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Introduction to Shoemaking

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Learn the art of shoemaking from artist and designer Emily Putterman-Handler at 92nd Street Y. Discover the basics of working with leather and shaping tools as you design and create your own stylish backless mule shoes. Perfect for beginners looking to explore the world of shoemaking.

(1072) Beginner 18 and older
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2-day Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Brooklyn Shoe Space @ 87 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of shoemaking and create custom-designed mules. Master the basics of modifying a standard mule pattern, cutting materials, and sole-ing your creations. All tools and supplies are provided for this beginner-friendly course.

(191) All levels 15 and older
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Shoemaking: Ballerina Flats and Pumps (Intermediate)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Take your shoemaking skills to the next level with this intermediate course at 92nd Street Y. Discover the art of creating beautiful ballerina flats and pumps, learning techniques such as pattern making, upper construction, and incorporating essential components for a professional finish. Collaborate with industry experts to ensure your creations are street-ready.

(1072) Intermediate 18 and older
$425

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5-Day Intensive Dream Shoe Making Workshop

Brooklyn Shoe Space @ 87 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of crafting your custom footwear. From shoes to boots to sneakers, this intensive workshop will teach you the techniques and skills needed to design and construct your dream pair of shoes. Join us for this hands-on experience and let your creativity shine!

(191) Beginner 15 and older
$2,800

5 sessions

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Espadrille Making Workshop

Brooklyn Shoe Space @ 87 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY

Craft your own stylish espadrille footwear tailored to your unique taste and fit in our workshop. From sandals to slides, immerse yourself in a day of stitching and creativity as you bring your design to life. With all materials provided and sizes available, step into summer with a personalized pair made by you.

(191) Beginner 15 and older
$300
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3-Day Stiletto

Learn the art of crafting high heels from scratch in this intensive workshop. Discover the secrets of design, pattern making, stitching, lasting, and more as you create stunning stiletto shoes. All materials and components are included.

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  • 15 and older
  • $1,300
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  • 87 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • 21 hours over 3 sessions

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What you'll learn in this shoemaking class:

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. To make this accelerated class possible, we will minimize the steps by using pre-existing components using a pointy toe last. At this moment, If your design idea is not a pointy toe, please take a 5-day intensive course. Otherwise, you will have more work to do, and may run out of time as you will make everything from scratch, including the components.

  • Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers. Start stitching uppers.
  • Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting, preferably finish lasting.
  • Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition.

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height.

For other toe shapes and heel heights, please take the 5-day intensive course.

BKSS Tote bag is included in the course.

We have high heel stiletto making kits on our webshop for you to make them at home too!

Refund Policy

All classes and workshops are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Class Make-up Policy

For multiple-day classes, if you have to miss a day, you are responsible for getting the information that will catch you up on missed information during the class hours. Any additional time you will need to finish the project due to your absence shall be signed-up as a studio-hour session at a $150/day rate.

We take your safety seriously. With COVID-19, circumstances may change quickly, at the last minute. Please communicate with us, if you are traveling from afar. We expect that you will be healthy, and that if you feel sick slightly, you will let us know and we will postpone the course. We will have hand sanitizers, surface wipes, we will wash hands frequently, and each student will have their own tool box to use during the course. Any shared equipment will be cleaned in between use.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Shoe Space (191)

(4.6-star rating across 191 reviews)
  • 3-Day Stiletto

    Reviewed by George B. on 5/21/2018
    i would do it againg! Bonnie taught us with so much patience and great skills. 100% recommended
  • 3-Day Stiletto

    Anonymous review on 1/17/2018
  • 3-Day Stiletto

    Reviewed by Daniela P. on 7/19/2017
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Students have had positive experiences with classes at 3-Day Stiletto, praising the patient and skilled teaching style of Bonnie. They highly recommend the classes, mentioning the amazing teachers and the opportunity to learn valuable skills. The classes are suitable for beginners, with options ranging from half-day to full-week courses focusing on various types of footwear. Quotes: 1. "Bonnie taught us with so much patience and great skills." 2. "Amazing teachers and wonderful learning opportunities!" 3. "Their new location on Roebling St is much larger than their old location, but it's the same amazing people."

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Question from Sindy S.
Hi, I wear a size 4 in women's (I have tiny feet!). Will I still find a last in this size?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sindy! They have limited shoe Last sizes but they do have size 4 lasts. Do you know if you have wide feet or narrow or normal-ish feet? They had a student who had 4 extra wide. She ended up ordering a last, with toe shapes she likes and for the style she wished to make. They have a few pointy/almond toe with a heel that’s maybe 2-2.5 inch heel.
Answer from Sindy S.
Great! I'm normal-ish, not super wide, pointy with 2-2.5 inch heel is perfect, sometimes 3 inches can be a little taxing!
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Question from Mr. F.
Hello! I'm going to purchase my place in class. I would like to purchase some leather for my project in the class. I would like to know the thickness I will need, & I'm interested in making a size 9 stiletto. Do you have a materials list, or is it possible to email or speak to an instructor?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! For stilettoes, you don’t want anything too thick. Kid suede, kidskin, calf skins are a good thick. All components and materials, including upper and lining, are included in the tuition. You will choose from the materials available in the studio. If you'd like to use your own materials, please bring them with you.
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Question from Mr. F.
Hello, I'm interested in making a pair of size 9 stilettos will you have the last? Also, I would like to bring some materials but don't know what will be needed, I'm interested in the leather upper.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Brooklyn Shoe Space does have a last that fits your size and they have a variety of leathers. You can bring something to use for your shoes if you would like. Any leather, fabric, trims. Hope this helps!
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Question from Sierra Latrice M.
Hello, I wear a women's size 13, is a last available for me to make my shoe size?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sierra! Yes, they do have women’s size 13.
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Question from George B.
Hello, I’m interested in taking the stilettos class, can I make a pair of heels for men's size 12?
Answer from Angelica B. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Yes, you can make a size 12 heels!
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Brooklyn Shoe Space

Brooklyn Shoe Space's mission is to offer a fully equipped studio space for shoemakers, to be a reliable resource for shoe designers, to encourage creativity in our community through fun educational programming, and to make shoemaking accessible to a wider audience.

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