Shoe making & pattern cutting courses for year 2020

I have scheduled 3 shoe making & pattern making courses for the year 2020, The courses are 3 weeks long, 5 days a week, 10 am to 4 pm plus two hours of shop practice every day after class, (sewing, skiving or simply reading rare books on shoe making available at the shop)

Two pairs of shoes from pattern making to finishing will be made during the course, The students will use their own feet measures to make their shoes using lasts from my collection, Having a pair of your own lasts is always a good idea, But the aim of the course is to install the love of shoe making and a practical guide of how they are made, Imitation is encouraged at this time, The course is hands on, I will show and demonstrate and expect the students to watch, retain and follow, I will correct when needed, Keep in mind that making mistakes is part of the learning curve.

Tools, leather and materials are provided for the duration of the course.

Cost is $3000.00 Canadian, %50 advance payment required to book a seat. The class will be held at the new, spacious studio in friendly east Hamilton.

Here are the dates for the year 2020 Shoe making & pattern making courses:

1- March 16. 2020 to April 03. 2020

2- April 20. 2020 to May 08. 2020

3- June 01. 2020 to June 19. 2020

For more information, Please call or email me at:

416 778 7012

196 kenilworth ave, N. Hamilton, ON. L8h4S2 Canada.

  • Due to Corona virus pandemic, We have canceled/ postponed our March 16, 2020 shoemaking class after a week and putting on hold the April 20. 2020 course until further notice.

Nasser Vies