The Winter season means one thing; Christmas. Like marmite, you either love the Christmas season with all its merriment and tinsel or you couldn’t think of anything better than befriending the Grinch. Either way, since its here to stay why not try doing something different this year before ducking and diving through hoards of frantic Christmas shoppers down Oxford Street? With internet shopping at it’s peak, sitting in your PJS with a mug of hot chocolate and a classic Christmas film makes for the perfect backdrop to spend your evenings internet shopping.
So in pursuit for that perfect present for that special someone there are always a number of things one has to consider and that soon turns into a never-ending list. Nip that all in the bud with a rewarding experience at the I Can Make Shoes School. It pretty much says what it does on the tin.
The footwear industry is vastly becoming as competitive as the fashion and textiles industry. Heels in particular have become less of a luxury and more of a necessity with designers and bloggers enthusiastically taking to social media to showcase their ‘Shoefies’. At first glance taking a Shoefie to becoming a fully fledged footwear designer seems like a tough challenge to undertake – sure, it means having a passion for footwear and creativity but with the key skills you are taught and gain at the ICMS beginners course in designing, you can leave the school with a plethora of ideas, that could be just the seedlings you need to grow and start off your very own shoe collection or even just a hobby. The School, aimed at beginners is accessible and they have adopted an extremely laid back teaching style, which makes the course less overwhelming and this along with the great working environment they provide is a proven hit.
The school offers a number of different courses, their most popular course ‘Start your future in Footwear’ allows you to make a pair of flat, mid or high heel shoes from start to finish which you and your friends can later take home to show off in or even better still upload on to social media with the tag line ‘Shoefie’. Other courses such as the clutch bag, and the backpack making are also available. It’s a perfect Christmas present, where the receiver will not only learn the tricks of the trade but also come out with a beautiful pair of bespoke shoes with a personal touch – a present that’s that perhaps is always giving. Now I wouldn’t rule this out as just a present for the ladies either, the school has seen a number of keen men enroll regularly too. So what are you waiting for? – get enrolling and who knows you could be the next talent to watch out for. (Go to www.icanmakeshoes.com to see what other courses are available.)