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Sausalito, CA at Studio 333 on Sunday March 10, 2019 from 10am-3pm

Sausalito, CA at Studio 333 on Sunday March 10, 2019 from 10am-3pm

  • Sign up for this workshop HERE

    Learn to make yourself a pair of durable, comfortable, custom-to-your-feet sandals! Join me at Studio 333 in Sausalito, where we will make sandals that are made entirely from leather - the soles, heels, and uppers. This traditional method of sandal-making has been practiced for centuries, though it’s rare to find them in stores these days. There actually used to be custom sandal shops located in Sausalito! Sandals made from leather continue to get better with age and wear as they form to your feet, and making them yourself is fun and extremely gratifying.

No experience is necessary, I will walk you through the entire process, from cutting your straps to properly fitting them to your feet to sanding them down once they are finished.  All tools & supplies are provided and you can choose from either blackbrown, or natural tan leather. You will be able to walk away from the workshop wearing your newly made shoes.

You can choose from a handful or simple sandal designs that are easy for beginners to master.  Within these designs, you can modify strap width, color, and placement. We will use a short stacked heel, about ⅜” high and your soles will have a round toe.

During the sandal-making process you will learn basic leather-working techniques and you’ll become familiar with essential shoemaking tools. You’ll take home an outline of the sandal making process and a list of local resources and suppliers, allowing you to make more sandals after the workshop, if you so desire!


Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (some may finish a bit earlier or later)

Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito

Cost: $250, all materials included

Deadline for signups is March 4, 2019

What to Bring: working hands and outfits, a water bottle, a lunch/snacks to keep you going. It’s easiest if you wear sandals to the workshop as we will be getting barefoot frequently. If you would like to try using the belt sander to finish your sandals (optional), it’s a good idea to bring a dust mask.

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