DIY Espadrilles: Inspired by Minions

For munchkins & mischievous ones alike.

The perfect complement to a Halloween costume, or just for fun with a pair of denim overalls – try your hand at these DIY kicks inspired by you know who. They’re a blast for kids to wear and easy for you to make using Dritz® Espadrilles products – these shoes are packed with personality!

DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

These are the supplies you’ll need to make these shoes:

Dritz® Espadrilles products:

Dritz® sewing products:

Other supplies:

  • 7″ x 10″ piece stone washed denim
  • 12mm brown animal eye or button eye, 2 each
  • 2″ x 4″ piece of white broadcloth
  • Industrial strength adhesive
  • Wire cutters
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Construct toddler espadrilles fabric tops from yellow and denim fabric following sole package instructions. (Package instructions are available as PDF files on our website on the page associated with each toddler sole size.) 

You can also reference this blog post with detailed instructions for making Dritz® Espadrilles.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Trace outside diameter of grommets on white fabric. Cut out circles just inside of drawn line. Seal edges with Fray Check™. Fold circle in half twice to find center of circle; mark. Draw a line from edge to edge through center of circle.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Cut four 4” pieces of fold-over elastic. Center elastic on line and just over edge of white circle; pin. Zigzag stitch over edge of elastic to attach.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Center fabric circle with elastic, face side down, over front of grommet. Place back of grommet over fabric and press with palm of hand to secure. Trim away any loose threads around edge of grommet.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Snip shanks off the backs of eyes. Glue to center of white fabric in grommet with industrial strength adhesive.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Flatten toe as much as possible and center “goggle” on toe about ½” down from toe edge. Pin elastic to hold in place.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Wrap edges of elastic to underside of toe and stitch close to edge. Trim away extra elastic on underside of toe.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Pin shoe to sole and stitch with black yarn following package instructions.


DIY Espadrilles: Minions!

Wear ’em with jeans or a Halloween costume!

These shoes are all about having fun! Hope you like.

 

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