Apprenticeship – Boot Camp

Owner Moccasin Maker

I used to have a huge shop and could accommodate several students at one time, now I use a small room in my house for most of the work.  This means I can only have one student at a time, one-on-one.

If you are willing to spend three work days with me here at my home in McMinnville, Oregon, I will help you make a pair of standard three button moccasins for yourself, and you will also go home with your own moccasin patterns, experience hands on training, plus the opportunity to have your questions answered in person.

Overview of the SodHoppers Boot Camp – You will receive three Days of intensive hands on training. A three button pair of standard Custom Moccasins and your all important Patterns – optional additions to standard moccasins at cost. A Big Bonus to the hands on training in making your own pair of moccasins is going away with a good set of your patterns! Along with the Apprenticeship Video, Suppliers list in the Manual and a knowledge of the tools needed, you have a great head start toward making custom moccasins on your own.

Day 1 – Write up your moccasin order. Make your Foot Cast and Patterns.  Make & Sew Sole pieces.  As time allows, practice Sewing, Q&A.
Day 2 – Cut Leather for Moccasins, Skive and Glue together. Sew Moccasin Uppers and glue to Bottoms.  As time allows, practice Sewing, Q&A.
Day 3 – Sew Gemini to uppers, finish details, Buttons, Laces and Soles.  As time allows, practice Sewing. Q&A.

Each day will consist of two three hour sessions with a 1 hour break for lunch:
9 AM – Noon, 1 PM – 4 PM. You must provide your food and lodging.

You must first purchase the How To DVD’s or Blu-ray & Manual in advance. Anyone who has purchased the How To Videos can opt for the Boot Camp at anytime. It is a prerequisite in order to familiarize yourself with the material before attending the Boot Camp.  You can watch the How To Video Introduction here.

The cost for the 3 day Boot Camp is $2000 in addition to purchasing the How To Videos. Room, board and travel expenses are not included. Once you have purchased the How to Videos, I require a non-refundable $500 deposit to reserve this time slot for you. If arrangements fail on my end we can either reschedule or your deposit will be refunded.

1. Order the How To Videos & watch them.
2. Set & reserve the three day time slot with $500 Deposit.
The balance of $1500 is due upon arrival.
3. Make arrangements for your lodging and food.
4. Watch the videos and come prepared with questions

5. Have your Moccasins order ready.

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