STACE FULWILER
HANDMADE LEATHER SANDALS / SANDAL MAKING WORKSHOPS
 Start with a stiff leather sole, cut to your size.  Using water, shape the sole to your arch and attach a stacked leather heel

Sandal Making Process

Once you’ve made your first pair of sandals, you’ll never look at shoes the same again!

The sandal making process is essentially gluing together different layers (with some finessing in between)

See the photos below for how we make our sandals

 Start with a stiff leather sole, cut to your size.  Using water, shape the sole to your arch and attach a stacked leather heel

Start with a stiff leather sole, cut to your size.  Using water, shape the sole to your arch and attach a stacked leather heel

 Select the leather for your sandal insoles and straps

Select the leather for your sandal insoles and straps

 So many choices!

So many choices!

 Using rulers, strap-cutters, serrated scissors and cardboard patterns, you'll cut out your leather soles and straps...

Using rulers, strap-cutters, serrated scissors and cardboard patterns, you'll cut out your leather soles and straps...

 Then cut slots in the soles and insert the leather straps

Then cut slots in the soles and insert the leather straps

 Once your straps are in, you'll adjust them to fit to your feet

Once your straps are in, you'll adjust them to fit to your feet

 Glue your straps and your insoles, affixing them to your leather sole 

Glue your straps and your insoles, affixing them to your leather sole 

 If you get stuck, I’ll be there to help

If you get stuck, I’ll be there to help

 Add brass tacks

Add brass tacks

 Add finishing touches...

Add finishing touches...

 Laces or buckles...

Laces or buckles...

 Voilà! Your first pair of handmade leather sandals

Voilà! Your first pair of handmade leather sandals