Shoe Making (16-18 Year Olds)
Dream of making your own shoes? Want to be the next Jimmy Choo? Join us for this five day intensive course where you will discover the techniques and skills used in making footwear. Gain practical, hand-on experience and leave the course wearing your very own customised sandals learning lots of techniques along the way...
Taught by: Nafi Mustafa.
Dream of making your own shoes?
Want to be the next Jimmy Choo?
Join us for this five day intensive course where you will discover the techniques and skills used in making footwear. Gain practical, hand-on experience and leave the course wearing your very own customised sandals learning lots of techniques along the way.
This course includes:
- Understanding leather quality and grades for sandal making
- Understanding of closing machine and techniques
- Technical aspects of strappy/strip sandals
- Footwear accessories, straps and how to attach fastenings
- Flip flop and toe post/thong styles
- Insole and sock preparations and treatments.
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
London College of Fashion joined forces with the world-renowned Cordwainers College in 2000, forming a union of unique specialist expertise in footwear and accessories. This collaboration has broadened LCF’s portfolio of specialist courses and since its formation has trained some of London’s most interesting shoe designers
Nafi Mustafa began his career at an early age working alongside his father who was a shoemaker. He studied at the Cordwainers College in East London where he gained a diploma in footwear design and a Royal Society of Arts bursaries and City & Guilds qualification in boot and shoe manufacturing. Following his graduation he ventured to Italy, where he trained and worked in the footwear industry, developing his appreciation and expertise in the craft of footwear. Shortly afterwards he worked with a range of brands including Bally of Switzerland, H&M Raynes, John Hlustik Design, Levis, Wrangler, Arrow and Clarks. He then went on to set up his own design consultancy company based in London, where he provided footwear manufacturers and tanners with a comprehensive range of design ideas for men’s women’s and children’s footwear, both in the UK and overseas.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- HB pencils, eraser and pencil sharpener