Sandal Making Italian Style



Ever wondered how to make your own bespoke sandals that fit your feet? Then you have found the right course. If you like a challenge then you will enjoy sandalmaking. Design and handmake your own unique sandals using only traditional methods handed down through generations of shoemakers. You make them to fit your feet no matter how slim, wide, small or large size. Bunions? Not a problem! Position the straps to fit. No sewing machine or hand stitching used in this workshop.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Italian style 2 course lunch and refreshments. All tools and materials provided.


Lucia Girardi at Lucia Girardi


5 Meadway
Hilltop House

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


1 day (flexible times to suit)

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
YVONNE MCKOY - - #31280

I was interested in making my own sandals, I came across this course and was instantly interested. My problem was that I do not drive and was coming from London by train. Lucia picked me up from the station and took me back at the end of the day.
Lucia also supplied a delicious two course meal and refreshments.
I had a great day and have a great pair of sandals to show for it.

In-person course
Azi Ghaffari - - #30023

I treated one of my friends for her birthday to one of Lucia’s sandal making sessions. We had a fabulous time making our gorgeous sandals. Lucia made us welcome, her coaching and guidance made the whole experience most enjoyable and in some ways easy, if that’s at all possible.
I am hoping to attend another course with Lucia very soon.
Highly recommended, you’re in for a real treat.
Azi xx

In-person course
Mary Tonnison - - #30020

Myself and my mum attended a sandal making workshop last year. Lucia was very informative and guided us through the process with ease. There was a lovely selection of colours and leathers to choose from, the process was easy enough also for a complete novice to easily complete. A lovely lunch was provided and Lucia was the perfect host!

Response from Lucia Girardi:

Thank you Mary. Very pleased you both enjoyed it and I adore the style and colour combination you both chose.

In-person course
Zoe - - #27660

Had a great time! Very informative & hands on in a friendly environment. I was able to create a bespoke pair of sandals to my taste, which I have happily taken home. Thank you!

Response from Lucia Girardi:

Thank you. Your sandals are gorgeous. You picked up the techniques very quickly. So happy you are pleased with them. I hope you enjoy wearing them.

In-person course
Sandie Packman - - #27204

Not being a crafty person, I was nervous. Didn't need to worry, the lady tutor is lovely. The process is simply explained, there's no rushing but you do make your sandals in a day. And they are totally exclusive. It's your design, your colour choices, made to the shape of your feet & fitted to your exact size (& width). There's no sewing - just cutting, gluing & sticking. A very nice lunch is included in the price. I really enjoyed myself; so much so that I want another pair!

Response from Lucia Girardi:

Sandie I know it’s not easy however you did an amazing job, you should be extremely proud of yourself. I love the double soled look. They fit you perfectly and a great colour combination too. Look forward to seeing you make your next pair.

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