Virtual Espadrilles Workshop

Welcome to our virtual Espadrilles Workshop, where you can make your own shoes at home!

Making shoes is the ultimate in DIY #goals, but to us always seemed too daunting to take on without a cobbler's bench and fancy tools...until we started experimenting with espadrilles. Espadrilles are a casual flat shoe with a jute rope sole and they make shoe-making fun and easy. Now we can't look at any scrap of fabric without dreaming up our next pair of playful summer slip-ons!

Learn to MAKE.YOUR.OWN.SHOES in our new virtual event. We will mail you a kit with everything you need to finish one pair of espadrilles, and you will get exclusive access to a pre-recorded online class to learn the "ropes." We will walk you through how to cut your fabric, stitch the upper sole, and connect the fabric to the sole by hand.

Skill Level & Requirements: There is minimal machine sewing involved with espadrilles. The only requirement for this workshop is that you have access to a sewing machine and are able to thread it and do basic stitching. 

Your kit includes:

  • Jute & Rubber Espadrille Soles in your selected size (women's size 6 thru 12)
  • Espadrille Pattern
  • Natural Cotton Espadrille Thread
  • Espadrille Needle
  • Espadrille Wax
  • T-Pins
  • Needle Pullers 
  • Link to a pre-recorded video tutorial
  • Interfacing
  • Fabric** (optional)

**Optional add-on: 1/4 yard of cotton fabric and a 1/4 yard of cottonlining. We have a limited selection of canvas fabric that we can provide. If you prefer to supply your own fabrics, select "None" as the Fabric Choice. This project can be made from fairly small scraps of fabric. Quilting weight cotton or light weight canvases are recommended for the exterior and quilting weight cotton is recommended for the lining. 

Shoe size: Please select the shoe size you would like us to ship you based on our chart or select "I'll email you with my size" if you need more time to take measurements. Please keep in mind that this chart is our best estimate of what size will work for you based on your foot length but we cannot guarantee a perfect fit and kits cannot be refunded. This estimate is based on our in-person workshops with hundreds of students. Differences in foot shape (for example, narrow or wide feet) can affect the fit of your espadrilles. However, our online workshop addresses common fit issues and how to correct them in your pattern. If you end up desiring to make a new pair of espadrilles in a different size, we can connect you to our supplier so that you can order soles directly from them.

Age Requirement: This project is suitable for students age 16 and up.

Price: $75 per kit, which includes all materials, first class shipping, and access to the online class.

Shipping: We ship USPS First Class to anywhere in the United States. Email us if you would like to ship USPS Priority. 

The earliest we can ship for this project is May 30, 2020. After May 30, your kits will ship within 7 business days from your order. You will receive an email notice when it is shipped.

  • $65.00