Shoemaking Workshop

    Design and make your own bespoke espadrilles from reclaimed leather in our social enterprise studio

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    3 hour workshop

    All levels welcome

    Spitalfields City Farm, E1

    What you'll learn

    Design and make your own bespoke espadrilles from reclaimed leather in our social enterprise studio!

    In this three-hour workshop, you'll design and craft your own handmade pair of leather espadrilles.

    • Choose from our stock of leather reclaimed from local factory offcuts
    • Choose your style and cut out your pattern (choose from full shoe, slide, or sandals)
    • Learn to shape and pin the shoe to the sole
    • Handstitch the leather to the sole with waxed linen thread

    Our experienced makers offer expert instruction and support, and everyone walks out in their own pair of shoes - all materials provided and no experience necessary! We use premium jute soles sourced from southern Spain, which are thicker, more robust, and comfier than any other espadrille sole we've seen, so you'll be sure to love wearing your shoes.

    We hold our workshop at Spitalfields City Farm, near Shoreditch High Street Station. Each workshop includes drinks, snacks, and local lunch from the farm. If the weather's nice during warmer months we'll be outside in the kitchen garden, otherwise we'll be inside their lovely yurt (with a wood-burning stove if needed!).

    Juta Shoes is a social enterprise making handcrafted sustainable leather espadrilles in London, supporting local women into work.

    We can also run our shoemaking workshops as bridal parties, teambuilding away days, or birthday parties - just get in touch about booking an anytime class!

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    Sun 7 Jan, 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Sat 13 Jan, 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Sun 21 Jan, 11:00am - 2:00pm

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    Instead of having regular timetabled classes, I run this class around your schedule.

    • You need to be a group of 2
    • I need 3 days notice
    • I can do any day that works for you
    • I can teach you at a location of your choosing

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    Class location

    Spitalfields City Farm, Shoreditch

    Buxton Street

    E1 5AR



    Beth25 October 2017

    A brilliant workshop tucked away in yurt in Spitalfields city farm. There was loads of leather to choose from, meaning everyone got the colour they wanted. Brilliant teaching and a gorgeous location. I will 100% be back.

    Sophie25 October 2017

    This was such a great activity! The workshop was located in a cute bell tent in the middle of a city farm - with actual pigs, goats, donkeys!!! Our teacher was so patient and instructed us in a detailed way and there were so many leathers to choose from! Loved my shoes and this social enterprise!!!!

    Cecilia29 September 2017

    The workshop was great! I left with a pair of self made espadrilles, really nice. Joana and Hafiza were very nice and helpful, and taught very well. They had to change the venue, but it was a very nice environment . I loved the food! Would definitely recommend it.

    About your host, Juta Shoes

    Juta Shoes is a social enterprise creating handcrafted sustainable leather espadrilles in London. We support local women who face barriers to work and train them to become artisan shoemakers. Our passionate, experienced makers teach our shoemaking classes, using premium leather reclaimed from local factory offcuts and eco-friendly jute soles from Spain.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.