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Shoemaking Studio

63 Fifth Ave, 5th floor   •   Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00pm, Fridays 12:00 - 8:00pm, & Saturdays 10:00am - 1:00pm. Please leave ID in 518 Specialty Sewing Lab while using this studio.
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

The Shoemaking Studio is located in room 517 of the University Center. Shoe-specific machines are available to students currently enrolled in shoe classes. Machines currently available include*:

  • Butcher-block worktables w/ cutting mats
  • Lasting posts
  • 2 plain-stitch industrial sewing machines, and 2 post machines (for shoe work only)
  • skiver (faculty and technician supervision only)
  • Shoe System-3-in-1-Cutter & Press
  • Drill press
  • Heel press
  • Supreme Podo Mini bench top grinder with easy change sanding/grinding attachments
  • Ironing/steaming station
  • 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 Open Studio

-Skiver: Available in UC518 only when accompanied by a faculty or via individual appointment by email sewingtech@newschool.edu
Sander: Sanders available a N2 Wood Shop, FOR LEATHER AND WOOD ONLY, no shoe adhesives allowed.