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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureMake Your Own Sneakers
5(9 reviews)
Revolutionary shoe making system. This offers a meaningful ethical solution to our desire for multiple designed shoes.
Homerton
£190 pp
5hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Make your very own sneakers over two sessions. Let your style free and design a wild and wonderful pair of sneakers.

Day 1 includes: -Deciding on your shoe style -Cutting the pattern -Designing details -Choosing and cutting leather

Day 2 includes: -Understanding construction -Learning to hand stitch leather -Assembling your shoes

Walk off with your super ethical, environmentally friendly sneakers.

Select from our collection of hundreds of colours in 100% reclaimed leather. Organic tea, coffee and biscuits are provided in our workshop powered by 100% renewable energy.

Instructions: 1) It is not complicated but it can be exhausting. Bring some…

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Latest Reviews
5(9 reviews)
Alex - October 17th
Eli is an absolute angel! Her positive, energetic vibe & willingness to support and help you at every stage of the sneaker making class, made the entire experience so fun and seamless! The time has passed so quickly and at the end I felt like I had known how to make shoes since forever! I would definitely recommnend her as teacher. She's patient, fun and knowledgeable which makes a great mix for anyone who'd like to get into this craft. I might go for a second class myself in the future!
Alex - October 17th
Eli is an absolute angel! Her positive, energetic vibe & willingness to support and help you at every stage of the sneaker making class, made the entire experience so fun and seamless! The time has passed so quickly and at the end I felt like I had known how to make shoes since forever! I would definitely recommnend her as teacher. She's patient, fun and knowledgeable which makes a great mix for anyone who'd like to get into this craft. I might go for a second class myself in the future!
Gwen - October 15th
I have made a few things with Eli now. I always have a lovely time, chatting and drinking tea. I'm amazed at how her designs and instructions make making these beautiful items seem so easy!
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Your Teacher
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Love and Salvage is trying to plug a gap - creating durable fashion accessories from waste materials and teaching others the skills to do the same!

Working with leather and bag and shoe making is easy. The workshops demystify techniques so that students leave with the knowledge to approach their own more complex projects.

We work with local furniture businesses collecting their waste leathers and fabrics to turn into accessories. So students have a huge range of trendy colours and textures to choose from. All abilities are supported in small classes in the designers own home.

Class Location
Love and Salvage
Homerton
60 Kenworthy Road
E9 5RA
London
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Reviews

Alex - October 17th
Eli is an absolute angel! Her positive, energetic vibe & willingness to support and help you at every stage of the sneaker making class, made the entire experience so fun and seamless! The time has passed so quickly and at the end I felt like I had known how to make shoes since forever! I would definitely recommnend her as teacher. She's patient, fun and knowledgeable which makes a great mix for anyone who'd like to get into this craft. I might go for a second class myself in the future!
Alex - October 17th
Eli is an absolute angel! Her positive, energetic vibe & willingness to support and help you at every stage of the sneaker making class, made the entire experience so fun and seamless! The time has passed so quickly and at the end I felt like I had known how to make shoes since forever! I would definitely recommnend her as teacher. She's patient, fun and knowledgeable which makes a great mix for anyone who'd like to get into this craft. I might go for a second class myself in the future!
Gwen - October 15th
I have made a few things with Eli now. I always have a lovely time, chatting and drinking tea. I'm amazed at how her designs and instructions make making these beautiful items seem so easy!
Gwen - October 15th
I have made a few things with Eli now. I always have a lovely time, chatting and drinking tea. I'm amazed at how her designs and instructions make making these beautiful items seem so easy!
Gwen - October 15th
I have made a few things with Eli now. I always have a lovely time, chatting and drinking tea. I'm amazed at how her designs and instructions make making these beautiful items seem so easy!
Jon Maries - October 13th
I designed some overcomplicated (my fault) sneakers and Eli helped me realise my dreams! She is so friendly, supportive and encouraging and kept the conversation flowing throughout the epic sessions (my fault again!). I have a totally banging pair of trainers as a result but the whole experience is to be totally recommended. Thanks so much
Yasmin - June 18th
My partner and I did an online, two-day sneaker workshop with Eli, and we learned everything we needed to make a pair of sneakers from scratch. I still can't believe we did it! Eli is super lovely and inspiring, and she took us step-by-step through the process of envisioning sneakers, choosing colors, cutting out patterns and following them, sewing and painting the details of the shoes, punching holes for eyelets, and lastly, sewing the leather upper into the rubber sole. Eli provided everything we needed to create the sneakers and was a wonderful teacher from start to finish. I was so happy with the final product, and I felt like I made a new friend in the process. This is truly a special experience. This workshop is phenomenal!
Beth Hoskins - June 17th
I recently did the sneaker making workshop with Eli and it was so great. There were loads of different leathers and paints to choose from so the design options were endless. Eli was a great teacher, especially when I struggled to get the hang of the sewing machine, and was the perfect balance of leaving me to get on with it and helping whenever asked. Really love my shoes and am sure they will get lots of compliments when I wear them.
Beth Hoskins - June 17th
I recently did the sneaker making workshop with Eli and it was so great. There were loads of different leathers and paints to choose from so the design options were endless. Eli was a great teacher, especially when I struggled to get the hang of the sewing machine, and was the perfect balance of leaving me to get on with it and helping whenever asked. Really love my shoes and am sure they will get lots of compliments when I wear them.