Make a pair of leather sneakers in a day

Impress yourself with your own skills in this workshop. Build yourself a pair of bespoke leather sneakers in one day!

Join your host in their Bristol studio for a day of craft - it will be a fun yet challenging way to build new skills.

What you will learn:

  • How to cut out leather from a pattern
  • How to punch holes in leather
  • How to use a variety of leatherwork tools
  • How to hand stitch leather to the sole
  • How to fit the leather uppers to your foot
  • How to fit metal eyelets to the leather

What's included:

  • A wide range of responsibly-sourced Italian coloured leather to choose from
  • Metal eyelets
  • Rubber sneaker soles in a wide range of sizes and in a choice of black, white and natural
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits. (You will need to bring a packed lunch or else there are lots of lovely cafes nearby for lunch)

Please let your host know your shoe size before attending the event - you can message them directly through the Yuup platform:

Shoe size vs length of sole (cm)

  • 36 - 23.9

  • 37 - 24.6

  • 38 - 25.1

  • 39 - 25.8

  • 40 - 26.5

  • 41 - 27.2

  • 42 - 27.9

  • 43 - 28.5

  • 44 - 29.1

  • 45 - 29.9

  • 46 - 30.5

  • 47 - 31.2

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (Must be over 16) £160

How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Sole sizes 36 to 47 (inclusive) available
  • This workshop requires some hand strength and may be unsuitable for people with reduced mobility or hand strength
  • Address: Leather Needle Thread Studio 1, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5PT
  • Some off-street parking but not guaranteed
  • Plenty of buses go up and down Cheltenham Road, get off at Montpelier High School stop
  • 30 minute walk from Cabot Circus car parks/ 40 minute walk from Temple Meads train station
  • More questions? Message your host

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

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Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Leather Needle Thread.