Online course on sewing barefoot ballerinas

A proven online course that will help you to create your comfortable leather barefoot ballerinas. You can do it from the comfort of your home. All you need are a few hand tools.

Is it hard for you to get hold of well-fitting ballerinas?

Not anymore. Now you'll be able to make yourself ballerinas exactly to measure. Not only will they fit you well, but you can also choose the colour and decorate them to your liking thanks to the online barefoot ballerina sewing course. You can benefit from 2 years of access to the videos in the member section and the possibility of personal consultation with me.

In this online course, you will learn:

  • to make your template
  • your ballerinas will be made to measure
  • your shoes will fit you perfectly
  • you will learn to adjust the template for any feet, child´s, or adult
  • to work with leather
  • to cut and punch the leather
  • to hand dye the leather (optional)
  • to bond the leather and soles
  • to use the basic tools and processes
  • to complete your shoes
  • to sew properly the upper parts to the leather welt
  • to complete the ballerinas
  • to walk properly in your barefoot shoes

I am offering you the complete ballerina shoe sewing course

for an advantageous price of


129 € 

It´s possible to pay in the following currencies: USD, GBP, EUR. 

And that´s not all...

I have 3 more unique bonuses for you.

Stiffening heel piece

I'll teach you how to create a reinforcing heel piece that will make your shoes easier to put on and firmer.

Decorating the leather

In the course, I will teach you simple leather decorating techniques that will allow you to create truly original shoes.

Children's ballerinas

I'll teach you how to adjust the pattern for your child´s feet. You will never have to search for hours to find a fitting pair of shoes for your child.

And how does this online course actually work?

  • The course is in the form of video lectures arranged in the member section - in the videos, I will show you the step-by-step process from cutting to sewing. The videos are short and factual. They are available for you right after purchasing the course.
  • You'll tailor it to your time - unlike full weekend live courses, online courses are divided into shorter lessons, so you can make it even with small children or if you have a lot of work. It's up to you whether you sew all day Saturday or just for an hour a day after work or when the kids are asleep. You will have 2 years of access to all the videos in the member section and to the content of the Facebook group. After 2 years you will be able to prolong your access.
  • Suitable for beginners - you can do it even if you've never done anything like this before. The videos are made easy so that everyone can understand them. We sew the shoes by hand, you don't need a sewing machine or other specialized equipment.
  • With Karolina´s personal support - if you don´t want to be alone in the process, you can purchase additional 1-hour consultation with the course author Karolina Castkova for € 40 instead of € 60. You can connect with Karolina via Messenger, Whatsapp, email or Zoom. 

What could your new ballerinas look like?

These are photos of ballerina shoes sewn by my clients on my online courses.

With the right instructions and my support, you can do it too...

Why barefoot shoes?

Barefoot shoes are shoes that feel like walking barefoot. They are very flexible and adapt to your feet as you walk.

Barefoot footwear :

  • anatomical toe shape with sufficient space for fingers
  • thin sole, which keeps you in contact with the surface you are walking on
  • no arch support to keep your foot muscles properly engaged when you walk
  • soft and flexible shoes that allow your feet to move naturally when you walk
  • the advantage of hand sewn barefoot shoes is that they are made exactly for your feet

Classic footwear:

  • inappropriate toe shape, which pushes the thumb against fingers and can lead to deformities
  • Thick soles that you can't feel anything through and you are therefore less dexterous in terrain
  • a reinforced arch that causes your foot muscles to work incorrectly and can cause your arch to fall off
  • often hard, unyielding upper material in which your feet cannot move freely
  • sizes correspond to average feet, they do not count with the variability in the shape of the feet

Testimonials from the shoe-sewing courses

Karolina is a fabulous teacher. Her videos and experience in shoe making are supported by the Facebook group that goes with the course and where course members can ask any questions that come up in the process. She’s very responsive and will help you within a short period of time. On top of that the course members will show their progress and guide and support you along. I recommend it!
Ute Behr
As a student of the first course I want to say - I recommend it so much!!! Karolina is a wonderful teacher who really knows very well what she is teaching, and this is why she can help you with anything that comes up. And you do not learn only to sew shoes, you learn to dye leather, work with leather, and the big major thing that worth it all by itself: you learn to make a pattern. That means you can make shoes to anyone! I am so happy I participated in this course. It is proffessional and fun. Thank you 🙏❤️
Yeal Kandelman
Thank you so much for running this course Karolina. I feel like I have filled in the missing link for my skill set 😊
Ben Jones
Thanks to everyone‘s contributions. It’s been much more workshop than I thought possible online, sharing mistakes and learning as well as progress. I also think we’ve worked you hard, Karolina. Thank you.

What do you need? 

Basic hand tools

and material for one pair of shoes. And 2 hands ready for work. That's all. You don't need a sewing machine or specialized equipment. You can download the list of everything you need below. I am also adding a list with direct links to recommended materials and tools. If you are interested, you can order a kit with all the tools and materials for one pair of shoes from our eshop. The price of the complete material package is 60 €, the price of the tool kit is 45 € (without postage - that depends on the country you are from). I send kits from the Czech Republic). You will get more information about the kit in your e-mail after ordering the course.

List of materials and tools to download

Who will guide you through the course?


My name is Karolina Castkova. I am a medical doctor, wife and mother of 4 children. Since 2017 I have been teaching barefoot shoe sewing courses and I have studied the impact of barefoot walking on our health. I sew shoes for my whole family so we all have feet in comfort. I'd love to teach you how to do it too.

Join the course now

and experience the feeling of wearing ballerinas as light as a feather for

129 €

Do you want to ask me something?

Write me an e-mail to karolina@diybarefootshoes.com

I will be happy to help you.