Barbra Music Shoes, Shoe Making and Sandal Making Classes
Barbra Music Shoes, Shoe Making and Sandal Making Classes

Sandalmaking Classes

Experienced commercial and custom shoe designer Barbra Music will teach you how to make a fabulous pair of women’s sandals, as seen in magazines and the best stores. Having designed sandals & shoes for LILLY PULITZER, as well as having a display of original design prototypes in STUART WEITZMAN’S windows, I have the experience, design sensibility and skills to show you how. Total beginners and those with some craft experience welcome. You will make a pair of (custom fit to your feet!) low-heeled or flat sandals using the finest shoemaking techniques.

Custom-make your very own sandals in a small approx. 20-hour class on Manhattan's Upper West Side. You'll leave with a beautifully constructed pair of thongs, ankle-straps, or gladiator tie-ups. No prior experience is necessary. The class size is limited to 7, so you'll get the individual attention and assistance you need. If you feel your design skills are limited, I can assist you with my own design experience. You will learn the techniques used in Italy for years making the highest quality sandals, not to mention all the fun we have. Trust me, your friends and family will be VERY impressed, and you may get more orders than you can handle! For a visual, think of those seen on both 'Rivera's' by BERNARDO, or the style of CYWOQ'S. We can shape the soles to your arch to give you more support, if you don't want it totally flat. You'll even learn how to make your own perfectly matched very low stacked heels!

Course price is $500.00+ $50.00 for materials (layers of soles,glues,nails). The only other expense you'll have will be the cost of what is called 'the uppers' (straps, ties, etc.) & the lining materials. You'll finally be able to have the color sandals you really want!

- Great for small birthday parties, college reunions or bridal showers.

- After school or vacation classes for 'teens over 12.

- Mother and daughter groups available.

- Arrangements can be made for larger groups.

For registration, more information or questions, please e-mail:, or call 1 (212) 496-0064 between the hours of 9:00am to 7:00pm EST.

A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 the cost, is necessary for registration due to very small class size. If you are unable to attend, you would be entitled to attend a later class. Notification must be made prior to 3 days of first session, except  for emergencies. One make-up class is available.

Photos of the sandals seen here are made by an advanced student & myself.

All images & designs copyright of Barbra Music, the designer, or the credited artist, Maureen Shanahan. Any use, reproduction or publication, including, but not limited to internet or other digital or print use of any image contained herein is a violation of copyright law and is strictly prohibited.