Start with a stiff leather sole, cut to your size. Using water, shape the sole to your arch and attach a stacked leather heel
Try on sample sandals to help you decide which sandals to make, then select leather for your sandal insoles and straps
I'll bring many different colors + textures of leather to choose from
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
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
Workshops are a small group so I can give everyone personal attention throughout the sandal making process
Add brass tacks
Add finishing touches...
Laces or buckles...
Voilà! Your first pair of handmade leather sandals