Academic Year 2020-21 Update
This facility will be closed until further notice.
About the Shoemaking Studio
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.
- Maya Valladares, Associate Director, Sewing, Textiles, and Soft Construction