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39 mins


Custom Birkenstocks

In this tutorial Peter shows you how to take a pair of normal everyday Birkenstocks and easily turn them into your own bespoke luxury sandals.

You will learn how to select the best pattern positioning on exotic skin as well as skiving, cutting and finishing steps required for a one-of-a-kind creation!

Tutorial Skills

1.  Cutting and layout of pieces

2.  Gluing techniques

3.  Tips and tricks for seamless assembly

*Includes downloadable PDF pattern

Meet your instructor

Book Private Leatherworking Lessons with Peter Nitz in Zurich​

In the heart of Zurich, Peter Nitz offers private leatherworking and leather crafting classes at his Atelier studio. Individuals or groups who partake in Peter’s week-long course will gain exclusive access to his luxury leather materials, tools and Atelier workshop. More importantly, they’ll be privy to Peter’s unparalleled leather crafting knowledge, having the opportunity to ask detailed questions while learning a broad range of leather crafting skills and techniques from the master himself. 


At the end of the week, students will leave with a self-made leather good of their choosing.

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