MATERIALS AND TOOLS LIST: How to Make the Simplest Sandals for Everyone

MATERIALS

leather scraps from discarded leather articles, upholstery remnants, or recycled fabric

flip-flops with broken straps

stitching thread, preferably waxed braided cord or stitching awl thread

one-inch-wide elastic for fisher sandals

duct tape

1/4″ double-sided tape

piece of foam core or other material for placing under sandal while punching stitching holes

inexpensive felt for making mock-ups

piece of cardboard for making mock-up soles

cool shoebox

TOOLS

scratch awl or pointed tool

rubber mallet or hammer

sharp scissors

silver gel pen for marking on leather

tapestry or harness needles

measuring tape

OPTIONAL

leather scissors

1/8″ thonging chisel, pounding board and maul

stitching awl, preferably Oxborne haft with speedy stitcher needle

5/8″ chisel for fisher sandal

rotary cutter, self-healing pad and plexiglass ruler, optional

Ecoweld non-toxic contact cement