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How to make T Strap Sandal Pattern Full Guide


Sveta Kletina
Shoemaker & Footwear  Designer

Full tutorial for making a T-Strap sandal pattern.
The guide is
accompanied with detailed step by step videos.








Table of contents

Main basic pattern. 3

Rear Part Basic Pattern. 6

Front Part Basic pattern. 9

Pattern Inspection On The Last 11

Sandal Upper Pattern. 13

Lining Pattern. 16

Thank you for purchasing. 18







Main basic pattern

Tape the shoe last with  adhesive tape and draw a sandal, so called T strap sandal according to your taste. I drew it like this.



As the on the inner side cut line in the toe is not symmetric, then draw it on the last. Cut out the adhesive tape pattern from the outer side, capturing the front line of the cut in the toe on the inner side. I cut out the pattern not along the center line, but a little sideway from the inner side, to check if the last center line is straight using the ruler .




1) Draw a straight line on the cardboard. Glue the cut out adhesive tape pattern along the line, starting with the toe.

2) Continue the center line OO1 and at the intersection with the line OL mark the point M.



3) Below, along the perimeter, add 20 mm.


4) In the heel at point H retreat inward 2mm and


This guide includes full step by step
video lessons, so you could easily
follow the work that is described
in the book.