$37 for Two-Hour Beginner Leather-Working 101 Class at Chicago School of Shoemaking ($75 Value)


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In a Nutshell

Students use provided materials to learn leather-working skills while creating cuffs, belts, clutches, and cases

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Students choose from 4–6 projects ranging from leather cuffs to cases and belts. After instructors provide a variety of leathers, hardware, and tools, they teach techniques such as attaching rivets, eyelets, and snaps. Click to view the class schedule and a list of frequently asked questions.

Chicago School of Shoemaking

Sara McIntosh—the master cobbler behind the Chicago School of Shoemaking—draws on more than 35 years of experience in her craft. Among the things that make the school unique is that they teach their own version of the out-stitch shoemaking technique. Preferred by artisans who prize sustainability over industrial methods, that approach adapts easily to smaller shops with very few elves.

Sewing machines and wooden tables await eager hands inside the school. While an exhaust hood keeps the air fresh, students work away at footwear ranging from moccasins and sandals to desert boots. Instructors also teach leather-working techniques that produce stylish jewelry and handbags.

Customer Reviews

Great, small class. Exactly what I was hoping for.
Nate C. · May 20, 2014
Sara is a wonderful teacher.
Michele L. · November 18, 2013
Thank you guys! I love my purse! I'm coming back for shoes!
Katarzyna D. · October 2, 2013
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