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Sandal | June 2019

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

$150 – $300


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This is a 3 day sandal making class in which we will each build a custom pair of sandals.

I’ve been getting so many requests for sandals and sandal classes in recent years that I spent last summer working on various styles, and these seem to me the most comfortable and durable. I based my designs on some old handmade sandals from the 70’s that a student brought in to show me; they’re still in great shape, were handed down to her from her mom, and are still being worn!

In this class we begin by making a casting of your foot (they will truly be custom built), then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting and skiving, and assembly. Once the upper and sole are attached we move on to hammering, closure and finishing, and finally the addition of rubber out soles.

We cover a wide assortment of leather working techniques and tools in these classes, but at the heart of what I’m really sharing are a few simple methods of attaching upper to sole. The design or style of the upper is kind of secondary here; once you understand how to attach upper to sole on this pair, you are free to let imagination run wild on your next!

These are my everyday summer sandals. From city streets to wilderness survival adventures, this sandal is very comfortable and durable.

This pair of sandals could easily last you for the rest of your life if well taken care of!

Space is limited to 7 students per class and they fill quickly.


June 7 @ 9:00 am
June 9 @ 5:00 pm
$150 – $300
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831 N Russet Street
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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