Join Rachel Corry of Rachel Sees Snail Shoes for a shoe making session, specifically geared toward making Mules! Mules are slides with a closed toe and open heel. They’re casual, chic, and fairly simple to make. Her technique for making these is relatively quick compared to more traditional methods: You will basically use a last (shoe form) to form the toe shapes and then assemble them as you would a sandal. It’s an easy enough process to replicate at home with a few small investments and no machinery.
During your 2 days together, you'll spend about 8-hrs designing, cutting, fitting, and building a pair of mules for your own feet. There are many variables to play with including material, toe shape, heel height, and color.
Day 1: designing, choosing patterns, choosing leather colors and textures, lining leathers, dying leather, shaping soles, shaping uppers, stacking heels, etc.
Day 2: fitting uppers, lots of scratching and gluing, midsoles, attaching heel/soles, edge finishing, nailing, adding laces and hardware.
Making your own shoes can be an incredibly gratifying learning experience. We hope you can join us!
*Note: You may want to wear or bring easy on/off footwear for our day of working with your feet. You’ll be thankful you did! Also, if you require eye-glasses for seeing up-close, these can be handy to remember to bring because we will be doing some precision cutting.
Rachel will email the participants in advance to ask about shoe size, last shape preference (round, almond, pointy, square) and colors.
Date: (2 days)
Saturday, March 4th from 10:30am-3pm and
Sunday, March 5th from 10:30-4pm
These Hands Maker's Collective
13347 W. Washington Blvd., Unit A
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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