Two-day Private Shoe Making Workshop


Learn to make your very own pair of sandals from scratch in two days alongside designer Hetty Rose, hosted at her Kent studio in this private shoe making experience.

After choosing the style of shoe you would like to make from a selection - you will learn the basics of pattern cutting, choosing leathers and/or vintage Japanese kimono fabric to make your uppers, sewing, lasting and heel covering. You can decide to make a flat shoe, or a heeled shoe (options for heel heights below). We can accommodate fitting issues (wide/sensitive feet) and you will be expertly guided by Hetty through every stage, so no experience needed.

Sewing machine use is required (you can use the studio machine) and all materials and tools will be provided. You can bring along your own fabric if you would like to (please email hetty to double check suitability prior to the course). Hetty will need to know your shoe size and heel height you would like for your shoes prior to the course.

Heel height options: Flat (1cm stacked leather heel), mid height (5-7cm), high height (8-10cm).

The course will run at a leisurely pace at Hetty's Kent-based studio and there will be time for questions and demonstrations from Hetty. Refreshments will be provided. You will also receive a suppliers list and shoe making process sheet. Hetty will be on hand the extire experience to guide you through your shoe making journey offering her knowledge of 20 years making ladies shoes.

Date to be arranged: Hetty is very flexible with mid week/weekend appointments for your course throughout the year. Just get in touch for any further questions!