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It's common for people knit their own scarves or hammer metal into jewelry. But here's something you may have never of: Making shoes.
The Chicago School of Shoemaking teaches classes on this very art. From cutting and stitching leather to glueing a sole to the shoe, the school will have you creating your own footwear in just 2 days. If you're already an expert at that kind of thing, sign up for one of the school's advanced classes. The two-day beginner classes are the most comprehensive and will run you $895 (although you could also just use that cash for a pair Loubs.) But classes range from "Sandalmaking," a six-hour workshop for $225 to "Leather Work," a two-hour course for just $75.
It's definitely unconventional, but a shoemaking class could be a fun activity to try. Bonus points for the fact that the school focuses on sustainability.
· Chicago School of Shoemaking [Official Site]