Spend a day making your own sandals!
The Shoe Camaraderie offers a one-day women's sandal making workshop, providing participants a supportive environment to journey through the process of making their own custom fitting footwear.
Outcome: Your own pair of custom sandals
Duration: 1 day (9.30am - 5.30pm)
Capacity: approx. 6 students per class
Cost: $365 for Brisbane classes (home base), $450 for all other cities (away)
Materials: All included
NOTE: The above workshop prices have been adjusted to more accurately reflect the additional costs and time that go into bringing the workshops to each city.
The classes will be organised in major cities within Australia and NZ, but are not limited to these locations. Register your interest for a workshop in your preferred location via the online form below.
Please scroll down this page for a run-through of the day, the kind of tasks involved and the materials used, as well as the styles and colours to choose from.
* Prior to booking, please read through The Shoe Camaraderie Terms & Conditions
THE STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM
The morning half of the day is the most intensive as you move through a range of steps such as glueing to prepare the soles and heels, tracing & cutting the leather, attaching buckles, a small amount of hand-stitching and then finally assembling the pieces. Each step is easy, but there are lots of them. Enjoying the tea or coffee provided is the perfect companion during this stage!
After our lunch break, the second half of the day involves forming the shape of the sandals by lasting the upper (the top part of the shoe), attaching the rand (the stitched border) and then attaching the soles and heels. Once everyone’s heels are attached, the soles are smoothed with a sanding machine by the class facilitator. It is during this time that you can start relaxing into the end of the class with wine and cheese…
The base range of colours available for each workshop are black, tan, white and beige. Any colour outside of the base range has been included in the workshops as a bonus only and will be extremely limited in supply. These additional speciality colours are included to offer something different on those one-off occasions. Please book based off the options of white, black and tan. You may then be pleasantly surprised if a bonus colour that you love is added to the class!
Black Metal Buckles
High Density Foam Midsoles
Rubber Heel Pieces