Intro to Shoemaking

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

This is a simple 1-day workshop for any person looking to learn the art of shoemaking. You will make a whole pair of shoes for yourself in ONE DAY! 


This beginner level course is designed so easy a caveman could do it. Students will learn how to handcraft their very own pair of shoes in their desired size. You will learn how to size feet, choose from high-quality materials, and use traditional shoemaking techniques to create your very own pair. This workshop has a maximum of 4 students so that each student will have time for individual attention.


All glues used in my studio are NON TOXIC and leathers are ethically sourced. If you would like to use vegan leathers, please indicate so at checkout or via email and I will send you a separate invoice of $50 to cover the cost of materials.


Please reach out with questions using the "Message Teacher" button below. Group discounts are available!


Style: Mule, men's & women's style/sizing available. Pictured is women's style, men's style is rounder similar to a dress shoe.


If you enjoy this course so much that you want to continue your studies in a more advanced way, please reach out to schedule a custom workshop.

What's Provided

Leather, tools, patterns, men's/women's styles

Cancellation Policy
Location
Alexandria Wills Studio
3423 W Fullerton Ave,
Chicago , IL , 60647

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time

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Alexandria Wills Studio

Price

$350 per Ticket

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* Registration closes 24 hours before event

$350 per Ticket

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

I am a custom shoemaker and artist living in Chicago. Check out my Instagram @alexandriawills and website alexandriawills.com to learn more about what I do.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Carla O.
    Reviewed on 01/21/19

    If you are a shoe lover and are looking for a class where somebody shows you how to make shoes from scratch, Intro to Shoemaking with Alexandria Wills is your class.
    I learned a lot of curious things about how to make shoes. She measures and explains you about your feet, then you choose the leather you want for your shoes. She is a young and very creative entrepreneur and knows a lot about Shoes, Bags, Leather and other materials business. The studio is very cozy, we spent all day there. I love my new pair of shoes and also we ended doing a belt-bag matching my shoes. It is a bit pricey comparing to other Dabble courses, but it's really worth it. I will definitely encourage you to try it. You leave the class with your customized pair of shoes and with a clear sense of how the business works. Also, I added my initials on the shoes and they look great. I will definitely come back !!

    If you are a shoe lover and are looking for a class where somebody shows you how to make shoes from scratch, Intro to Shoemaking with Alexandria Wills is your class.
    I learned a lot of curious things about how to make shoes. She measures and explains you about your feet, then you choose the leather you want for your shoes. She is a young and very creative entrepreneur and knows a lot about Shoes, Bags, Leather and other materials business. The studio is very cozy, we spent all day there. I love my new pair of shoes and also we ended doing a belt-bag matching my shoes. It is a bit pricey comparing to other Dabble courses, but it's really worth it. I will definitely encourage you to try it. You leave the class with your customized pair of shoes and with a clear sense of how the business works. Also, I added my initials on the shoes and they look great. I will definitely come back !!

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