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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles by Juta Shoes - crafts in London
shoe-making classes in London
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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles by Juta Shoes - crafts in London
shoe-making classes in London

Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles

by Juta Shoes

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

Shoe Making Class

3 hour workshop

All levels welcome

Shoreditch E1

Classes

3 hour workshop

Daytime

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
  • Cut out your pattern, 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.

Each workshop includes drinks, snacks, and local East London lunch. If the weather's nice during warmer months we might be outside, otherwise we'll be somewhere cosy indoors.

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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Sat 28 Jul, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Shoreditch, E1 5AR
Sat 4 Aug, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Shoreditch, E1 5AR
Sat 11 Aug, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Shoreditch, E1 5AR

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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Reviews (6)
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Beth
25 Oct
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.
Sophie
25 Oct
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!!!!

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Beth
25 Oct
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.
Sophie
25 Oct
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!!!!
29 Sep
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.
Raniya
22 Jan
I really enjoyed this workshop with Juta Shoes! Hafiza knew everything there is to know about making espadrilles and was a great teacher. The leather and materials were recycled, high-quality offcuts. I recommend this fun workshop. Thank you so much. I love the furry slippers/espadrilles that I made.
Emilie
27 Mar
All I can say about this workshop is wow! I has such a pleasant morning with Juta Shoes and I love what I made!!! We even had lunch included which was such a treat. The ladies themselves are super lovely and the setting in the farm is magically - highly recommend!
Umanda
8 Apr
A wonderful way to spend Saturday morning! A lovely setting, great instruction and marvellous company. Will be back!

Class location

Buxton Street
Spitalfields City Farm
London

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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles by Juta Shoes - crafts in London

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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Notes

Accessibility: Our experience requires grip strength and good vision, and we host in various locations with various physical accessibility standards. If you have any particular access needs please get in touch as we'd be very happy to work with you to make our experience work for you. Children of all ages welcome to attend with their parents (our teachers often bring their kids along)!

Requirements

The minimum age for this workshop is 15, but younger children very welcome to come along as guests.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles
by Juta Shoes
3 hour workshop
£80 per person
Flexitime
£80 per person
3 hour workshop
from £80 per person