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Welted Moccasin Boot | October 2019
October 16 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm$325 – $650
This is a 5-day shoemaking class, in which we will all build a custom pair of welted moccasin boots with a Vibram outsole.
In this class we begin by making a casting of your foot (they will truly be custom built), then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting and skiving, stitching and assembly. We will be using industrial walking foot sewing machines in this class to assemble the uppers. Some sewing machine experience is helpful, but not required. Once the upper and sole are attached, we move on to closure, finishing and finally attaching and trimming the soles.
We cover a wide assortment of leather working techniques and tools in these classes, but at the heart of what I’m really sharing are a few simple methods of attaching upper to sole. The design or style of the upper is kind of secondary here; once you understand how to attach upper to sole on this pair you are free to let imagination run wild on your next!
I usually wear mine while adventuring in field and forest, or digging footings for fence posts. They’re my work boots. That being said, they are quite comfortable too! I recently made a pair of wooden skis, and these worked great as ski boots as well.
This pair of shoes could easily last you for the rest of your life if well taken care of!
Space is limited to 5-6 students per class and they fill quickly.
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