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Stitch Your Own Shoes (Espadrilles)

Singapore, Singapore

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Experience hosted by Lixian Lisa

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Within a few hours, you will be able to construct your own pair of shoes (espadrilles in this case) by picking from a selection of leather in the studio (if you have your own material or would like to go the non-leather route, I will be happy to suggest alternative materials). From there, you can decide on a style you would like to pick then cut and stitch your own pair of shoes onto the soles provided (made out of jute and rubber (so it will be slip free). The types of style you get to make are the mule, sandal or slip-on as shown in the images*.

I have collected leather from various sources, mostly reclaimed from different projects to offcuts from manufacturers. While stitching your shoes, we can either chat or indulge in the refreshments provided.

The timing of the experience is just indicative, you can stay as along as you need to finish your shoes and also, the start time is flexible

*Note: If there are other styles of shoes you would like to make like the full shoe or sneaker style, there will be additional charges as it requires more time to create the item.
Other things to note
After booking, send me your shoe size (EU or UK). You can send me your foot measurements as well if you are unsure of the sizes.
Within a few hours, you will be able to construct your own pair of shoes (espadrilles in this case) by picking from a selection of leather in the studio (if you have your own material or would like to go the non-leather route, I will be happy to suggest alternative materials). From there, you can decide on a style you would like to pick then cut and stitch your own pair of shoes onto the soles provided (made out of jute and rubber (so it will be…

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What's included

  • Food
    I will just provide snacks, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat...
  • Drinks
    No alcohol will be served. For soda, let me know what you prefer after book...
  • Equipment
    The tools and materials will be available to use during the session. You ch...
From £58
/ person
Sun, 20 Dec
11:00 - 16:00
£58 per person
£58 per person
Tue, 29 Dec
11:00 - 16:00
£58 per person
£58 per person

Meet your host, Lixian Lisa

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 105 Reviews
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My name is Lisa from Lisa Teng Studios. During the past few years, I studied Footwear Design and Making in London, UK. Moving back to tropical Singapore, I worked with a maker space and started running my own company, taking on customisation orders for small leather products and making more footwear (shoe) for customers and running experiences (workshops). I enjoy forming new ideas by combining traditional and modern techniques and creating new products for short workshops such as making espadrilles (plus more products coming up!). Plus, I like conversing with participants, bouncing ideas.
My name is Lisa from Lisa Teng Studios. During the past few years, I studied Footwear Design and Making in London, UK. Moving back to tropical Singapore, I worked with a maker space and started running my own company, taking on customisation orders for small leather products and making more footwear (shoe) for customers and running experiences (workshops). I enjoy forming new ideas by combining traditional and modern techniques and creating new products for short workshops such as making espadri…
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Where you'll be

The venue is opposite a synagogue, a brand new property.

If you feel it will be difficult to navigate to the venue, I am willing to meet you at any of the MRT stations (Dhoby Ghaut station or Fort Canning station). Let me know the day before the experience.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 105 reviews.

Lacey
February 2020
Wow!! This is a must-do in Singapore. I was there with a friend for 6 days. This was the most personal, unique, and fun AirBnb experience I could imagine. Lisa was so kind, helpful, and made sure we all left with a perfect pair of new shoes. Well worth the price of the class because I would’ve bought a similar pair for double the price of the class. 10/10 recommend. Would do it again if I return to Singapore. Provided amazing cookies and tea, and even helped us arrange a taxi home. Can’t say enough great things.
Wow!! This is a must-do in Singapore. I was there with a friend for 6 days. This was the most personal, unique, and fun AirBnb experience I could imagine. Lisa was so kind, helpful…
Ghislaine
February 2020
An amazing experience! I live in Singapore, so I’m forward to joining another class! I’m so proud of my new sandals 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 she was sooo nice and made the whole process Super easy for us to follow! I highly recommend, and this is also a great gift to any crafty or new B! Loved it 💯
An amazing experience! I live in Singapore, so I’m forward to joining another class! I’m so proud of my new sandals 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 she was sooo nice and made the whole process Su…
Kimberly
January 2020
lisa’s class was fun, empowering & cathartic! due to sensitive feet and discerning taste, it was so great to be able to make my own shoes from start to finish. i loved using reclaimed materials, hand cutting & stitching a beautiful shoe i made all on my own. she provided really nice japanese pastry as a snack, patient & kind instruction, and great recs on what to do and where to eat in singapore (thanks for the natureland rec btw!). i would very gladly take this class again to make more shoes to add to my wardrobe in colors difficult to find. it was a wonderful way to spend my birthday :) thank you!
lisa’s class was fun, empowering & cathartic! due to sensitive feet and discerning taste, it was so great to be able to make my own shoes from start to finish. i loved using reclai…
Alyssa
January 2020
Lisa is extremely knowledgeable about her craft. She is excellent at explaining each of the steps. We had a great experience. She even provided us information on where to eat and what to see while we were in Singapore.
Taahira
January 2020
Got this experience for my friend for Christmas, she enjoyed it very much and said Lisa was very warm and kind. Lisa was also very nice to allow me to book and pass this on as a gift!
Andrea
January 2020
We had a great experience being hosted by Lisa. She was accommodating and very responsive throughout my interaction with her, right from booking the session and even accommodating a time change. During the session, she displayed her knowledge on shoe-making and was very helpful in making sure each guest was able to keep up. Her friendly personality also put everyone at ease and we all had a great time! A very unique experience with something to take home, that is fun for a group or pairs!
We had a great experience being hosted by Lisa. She was accommodating and very responsive throughout my interaction with her, right from booking the session and even accommodating…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

You are welcome to bring your own leather or other materials for this experience. Don’t worry as there are plenty of leather and other sturdy material to selection from the session.