making sandals

details from my adventure in bespoke sandal making with rachel corry of rachel sees snail shoes in san francisco, ca.
images: sample sandals, patterns, tracing pattern, adjusting back strap, fitting sandals, gluing pieces, the finished product. 

(special thanks to gravel and gold for hosting the workshop)

7 comments:

  1. Lovely!! Katie I'm in Chicago!

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    1. Thanks! When are you coming back to SF? :)

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  2. Such a beautiful, simple design. Are the soles just stacked leather?
    --Erin

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    1. Yes, the entire shoe is leather, even the sole. The heel section was purchased pre-made from a shoemaking supplier the rest was adhered by hand.

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  3. Oh wow, this is impressive! I want to learn to make sandals!

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    1. Thanks! It was easier than it looks, give it a try.

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  4. Wow!
    I enjoyed looking at the pictures :) These sandals look great. The style is classic - nice worn with jeans, skirts and dresses. 'Would like to try this! I like your blog Katie :)

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