Sandals-making course

A proven online course that will help you to create your comfortable leather barefoot sandals. You can do it from the comfort of your home. All you need are a few hand tools.

Do you wait every day for the moment you can take your shoes off?

Maybe you know:

  • daily blisters, sore feet,
  • uncomfortable shoes that don´t fit you well,
  • inappropriate shoe colour or design of summer shoes in the shops,
  • other problems with your shoes.

I have a good news for you: There is a solution.

Would you like:

  • to walk daily in shoes that are so comfortable you don't even know you are wearing them?
  • to support the health of your feet by every step you make?
  • to choose a shoe colour or design that suits your style?
  • to learn a new useful craft?

Imagine wearing custom-made shoes from now on.

Your shoes will fit you well, and you can choose their colour and design.

Your new shoes will be:

  • Soft and comfortable. The leather adapts to your feet with every step. Forget blisters and little toe room.
  • Good for your health. It is scientifically proven that wearing barefoot shoes has a beneficial effect on the health of your feet and your whole body.
  • Original. You can choose your favourite colour and decorate the shoes to create your unique design.

Indulge your feet in the luxury of comfortable, tailored shoes.

You can make your sandals on the Sandals-making course

I present you a unique online course with the possibility of my support, thanks to which you can make your barefoot sandals. You will find concise and clear videos arranged in the member section, which will guide you step by step to the goal - your hand-made shoes. The sandals are glued and hand-sewn. You don´t need any machine or last. You can take advantage of a consultation with me so you won´t get stuck in the process.

Hand-made, no machines, no lasts...

In this online course, you will learn:

  • to make your template
  • your sandals will be made to measure
  • your shoes will fit you perfectly
  • you will learn to adjust the template for any feet, child´s, or adult
  • to work with leather
  • to cut and punch the leather
  • to hand dye the leather (optional)
  • to bond the leather and soles
  • to use the basic tools and processes
  • to complete your shoes
  • to attach the leather straps to the sole correctly, so they fit you well
  • to complete the sandals
  • to solve the fastening

You can tailor the course to your time.

And how does this online course actually work?

  • The course is in the form of video lectures arranged in the member section - in the videos, I will show you the step-by-step process from cutting to sewing. The videos are profesionally filmed with visible details.
  • You'll tailor it to your time - unlike full weekend live courses, online courses are divided into shorter lessons, so you can make it even with small children or if you have a lot of work. It's up to you whether you sew all day Saturday or just for an hour a day after work or when the kids are asleep. You will have 2 years of access to all the videos in the member section and to the content of the Facebook group. After 2 years you will be able to prolong your access.
  • Suitable for beginners - you can do it even if you've never done anything like this before. The videos are made easy so that everyone can understand them. We sew the shoes by hand, you don't need a sewing machine or other specialized equipment.
  • With Karolina´s personal support - if you don´t want to be alone in the process, you can purchase additional 1-hour consultation with the course author Karolina Castkova for € 40 instead of € 60. You can connect with Karolina via Messenger, Whatsapp, email or Zoom. 

I am offering you the Sandals-making course

for the advantageous price of


89 € 

It´s possible to pay in the following currencies: USD, GBP, EUR. 

Sounds well to you, but are you unsure if you can make it?

I understand. I was wondering the same 7 years ago before my first shoemaking course. I wasn´t doing any handicrafts at the moment. I didn´t even sew clothes on the sewing machine. And I did it.

Look at these photos of the sandals of our clients. Many of them were absolute beginners.

With the right instructions you can do it too...

And that´s not all...

I have 2 more unique bonuses for you.

More types of fastening

I love the variability of possible designs of the sandals. And I will teach you how to create your sandals in more designs with variable fastening options.

Decorating the leather

In the course, I will teach you simple leather decorating techniques that will allow you to create truly original shoes. You will laso learn how to dye the leather yourself.

What you get by purchasing the course?

  • Easy-to-follow instructions so that you too can make your summer sandals.
  • 2-years access to the tutorials in the member section.
  • Bonus lessons on sandals design and decorating the leather.
  • The ability to make sandals for your loved ones whenever you want.
  • You'll never have to choose between style and comfort for your feet in the summer again.
  • Great feeling that you've created something beautiful and useful with your own hands.
  • New hobby and a community of like-minded people.


Who will guide you through the course?

