Introducing the Brighton Sandals pattern!

I am really excited to announce that the Brighton Sandals pattern is now available! 

As you can see above, it is a simple yet versatile sandal design with an ankle strap that is secured by a button stud - a great project for beginning shoemakers!

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Concerned that shoemaking might be difficult? Well, there's no need to worry!! The pattern booklet contains full colour step-by-step photographs as well as detailed instructions to guide you every step of the way. And as with my previous pattern, it has been designed to help you develop your shoemaking skills. The new skills introduced in this pattern include: 

  • sewing leather with your regular home sewing machine
  • punching holes and cutting slots in your straps
  • skiving the ends of your straps
  • attaching a button stud

I'll be providing you with some more information here on the website over the next few weeks that will help you in making your own pair of Brighton Sandals, including how to use your regular home sewing machine to sew leather and how to attach a button stud, so check back if you have questions about how to do these things. And if you have any other queries, please let me know in the comments section below and I'll be happy to help you. 

And if you're curious about the name of the pattern, I named it after a local Adelaide beach, seen above (photographed on a much sunnier day than it is here in Adelaide today - right now the sky is grey, the wind is howling and those waves are crashing into the shore!!)

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

Happy Shoemaking!!