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
So many choices!
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
If you get stuck, I’ll be there to help
Add brass tacks
Add finishing touches...
Laces or buckles...
Voilà! Your first pair of handmade leather sandals