drafted for you, in accordance with these measurements. 

The oxford provides the foundation for all styles of shoes; and skills you learn here may be applied to repairs on most theatrical or street shoes. 

In this course students will learn and expand on the following skills:

  • Discover the anatomy of a shoe and learn how all the parts fit together 

  • Cut pieces of leather for the upper of the shoes, and sew them together

  • Attach insoles to the lasts and pull the leather uppers over the lasts

  • Add soles and heels to the shoes  

The end product will be a pair of oxfords students can proudly wear home.

Because of the specialized tools and machinery provided, class size will be limited to four students. Note: as a follow-up, shoes may also be sewn by hand, as long as the maker has the use of lasts.

Off the Wall requires full fee payment

or a $100 non-refundable deposit.
This may be done via e-transfer or credit card.

More information is available on the registration form.

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Cost: $625

Cost: - includes leather and materials needed to make a pair of shoes


Time:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Factory 163

163 King Street

Stratford, On

N5A 4S2

Target enrolment: 4 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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