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Have you ever wanted to make your own shoes but thought it was too hard or required tools and machinery you don't have at home? Do you already make your own clothes and would like to learn some new skills so you can make your own shoes and accessories too? Or do you just love the feeling you get from making things and are looking for a fun new way of expressing yourself? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the information you'll find here will help you get started. Click here to find out about the tools and materials you'll need to make your own shoes and accessories at home, and click here to purchase instantly downloadable PDF pattern booklets that contain detailed instructions and full colour photographs to guide you step-by-step through the making process (as well as some limited edition kits from time to time too!) Before you know it, you'll be proudly wearing your own handmade shoes and accessories! 

Alternatively, you might be looking to purchase a beautifully handcrafted headpiece or accessory, made to order for you to enjoy wearing for an upcoming event or special occasion. If this is the case, click here to choose from my current collection.

I'm Louise, a shoemaker and milliner from Adelaide, Australia. Growing up I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time sewing and making (thanks Mum!!) and have always loved learning new crafts. I created Atelier Louise to be a place where we can celebrate creativity; share ideas, information and inspiration for shoe and accessory making; and explore the role that engaging in creative activities can have on our wellbeing.