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20 Videos (60m)
    • Hello Sandal-Makers!

      1:40
    • Class Project: Sandals

      1:23
    • Materials

      1:15
    • Tools

      2:36
    • Designing and Patterning

      3:49
    • Adjusting paper patterns

      4:37
    • Tracing Onto Leather

      1:47
    • Cutting Out Leather pieces

      4:36
    • Please Share Pictures!

      0:11
    • Draping Straps

      4:20
    • Holes and Slots

      3:20
    • Fitting and Marking

      4:43
    • Transferring Marks

      5:03
    • Scratch and Glue Tabs

      1:50
    • Joining and Hammering Tabs

      2:07
    • Skiving

      3:30
    • Scratch and Glue Sole

      2:50
    • Joining and Hammering Sole

      2:44
    • Finishing

      5:43
    • Final Thoughts+

      1:26
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About This Class

In this class, you'll learn 3 major skills: patterning, working with leather, and basic shoe construction. You can do this by using your own feet, and only a few basic tools.

The class is geared toward those who have an interest in DIY design, fashion design, leathercraft, and shoemaking. No prior experience necessary, but a familiarity with apparel/patterning/leather a plus.

Sandal-making is a great entry point to shoe-making of all kinds, and is a very rewarding skill in itself. The pride in making your own footwear is priceless.

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I have been a leather craftsman for the last 12 years and I've built a lot of sandals. I know how to do it but I was not sure I could teach somebody else to do it. That's why I came here. To see what it takes. Well, what I got is a lesson in humility. (I'm 50 now, but it's never too late.) She is SPOT-ON, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. Every craftsman has his own ways of doing things, rarely the same, but if this would be my course, I wouldn't change a word. Rachel, you just earned an old craftsman's respect. Bogdan
Quick and easy way to learn shoe making!

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Rachel Corry

Sandal-Maker, Peace-cake walker

I'm a Sandal and Shoe maker living in Portland, Oregon. My company Rachel Sees Snail Shoes began in 2010. Follow my vid to learn how to make modern, comfy sandals for your own feet!

www.rachelseessnailshoes.com

instagram is rachelseessnailshoes

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