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Shoemaking Studio

63 Fifth Ave, 5th floor   •   Hours  
Please leave ID in 518 Specialty Sewing Lab while using this studio.
Open to: all New School students currently enrolled in the prerequisite class

Please Note:  The Shoemaking Studio will be closed until further notice. Please check hours page for the most up to date info. For the latest and most comprehensive information from The New School, visit

Regular Open hours are Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, and Saturday 12-3pm when classes are not in session. For a full class schedule please scroll down.

Please check in and leave your ID at U518 to gain access to the Shoemaking Studio.
The Shoemaking Studio is located in room 517 of the University Center.

Machines currently available include*:

  • Butcher-block worktables w/ cutting mats
  • Lasting posts
  • 2 plain stitch industrial sewing machines (for shoe work only)
  • 2 post machines (for shoe work only)
  • 3-in-1-Cutter & Press

Additional machines available during class time include:

  • Edge Skiver
  • Drill press
  • Heel press
  • Mini bench top grinder
  • Supreme 220 Sander
  • Sentry Downdraft Table (for glue application and curing)

*Students and faculty members are also able to use alternative locations and equipment listed below to complete any ongoing projects:

Additional post machines: UC518 Sewing Specialty Room, UC429/430 Open Studio
-Additional Ironing Station: UC518 Sewing Specialty Room, UC429/430 Open Studio
-Edge Skiver: Available in UC518 when accompanied by a faculty or after completing the required orientation.
Sander: Sanders available a N2 Wood Shop, FOR LEATHER AND WOOD ONLY, no shoe adhesives, or material with adhesives on it, is allowed.

Shoemaking Studio Calendar