Shoe Making: Sandals


12 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn how to make your very own pair of classic leather sandals. Based on the Roman sandals design with minimal fuss construction techniques, create a beautifully simple and striking pair of flat sandals. Students will learn how to take measurements of their feet, design a toe shape, design their straps, learn hand cutting techniques, and hand dying and painting processes specific to leather.

Course content

  • Brief overview of the history of the sandal
  • Measuring the foot
  • Cutting leather
  • Hand dying leather
  • Basic construction techniques


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

Students will work in our fabulous state-of-the-art leatherworking studio. Leather for one pair of sandals will be supplied. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen and paper, good pair of sharp scissors and/or Stanley knife.

Suited to

Ideal for students who are looking for an introduction to leatherwork and shoe making.


Students will complete a pair of flat or low heeled leather sandals.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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