Meet Karolina from DIY barefoot shoes.

My name is Karolina Castkova.

I am a medical doctor, wife and mother of 4 children. Since 2017 I have been teaching barefoot shoe sewing courses and I studied the impact of barefoot walking on our health.

I sew shoes for my whole family so we all have feet in comfort. I will teach you how to do it, too.


Are you wondering if barefoot footwear is the right choice for you?

Why barefoot shoes?

Barefoot shoes are shoes that feel like walking barefoot. They are very flexible and adapt to your feet as you walk.

If you have any feet issues, you can transition to barefoot slowly or use a higher sole or cushioning, if needed.

Barefoot footwear :

  • anatomical toe shape with sufficient space for fingers
  • thin sole, which keeps you in contact with the surface you are walking on
  • no arch support to keep your foot muscles properly engaged when you walk
  • soft and flexible shoes that allow your feet to move naturally when you walk
  • the advantage of hand sewn barefoot shoes is that they are made exactly for your feet

Classic footwear:

  • inappropriate toe shape, which pushes the thumb against fingers and can lead to deformities
  • Thick soles that you can't feel anything through and you are therefore less dexterous in terrain
  • a reinforced arch that causes your foot muscles to work incorrectly and can cause your arch to fall off
  • often hard, unyielding upper material in which your feet cannot move freely
  • sizes correspond to average feet, they do not count with the variability in the shape of the feet

Testimonials from the shoe-sewing courses

Karolina is a fabulous teacher. Her videos and experience in shoe making are supported by the Facebook group that goes with the course and where course members can ask any questions that come up in the process. She’s very responsive and will help you within a short period of time. On top of that the course members will show their progress and guide and support you along. I recommend it!
Ute Behr
As a student of the first course I want to say - I recommend it so much!!! Karolina is a wonderful teacher who really knows very well what she is teaching, and this is why she can help you with anything that comes up. And you do not learn only to sew shoes, you learn to dye leather, work with leather, and the big major thing that worth it all by itself: you learn to make a pattern. That means you can make shoes to anyone! I am so happy I participated in this course. It is proffessional and fun. Thank you 🙏❤️
Yeal Kandelman
Thank you so much for running this course Karolina. I feel like I have filled in the missing link for my skill set 😊
Ben Jones
Thanks to everyone‘s contributions. It’s been much more workshop than I thought possible online, sharing mistakes and learning as well as progress. I also think we’ve worked you hard, Karolina. Thank you.

Join the course now

Experience the feeling of wearing comfortable sandals for just

89 € 

Where do you get materials and tools?

You don't have to worry about where to get what you need...

Shoe-sewing kits

for one pair of shoes and tool kits are available for you on our eshop.

That's all you need. You don't need a sewing machine or specialized equipment. You can download the list of everything you need below. 

The price of the complete material package is 46 €, the price of the tool kit is 47 € (without postage - that depends on the country you are from). We send kits from the Czech Republic). I will send you the link to order all you need to your email.

List of materials and tools to download

By clicking on the list you will open it with the possibility of downloading it.

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take me to sew my shoes?

This is very individual, but on average I estimate 10 hours for sandals, 16 hours for ballerinas and 24 hours for lace-up shoes with lining. All meant for shoes sewn without lasts.

Are barefoot shoes suitable for me even if I have health problems with my feet?

It depends on whether your feet hurt when you walk barefoot. If so, it is possible to use a thicker rubber sheet for soles to start with and a midsole layer to soften the step. If this is not enough, an orthotic insole designed by a podiatrist can be inserted into the shoe. Either way, ample toe room and flexible footwear helps improve most foot health problems.

What material are the shoes made of?

In my online courses, I teach sewing leather shoes, specifically from cowhide, about 2 mm thick. This material is the most suitable for sewing this type of shoes.

How can I order the material and tool kit?

You can order them on our eshop. You will get the right link into your email right after purchasing the course.

Will I get any support with my online course?

The course includes 2-year access to video lessons in the members' section, including bonus lessons. My support is not included in the price of the course, but you can order it with the course for a discounted price of 40 €. My support package includes 60 minutes of online consultation via Messenger, WhatsApp email or online call. You can use it all at once or in instalments over a period of 2 years from the purchase of the course.

Is there anything else you haven't found the answer to?

Write me an e-mail to karolina@diybarefootshoes.com

I will be happy to help you.