$39 for Four One-Hour Slipper-Making Classes at How To Make Boots From Your Garage ($79 Value)

Boerum Hill

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In a Nutshell

Create plaster casts of your feet and learn how to sew custom-designed slippers at a workshop in a full shoe-production facility

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Material not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $39 for four one-hour slipper-making classes (a $79 value)

Students learn to craft comfortable footwear in small classes that focus on machine use and production techniques. Each student creates a plaster cast of their own feet, enabling them to sew a pair of slippers custom-designed to fit their paws. Classes take place in an actual shoe-production facility.

How To Make Boots From Your Garage

Olivier Rabbath of How To Make Boots From Your Garage outfits his students with both the knowledge and skills to create footwear that help them comfortably walk about town in style. An experienced shoemaker who was included in the 2012 Smithsonian Craft2Wear exhibit, he leads a number of production classes that show students how to create their own pairs of boots, slippers, or shoes from leather and other materials. His goal for each class is to make his students so efficient in the footwear-creation process that they can stop buying shoes from retailers or even become skilled enough to earn a steady living and eventually quit their jobs fighting crime at night. When not hosting classes, Olivier's workspace serves as a full shoe-production facility for himself and other professionals.


  • “What a fantastic and patient teacher! I've already signed up for phase 2 classes!”

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