Private Tuition


Get on the shoe making fast track. We offer private shoemaking tuition for those of you who; would rather one-on-one learning, would like to top up on your skills or have a shoe design that might not fall into one of our other courses. Private tuition is suitable for total beginners or students who have some shoemaking experience and want to brush up on a particular aspect. 

Private tuition is also great for those of us that want to address certain fitting issues. Whether it be wide feet, bunions or high arches you would be surprised at how straightforward it is to accommodate for these when making shoes of your own. 

Private tuition schedules are tailored to each student individually, but as a guide you would require a minimum of 2 days to complete 1 x pair of shoes.

Please scroll down to the 'course breakdown' section to view some examples of what can be taught in these sessions.

Private tuition is available on weekdays only. You can choose to block your dates together or they can be spread out over a period of time that suits you.

If you are feeling a little lost with your options or to request some dates that suit you please get in touch.

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Price Per Day. 10am - 4pm (1 hour break)
  • Price Per Day. 10am - 4pm (1 hour break)
  • London
  • Included
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Private tuition is flexible so we can tailor it to suit your needs. Below are some examples of what is achievable with each day of Private Tuition, but please don't hesitate to get in contact with your ideas.  1 x Day - Pattern making for beginners to advanced. 1 x Day - Guidance on footwear design, introduction to specification sheets for factory production and Adobe software. 1 x Day - Bag making 1 x Day - Sandal making 2 x Days - Make a pair of shoes from scratch (the same content that is covered in our 3 day intensive shoemaking course). 3 - 4 Days - Learn to make a pair of heels, sandals and advanced patternmaking.
All of the materials are included in the price, however if you have something special you would like to use feel free to bring it along with you. We use the highest quality leather, with a range of colours to choose from. We also have vegan alternatives including Piñatex available. If you are vegan please let us know beforehand so we are suitably prepared. For a full list of supplies, visit our supply list.
Our studio is located a short walk from Bethnal Green underground station in East London. The Pill Box Studios is a hub for all things creative, including shoe making! The closest hotels in the area are Travelodge (1 min walk away, cheap and cheerful) and The East London Hotel (5 min walk away, a more boutique stay). There are cafe options for lunch nearby including Carmel by the Green, Second Shot Coffee, Starbucks and Sainsbury's as well as The Pill Box cafe. The Pill Box Studios, Unit G05, 115 Coventry Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 6GG Phone:+44 (0)207 183 4174