Make your own leather boots

November 22–24, 2024

Learn how to make your own pair of flat soled leather boots, fully unique and made on your feet!

During these days you will learn how to make a pattern for your feet and the style of shoe you want. We will transfer the pattern onto paper, and later onto leather. You will also learn how to stitch the shoes the right way.

Last but not least I will run you through the soling options. This part will have to be finished at home due to the drying time of the glue, but you will be provided with the rubber sole. Due to limited time in a course setting we will make boots that will reach just a little higher than your ankle, or lower.

You will leave with a pair of hand made and truly unique leather boots, plus the pattern and knowledge to make many more to come!


Teacher: Beke Olbers, tanner from the Netherlands

Course times: Friday-Sunday 10:00–18:00

Location: Brusaby, Brusabyvägen 2, Kimito, Finland

Course language: English, tutorial in Swedish and Finnish if needed

Materials: Materials as soles, glue and thread are included in the fee. You can choose to bring your own leather or buy at the course for an additional fee (20–100 €). Leather should preferably be cow or at least from a thicker skin that has little to now stretch. For a pair of shoes that will be a little higher than your ankles you would want to bring about 1 m² usable leather (this means leather of the same thickness and quality). More is always better.

Course fee: 175 € including costs for course, and materials as soles, glue and thread (leather not included).

Accomondation: 15 € /night in double room, 20 € / single room. Limited number of single rooms.

More information: / 358 44 022 6021

Deadline for registration: October 20, 2024 The course quickly filled up. A registration gives you a place on the waiting list.
Participants are admitted to the course in order of registration. The course needs 10 participants to start, maximum participants are 12. 



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