Beginning Shoe Making 101 - "Cupsole" Class

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In this private 1-on-1 Beginning Shoe Making 101 class you will spend 5 days learning the methods and techniques to construct your own fully handmade pair of cupsole sneakers. No prior shoemaking or sewing knowledge is necessary to attend, you will learn all the skills required in class. Upon completing the class you will have designed, patterned and constructed your own pair of sneakers as well as learned the skills needed to further your craft into different projects.

Cost of class: $700.00


Class Syllabus:

-Taping the last


-Pattern making

-Material selection

-Tracing patterns onto materials

-Clicking (cutting materials)




-Stiching outsole by hand


Class Duration: 5 Days, from 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Beyond Material Studio (Libertyville, IL)

Skill Level Required: No prior shoemaking or sewing experience is required.


All materials will be supplied for you including 1 pair of cupsoles in your size, leather/textiles, patterns, toe puff, heel counters and all other internal components are included and will be provided for you. You will also be provided a tool kit with everything you need to continue making shoes after class has finished that is yours to keep. You are welcome to supply your own materials as well.

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