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Chicago School of Shoemaking

3717 North Ravenswood Avenue #113, Chicago

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

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

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Natetop reviewer
13 ratings8 reviews
May 20, 2014
Great, small class. Exactly what I was hoping for.
adinatop reviewer
17 ratings6 reviews1 photos
March 27, 2014
Wear comfy clothes and shoes.
5 ratings1 reviews
November 18, 2013
Sara is a wonderful teacher.
Katarzynatop reviewer
49 ratings31 reviews
October 2, 2013
Thank you guys! I love my purse! I'm coming back for shoes!
apriltop reviewer
15 ratings6 reviews
January 16, 2012
the class was fantastic. I had alot of fun and the instructor was very patient. The only thing I would change was changing the class title to jewelry and accessory making
JILLtop reviewer
23 ratings19 reviews
January 11, 2012
This was an absolutely stellar experience. Sarah, the owner and ever-so-lovely artist watched over and guided the madcap grouponics who arrived with the patience of an angel. She courageously allowed us access to a veritable Universe of tools and leather pieces, inviting full creative freedom while still offering specific guidance and information. 4.5 stars from me. JIll Siler. I'd love to show you what I made!
6 ratings4 reviews
January 8, 2012
What a great experience! Sarah and her shop are as interesting as her instruction!

About This Deal

Making something from scratch is uniquely rewarding and imparts a sense of fulfillment that sheep-cloning scientists will never know. Get a PhD in creativity with this Groupon.

The Deal

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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Online appointment required; subject to availability. 28-day cancellation notice required. Must be 16 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.