2-Day Pump Workshop

The wardrobe staple you can make yourself! 🌟

Step into the world of shoemaking with our exciting pump workshop!

Ballet pumps and flats are the most popular shoes of the season and this workshop is your chance to make your own pair of everyday spring shoes. 🌸

2-Day Pump Workshop

Regular price£495.00
Tax included (UK customers only). For international customers, your local tax rate will be applied at checkout. Shipping calculated at checkout.

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Over the two days, you'll be guided by experienced instructors through every step of the shoemaking process. From cutting and stitching to finishing, you'll learn the skills needed to create your own pair of stylish pumps.

Choose one of 3 classic flat pump styles to make on the day using your pick from our beautiful selection of leathers. 🤩

Don't miss this opportunity to learn a new skill and create something truly special. Join us for two days of creativity and shoemaking magic!

Workshop Structure

This workshop runs for 2 consecutive days from 10am to 4pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

Day 1 Pump Workshop

Day 1

On Day 1, you will choose your shoe style and your leather and dive straight into cutting and stitching the uppers of your shoes. Next, you will last your linings and add in some stiffeners. This is where the shoes really start to take shape.

Day 2 Pump Workshop

Day 2

On Day 2, you will finish lasting your uppers into the shape of the shoes and then you will smooth out the base of the insole ready to attach your soles. We will also add in a foam insole for extra comfort and do any finishing touches.

What styles can I choose from?

During this course you'll have time to make one pair of shoes. Below is a list of styles you can choose to make during this workshop.

Classic Ballet Flat

Size Range: EU 34 - 44 / UK 1 - 11 / US 4 - 14
Heel Height: 1.5 cm / 0.5 inch


Size Range: EU 34 - 44 / UK 1 - 11 / US 4 - 14
Heel Height: 1.5 cm / 0.5 inch


Size Range: EU 34 - 44 / UK 1 - 11 / US 4 - 14
Heel Height: 1.5 cm / 0.5 inch

Smoking Slipper

Size Range: EU 34 - 44 / UK 1 - 11 / US 4 - 14
Heel Height: 1.5 cm / 0.5 inch


I Can Make Shoes

The Pill Box,
115 Coventry Road,
London E2 6GH,
United Kingdom

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Did you know?

Our in-person workshops are in high demand and often sell out. If our course dates are all sold out and you would like to get started right away then our Online Footwear Masterclass might be perfect for you.

Inside, we have over 50 hours of pre-recorded lessons. They are super easy to follow, include a free shoemaking kit, and cover a range of styles including boots, sneakers, sandals, mules, heels, etc.

On top of this, the course also has a huge library of tutorials (145 videos to be exact) on things like custom fitting, working with different materials, and general shoemaking tips & tricks.

Discover more details about our online Footwear Masterclass here.

Additional Information & FAQs

Any questions?
Reach out to us at info@icanmakeshoes.com

Our sizes range from:

EU 34 / UK 1 / US 4
EU 44 / UK 11 / US 14.

Find out what size you are in our shoemaking lasts (shoe blocks) by following our size guide here.

Yes! We can accommodate wider-than-average feet in our workshop.

When you book onto the workshop, we will reach out to you asking for your foot length and width measurements. We will prepare your lasts (shoe blocks) in advance, so it's important that you give us as much of an accurate measurement as possible.

Please note that if you suffer from any medical conditions that contribute to your feet being wider than average, it's best to reach out to us beforehand as there are certain limitations regarding what we can and cannot achieve in our workshops. 😊

Please note that we are not podiatrists. You are more than welcome to bring your orthotics, insoles or arch support with you to the workshop. However we cannot guarantee that your orthotics will fit and/or be suitable with regards to the design you choose to make. We do not teach how to make your own orthotics or arch support in our 2-day workshop.

Our 2-day workshop is quite a fast-paced workshop. As we prepare each students' lasts (shoe blocks), patterns and insoles in advance, you must select a design from our selection above.

At this time, we cannot accommodate design tweaks or changes during the workshop. Thanks so much for your understanding!

Our workshops are designed for total beginners.

If you're an experienced or advanced shoemaker, this workshop may not meet your requirements. It's best to reach out to us beforehand at info@icanmakeshoes.com to discuss your expectations.

In our 2-day workshops, your shoe patterns will be prepared for you ahead of time. You will be able to take your shoe patterns with you at the end of the workshop.

We always recommend to use leather for your first ever pair of shoes, as vegan materials can be difficult to work with.

Before booking your spot, it's best to reach out to us at info@icanmakeshoes.com to discuss your requirements.

We have a strict no-refund policy on all of our in-person workshops.

If you have booked onto one of our in-person workshops and would like to reschedule to a later date, you must give us a minimum of 2 weeks notice. We will accommodate a date change where possible. Please note that we are unable to reschedule your attendance if you give us less than 2 weeks notice.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the entirety of the workshop you booked onto, we are unable to compensate you for any missed time or reschedule you to a later date.