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Tue, Mar 02


Mankato Makerspace

Shoe Making 4 Day Course

"In the right Shoes, and you can achieve Anything!" Lets make that perfect pair together in this 4 day shoe making course, where you will be making ankle boots with Pegeen. Dates MARCH 2nd-5th 10am-6pm

Shoe Making 4 Day Course
Shoe Making 4 Day Course

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2021, 10:00 AM – Mar 05, 2021, 6:00 PM

Mankato Makerspace, 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

About the event

Dates MARCH 2nd-5th 10am-6pm 

In this 4 day course Pegeen will instruct students to make there own custom fit ankle boots. 


This is a very exciting class where you'll get the opportunity to use the big shoe making machines along side the flat bed sewing machine. what a unique and fun experience to be making your own custom pair of boots! 

 $425  is for the whole course, which includes all materials to make one pair of ankle high shoe/boots. 

The course will be carried out on 4 consecutive days ( please bring your own sack lunch) 


Please be contact Pegeen ASAP  so she will know how much material to order 

Max class size 4 people.  


Course Schedule:

Day 1  

  • Introductions
  • Cut out insoles, midsoles and welts
  • Create individual molds
  • Pour plaster
  • Safety and machine operation

Day 2 

  • Smooth and shape lasts
  • Draw pattern pieces on lasts
  • Remove individual pattern pieces
  • Create final pattern pieces
  • Cut pieces from leather
  • Sew uppers

Day 3  

  • Last uppers
  • Glue upper to midsole with welt
  • Trimming and leveling
  • Remove last and insole
  • Stitch upper to midsole

Day 4 

  • Cut outsole
  • Stitch outsole to welt
  • Add heals
  • Trim and burnish soles


To contcat Pegeen with any questions about this course or others you can reach her here:

Full name- Pegeen Rozeske 

Telephone- ​218-491-5036

 Email- ​ 

 business FB page, Pegeen Rozeske Custom Leather. 


Little bit more info about Pegeen: when asked about her leather career


"I have been working leather since 1989. I took classes at Tandy Leather from local staff as well as individual instruction from masters Peter Main, Rob Barr, Tony Lair,  Jim Linnell and others. In 1998 I purchased the Lindale Ave. Tandy (just as they closed) and had my own leather craft store for a couple years.  While operating the leather store,  I taught many students in leatherwork.  I also participated in the Headwaters Leather Guild. In 2003,  I was laid off from my job of 19 years. The package offered to me allowed me to study boot making under Master Boot Maker DW Frommer II in Redmond,  Oregon. I have been making boots by hand ever since.  While I learned to sew boots on machines,  I have only recently been able to purchase leather sewing machines that will reduce the time it takes to create shoes and boots without sacrificing quality. "




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