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Leather Sneaker Workshop

Leather Sneaker Workshop

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£150 with an option to pay £30 deposit and remainder in installments

Learn how to make your own unique leather sneakers in this full day workshop with Studio ND. Choose your leather from a selection of colours, cut your pattern pieces, stitch your uppers together and attach your rubber soles to finish.

Personalise with coloured eyelets, laces and stitching and emboss your name or initials on the leather to give it that really personal touch.

During this workshop you will learn how to

  • Use templates

  • Cut leather

  • Burnish edges

  • Use specialist glue

  • Use a rotary hole punch

  • Fit eyelets

  • Saddle stitch

Choose from super low rise, low rise, high top or super high top style and mix and match your upper leather in whichever colours you like.

What is included

  • Rubber sneaker soles

  • Vegetable tanned leather

  • Eyelets

  • Laces

  • Needle and thread

  • Leather topped insoles

  • Access to all the tools required for the process

This is a beginner class and is available to everyone. There are some tricky stages to the process but if you’ve made sandals with me before, you’ll find this a breeze! If we don’t manage to sew both of your sneakers on the day, you will be given an instruction sheet, a needle and enough thread to finish the second in your own time. If you have a particular colour in mind, get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.

Available dates:

Thursday 28th March (booking closes 14th March)

Sunday 14th April (booking closes 31st March)

Saturday 29th June (booking closes 15th June)

10am – 5pm

Tea, coffee and snacks provided but please bring your own lunch. There are plenty of cafes and takeaways within walking distance if you would prefer to pick something up.

This technique can be easily repeated at home and soles will be available to buy from Studio ND should you wish to make another pair. Your next pair of sneakers don’t have to be made from leather, you can try all sorts of materials like cork, felt, reinforced fabric, rubber..whatever inspires you!

If you would like to reserve a space for a £30 deposit and pay in installments, please select deposit below and then get in touch to tell me which date you would like to attend and we can organise a payment plan.

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