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 with Stace Fulwiler you 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.
You will choose from a handful of different sandal design that are simple and easy for beginners to master. Stace will bring some neutral leather colors for you to choose from: black, espresso, caramel, and natural vegetable tanned leather, as well as an assortment of colorful & printed leather.
At the end of the day Stace will 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 Maker’s Mess, or your finished sandals can be shipped directly to you for the cost of shipping ($8).
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. Bring a water bottle and snacks to keep you going. It’s a good idea to bring a face mask if you would like to try using the belt sander at the end of class, or if you are sensitive to strong fumes (the glue we use is strong; we will be using it outside with plenty of ventilation).
Please enroll by 10/8 to ensure your spot in the workshop!
Please check out our cancellation policy here!