What will I learn?


In this module, you will learn how to construct men’s Oxford Shoes using traditional techniques – such as hand-welting, hand-lasting, and hand-stitching. Students will be introduced to specialised tools and a full spectrum of age-old techniques used by a master artisan to create a pair of bespoke Oxford Shoes – from pattern-making to the completed product. This experience will give you the foundational knowledge to craft a pair of shoes that you can take pride in its durability, perfection, and traditional shoemaking techniques.


  • To design and draw patterns for men’s oxford shoes
  • To differentiate, identify and use various tools used in the art of bespoke shoe making for men’s oxford shoe upper
  • To create patterns for derby shoes and transferring the pattern onto leather
  • To cut, shape and decorate different components for the creation of the oxford shoe upper
  • To create Insoles, Toe Caps and Heel Counters for oxford shoe uppers
  • To stitch and last the oxford shoe upper
  • Using techniques such as hand-welting to stitch and attach both welt and sole to the men’s oxford shoe upper
  • To inspect and analyse the completed men’s oxford shoes and make corrections where necessary

Which department am I in?

Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre

Study options

Full Time (144 hours)

Tuition fees
Full course fee: SG $7,000; Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible for funding
Start date

Expected May 2022


Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre

298 Tiong Bahru Road,

Central Plaza #14-06,

168730, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Priority to Footwear Diploma students and past graduates who took Construct classes with hand-welting technique or Blake Mckay method of construction earlier