I CAN MAKE SHOES is a London shoe making school with a difference. Inspired by positivity and with a drive to do better Amanda Overs has created a unique set of workshops filled with energy, love and learning. The studio attracts local and international students interested in mastering the mysterious craft of hand making shoes and walking away with the ability to make their own shoes from home (No heavy machinery in sight!). From killer heels to retro brogues and beyond, the classes provide a space for people to be themselves and get immersed in the creative process, taking home a skill that will stay with them forever.
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A short video from I CAN MAKE SHOES showing how to make a quick and easy last bottom pattern. This method is suitable on any style of last. The last bottom pattern is used for making insoles and soles. www.icanmakeshoes.com/courses
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I CAN make shoes - 5 minute video showing how to make T-bar style sandals using the instructions on our online Sandal Making guide. Available to purchase from http://icanmakeshoes.com/shop/ Tutorial by: Amanda Luisa from www.icanmakeshoes.com Shot and edited by: www.andwhat.com
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I CAN MAKE SHOES - Short video showing how to make super simple patterns for sandals. You can follow the steps on how to make sandals using the instructions on our online Sandal Making guide. Available to purchase from http://icanmakeshoes.com/shop/
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In this video we will show you how to make a super simple pattern for a pair of classic unisex Derby shoes. This is a great non-technical method of pattern making, that can be easily repeated from home.
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In this video we will show you how to insert a thermoplastic toe puff stiffener into your shoe. The toe puff goes in the toe section of the shoes and is what keeps it in shape. You can buy the toe puff stiffeners from our online supply shop in packs of 5 x pairs. https://icanmakeshoes.com/online-learning/toe-puff/
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Quick video on how to make a super simple pattern for a high heel peep toe shoe.
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In this little video we are going to show you one of the most satisfying parts of the shoemaking process, adding the cork filler. Cork filler can be tricky to get a hold of especially in the US, so you could even try making your own by grinding up some cork and mixing it with some glue.
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People always ask us how to use water to wet mould veg tan leather around a last, so we thought we'd show you. Wet moulding can be used for so much more than shoes but its a particularly great way to create a heel section, like we've done in this video. Enjoy!
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Making your own sneakers from home has never been so easy. We've made this video to show you the easiest trick in the book to get the insole shape to match your soles. You can buy sneaker soles from our online supply shop. https://icanmakeshoes.com/online-learning/unisex-sneaker-soles-white/
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The Safety Beveller is one of our favourite skiving tools here at I Can Make Shoes. (We all call it the potato peeler). Skiving is the process of thinning out the leather and this hand tool makes it easier than ever to do from home. This little video shows you how to change the blade and how to use it for skiving and for cleaning up stacked leather soles. Hope you find it helpful.
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In this video we will show you how to insert a thermoplastic counter stiffener into your shoe. The counter is super important to the strength of the shoe at the back and keeps the foot in place. You can buy the counter stiffeners from our online supply shop in packs of 5 x pairs. https://icanmakeshoes.com/online-learning/counters/
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In this video we will show you how to make a super simple pattern for an ankle boot with a zip. This is a fantastic non-technical method of pattern making, that can be easily repeated from home.
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This is a game changer you guys! Shanked insole boards are near impossible to buy pre-made to fit your lasts, so we've made a video to show you how to adjust the shank to fit any height last. You can buy the shanked insole boards from our online supply shop. https://icanmakeshoes.com/online-learning/insoles-with-shank/
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Covering insoles can be done in so many different ways here we will show you the quick and easy way that we do it in our classes. This insole will still need to be drilled through at the back to attach the heels, so we would usually add an insole sock on top of this with some foam padding.
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