Ever dreamed of the perfect pair of summer sandals but couldn’t find them in shops?  Oh, you’re going to love this class!   We are so excited to be offering this very special workshop for the first time ever – design and make your own vegetable tanned leather sandals with us in this 8 week class!   Learn how to drape your design on your own feet to get a custom fitting pattern, use simple tools to cut and finish your leather, and add ties or buckles to customize your design even further.

We hope that this class will open up a world of possibilities for our students!  Students must have taken our  Leather Fundamentals 1 class first or have equivalent leatherwork experience.

This course runs 8 weeks and each class is 2hrs.

Course fee is $250 plus a $65 materials fee (All leather, dye, polish, lacing, rivets and buckles are included for this class!)

Total = $315 +HST

**** Leather materials fees will not be charged online. Fees will be owing at the start of your first class.

Class Outline

In the first class students will learn how to create a custom sandal sole pattern, then students will cut out their soles and midsoles. We will discuss design in the first class, but we will not begin designing until class 2. Please come to your first class with some design ideas, sketches or photo references to go over with your teacher.

In the course of 8 weeks we will cover:

  • Footwear design basics
  • Cutting and shaping midsoles and soles
  • Finishing midsoles
  • Creating a draped paper pattern
  • Cutting and skiving straps
  • Burnishing, oiling and dying leather
  • Cutting ties
  • Attaching straps to midsoles
  • Fitting
  • Adding buckles and ties
  • Adding Soles
  • Finish your sandals!

**We ask that you please try to schedule your class on a date that you know you can make it to!   We do offer Leather Make-up classes for this class once a month on Sunday mornings at 10am, for a fee of $15~ +HST,  although spaces are limited and we cannot guarantee a space will be available on the same week as your missed class.  You can get registered for a make-up class online here.   

***Class registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel you class, you can use your credit towards a different class date or towards materials from our retail space. There is a $35~ fee for classes cancelled or changed with less than 7 days notice from your registered start date.

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