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Leather Sandal Making Workshop with Rachel Corry

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 10 AM - 5PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 10 AM - 5 PM

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

Sandal-making is a great introduction to the complex world of shoe-making. In this class, participants will design and assemble a pair of custom open-toe, open-heeled sandals to take home. You may choose to work from provided tested patterns, copy a beloved sandal-shape of your own, or invent something new.


Materials include vegetable tanned or colored leather uppers, heavy leather insoles, cushioned rubber soles, brass shoe tacks, and various lacing and hardware. Come prepared for a day filled with cutting, scratching, gluing, stamping, hammering, pressing, and lots of creative decision-making.

All materials are included in the workshop and light snacks and refreshments will be served. Maximum of 6 students per class.

Rachel Corry started her shoe company, 'Rachel Sees Snail Shoes,' in 2010 after meeting a clogmaker in the UK. Since then, she has become fascinated with all things shoe-making. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she hand-makes custom sandals and shoes for individuals and small batch orders for shops. Rachel teaches sandal-making classes all along the west coast. She finds passing on the craft of homemade shoes truly gratifying, and most of all, fun!

Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the Poketo store inside The Line Hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel at a reduced rate of $12 for workshop attendees. Otherwise, there is offsite street parking available nearby.

In need of a little post-workshop R&R? Book a room online at with code: POK3515 and receive a very special Friends and Family rate from Poketo. Some exclusions may apply.

If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than one week prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email