Make Your Own Leather Sneakers in a Day Workshop

 Making a pair of pink leather sneakers

Customised black and white leather sneaker workshop

Making a pair of green leather sneakers

 

 

BUILD YOURSELF A PAIR OF NEW LEATHER SNEAKERS

Join me on in my Bristol studio in Montpelier for a day of making and craft yourself your own pair of bespoke leather sneakers or chukkas.  This is a fun yet challenging day of learning new skills.  There is a maximum of 4 people in this workshop giving you plenty of opportunity for one to one attention and learning.  

You can customise your sneakers and choose from the following -

  • loads of coloured leather in bright and muted tones
  • 3 colours of rubber sneaker sole - black, white and natural rubber
  • 2 styles of sneakers - high tops or low tops

 

This workshop requires a degree of strength in the hands and may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility or strength in their hands (cutting/hand-sewing leather and punching stitching holes in the leather is hard work!)

DATE AND TIMINGS

Wednesday 18th January from 10am to 3.30pm with half hour break for lunch. 

Friday 12th May from 10am to 3.30pm with half hour break for lunch. 

HOW TO BOOK 

All workshop places can be booked through the Yuup Bristol website.  Click the button below.  

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to cut out leather from a pattern
  • How to punch holes in leather
  • How to use a variety of leatherwork tools
  • How to hand stitch leather uppers to the rubber soles
  • How to fit the leather uppers to your foot 
  • How to attach eyelets to the leather using a specialist hand press tool. 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A wide range of responsibly-sourced Italian coloured leather to choose from 
  • A choice of high quality white, black and natural rubber sneaker soles
  • Solid brass, black or chrome eyelets.
  • shoe laces.
  • A wide selection of recycled nylon thread to attach your leather uppers to the rubber soles. 
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits
  • You will need to bring a packed lunch or else there are lots of fabulous cafe's nearby for lunch

 

SIZES OF THE SOLES

Please read the sizes carefully as they may vary from your regular shoe size.  You will want to add about 5mm to 10mm to your foot length to get the correct size.  Let me know if you're unsure - hello@leatherneedlethread.com.  

 Shoe size vs length of sole (cm)

  • 36 - 23.9

  • 37 - 24.6

  • 38 - 25.1

  • 39 - 25.8

  • 40 - 26.5

  • 41 - 27.2

  • 42 - 27.9

  • 43 - 28.5

  • 44 - 29.1

  • 45 - 29.9

  • 46 - 30.5

  • 47 - 31.2

 

WORKSHOP LOCATION

Leather Needle Thread
Studio 1
9 Bath Buildings
Bristol
BS6 5PT

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All workshop places can be booked through the Yuup Bristol website.  Click the button below.