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Shoemaking Studio

2 W 13th St, 9th floor   •   The Shoemaking Studio has been temporarily relocated to UC411. Open Task Times are Wednesdays 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fridays 3:00pm-8:00pm, and Saturdays 12:00pm-8:00pm.
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

Shoe-specific machines are available to students currently enrolled in shoe classes. Machines currently available in UC411 include*:

  • Butcher-block worktables w/ cutting mats
  • Lasting posts
  • 3 plain-stitch industrial sewing machine, and 1 post machine (for shoe work only)
  • skiver (faculty supervision only)
  • Shoe System-3-in-1-Cutter & Press
  • Drill press
  • Heel press
  • Ironing/steaming station

*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: FOR LEATHER ONLY use sanders available a N2 Wood Shop

Currently Unavailable:
– Heel Nailer
– Shoe Systems Sander/Finisher
– Fume Buster Ventilation Downdraft table. Please use the Spray Rooms located on the 4th floor of UC.