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Sandal Making Workshop at Los Angeles, CA at The King's Roost on Sat April 13, 2019 2-6pm

Sandal Making Workshop at Los Angeles, CA at The King's Roost on Sat April 13, 2019 2-6pm

  • Sign up for this Workshop HERE

Handcrafting leather sandals is a traditional way of shoemaking that has been practiced for centuries all around the world. Come learn how to do this special craft yourself!  Join me at King’s Roost in Silverlake for an afternoon of sandal making.  No experience is necessary, I will provide all the tools & supplies.  See photos of past workshops & student-made sandals HERE and read student testimonials HERE

In this workshop you will learn to make your own custom pair of sandals made from sturdy leather soles, 0.5” stacked leather heels and supple leather straps and insoles.  Together we will explore the sandal-making process, from cutting the straps to fitting them to your own feet. Over the course of making your sandals, you will also learn the basics of leather crafting and you will become familiar with the essential tools and supplies of shoemaking.

We will reference a handful of simple sandal designs as a jumping off point for making your pair of dream sandals. You can choose to keep it simple and make a design as-is, or modify & customize your design to your heart’s content! If you are set on creating a specific design, we can usually make it happen.

I’ll bring the basic leather colors: black, espresso, caramel, and natural vegetable tanned leather, as well as an assortment of colorful leather to use for your straps, embellishments and design elements on your sandals.

At the end of the day I’ll take your sandals to my studio to sand down the edges, refining the fit and finishing the edges.  Your sandals will be ready to pick up the following day at King’s Roost.


Where: King’s Roost, 3732 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2:00-6:00pm

What to bring: working hands and outfits!  We will be cutting, kneeling, bending and standing during the sandal making process so wear something comfortable.  It’s best to wear sandals as we will be getting barefoot during the fitting process.

Workshop Fee: $220, includes everything you need to create your very own pair of handmade sandals.  All tools, leather, patterns, supplies, and materials will be provided. Sign up HERE

Take Away: handmade sandals (ready to pick up the following day); made with a round-toe leather sole, leather heels and leather uppers.  You’ll also take home an outline of the sandal making process that includes a list of local leather and shoe supply resources, should you wish to continue sandalmaking after the workshop.

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