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Leather, Tools, and Supplies

 Finders (companies that sell materials to shoe repair and shoe making businesses) 

  •  J. Wieners in Roanoke VA. Glen used and recommended this finder.  

For a full list of finders around the country visit:

               A wholesale license is generally needed to purchase from these companies. 


  • Simple Shoemaking, Sharon Raymond lives in Massachusetts and makes/teaches outstiched shoes,  sandals, and slippers.
  • Sara's Shoes, Sara lives in Illinois and makes/teaches shoe and boot making.
  • The Shoe College, (Universite des Chaussures) Tamera Lyndsay in Arizona teaches classes on designing and creating footware for men and women.
  • Shoe School, Hands on shoe school for welted shoe construction in Washington State.

Shoe Making Books 

  • The Make it Yourself Shoe Book, by Christine Lewis Clark (out of print)  

            Practical outstitched shoes, moccasins, and sandals. 

  • Crafting Handmade Shoes, by Sharon Raymond 

            Fun outstitched shoes, sandals, and slippers 

  • Bespoke Shoemaking, by Tim Skyrme 

            Very comprehensive book on shoemaking - does not cover outstitched shoes.

Leather Magazines

  •  Shop Talk!: A Leather Retailers’ and Manufacturers’ Journal