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How to make shoes: How to make a shoe tutorial (sandal) -part 1

Published on 16 Apr 2019 / In How-to & Style

In this shoe making tutorial, I show how you can make a sandal without special equipment, without shoe last, all by yourself.
This is a web series all about making your own shoes. I will upload tutorials and walk you through the process of making all kind of shoes.
In this shoe making tutorial, we will make a sandal from scratch. This is a part one of the tutorials and this is a link to the part 2


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Here is a list of simple shoemaking tools and materials you need to make these sandals:
A4 paper
- duplex cardboard
- pencil
- eraser
-colored markers
-Utility knife
-masking paper -punch -leather glue
- punch
-buckle 2 cm wide
-abrasive paper
-scotch tape
-leather for the upper& leather for insoles and soles -pin
-spoon (yes, a spoon)

1. The front of the sandal can be done in any shape: oval, square, pointed, asymmetric, etc. 2. You can use your old sandal to shape the insole . 3. The width of the straps should be the same as the width of the buckle. In my case, it is 2 cm. 4. When attaching the straps, the inside (of your foot) strap should be put closer to the base of the thumb and the outer strap to your pinky. 5. Be sure to mark the inner side of each strap.


As a part of Shoemaking Courses Online platform, this tutorial will give you deeper information about shoemaking process.
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Shoemaking Courses Video platform is unique, one of the kind resource to learn shoemaking craft on-line. Join a large community of shoe lovers and learn shoemaking lessons from anywhere in the world.

Here you will learn and practice shoemaking, and based on the knowledge that you will gain here from my video courses, you will make your own shoes guaranteed.
The courses are always available for you to practice, sharpen your skills and knowledge, with no limitations, so you could get better in your own pace.

The knowledge that you will gain here is:

Pattern making /different techniques
Cutting and assembling shoes
Lasting shoes
Last Transformation
Constructing Heels
Constructing soles/mid-soles/platforms
Design of Uppers
Classic Women Shoes
How to create your own design
How to develop collection ( Coming soon)
Different techniques working with leather
Making different types of shoes

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