The Carmen Sandal | Kit

$155.00 AUD

About

The Carmen Sandal is a great starting kit as you will cover a range of tasks that can be applied across all styles!

** Note: this is the instructional component of the style only. If you would like to have the physical materials too, you can select the individual items from the supply store. Alternatively, you can choose The Carmen Sandal Kit which includes both physical materials and the online course.

    Included in The Carmen Sandal

    All the materials and instructional support to create your sandals!

    • Access to Online Course for this style (Approx. 1.5hrs viewing time)
    • PDF instructional booklet with illustrations
    • PDF patterns of chosen style (all sizes)
    • Leather for shoe upper
    • Microfibre suede lining (for insoles)
    • EVA high density midsole material @ 4mm thickness (for insoles)
    • Resin/rubber pre-cut heel pieces @ 6mm height (*Seconds - discolouration)
    • Resin/rubber pre-cut outsoles @ 3mm thickness (*Seconds - discolouration) Accommodates women’s sizes 5-11. Larger soles can be arranged via email.
    • Leather rand - plain without stitching
    • Black buckles
    • Needle and thread
    • Shoe glue & brushes
    • Tracing pencil
    Tools Required

    ** This style requires the use of the following specialty tools:

    • 12-15mm Oblong Hole Punch
    • 1-2mm Mini Hole Punch 
    • 25mm Strap-end Punch (could use scissors instead)

    ** Additionals:

    • Size 1-2 Edge Bevel 
    • Scissors (for cutting leather and thread)
    • Heavy Duty Shears for cutting through resin sheeting

    If you are unable to purchase these items from The Shoe Camaraderie's online supply store, please read the Specialty Tools For Sandal Making blog post HERE for a full list of tools, sizes and where you can buy them. 

    Sizing

    You do not need to choose a size for this product. The patterns and instructions accommodate any size.

    Items you will need to source
    • Heavy duty scissors for cutting curved lines through the leather
    • Measuring tape
    • Paper or light cardboard
    • Gas lighter (to melt the wax thread)
    • Shears or pliers for cutting through soling material & heels
    Important Exclusion

    The final step of sandal making is to smooth the edges of your soles. This can be done using a sanding belt or a metal file. You can either purchase both items from your local tool store, or you can take your formed sandals to a shoe repairer to do the final sanding/smoothing. This should be an inexpensive option.

    Colours

    Ever changing limited edition colours are available for the kits! Please note that any one colour is extremely limited in supply so may only be available for a short time, and as a once off. 

    Shipping (UPDATE 18 June 2021)

    SHIPPING CHANGES FOR SALE:

    📦 Order processing time (packing) for sale items is up to 2 weeks. 

    📦 All parcels are sent via Australia Post. 

    📦 You can choose parcel post or express post at checkout.

    📦 In the event of a packing delay (beyond two weeks), you will be notified via email with an estimated delivery time and the option to change or cancel your order.

    📦 If your order is urgent, please email lisa@theshoecamaraderie.com prior to purchase to ensure priority processing can be applied. 

    📦 Due to covid-19, some postage is experiencing delays. 

    ✈️ For international orders, please refer to this link for delivery time estimates: https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/coronavirus/coronavirus-international-updates#international