Yes! You can wear espadrilles all year long!
You are so going to fall for these! See how we used suede to make a pair of espadrilles that you can wear through winter. The soft flannel interior fabric is cozy, too. You’ll use our basic sewing and espadrille-making techniques, then add some fun fringe to craft this dynamite pair of kicks!
|In addition to our basic Dritz® Espadrilles supplies, you will need the following:
Cut out espadrille shoe pieces from suede and flannel. At edge of shoe, mark grainline on suede toes and set aside.
|Make a pattern for the toe and heel fringe. Print out a set of espadrille patterns. For the heel fringe, draw a line 2” down from pattern size at top edge of the heel and 1” in on each side. For the toe fringe, draw a line 2 ½” from pattern size at toe edge. Along drawn line on toe, measure in 1 1/4” from each side of toe and draw a line parallel to the grainline from drawn line to toe pattern edge. Cut patterns out.|
|Fuse a 10” x 12” piece of suede and flannel together using the paper-backed fusible web. Cut out 2 sets of fringe pattern pieces from fused fabric. Be sure to flip toe piece for second set. Mark grainline at toe edge.|
|Center and baste fringe pieces to top edge of heel. Line up grainline marks on fringe and toe pieces; baste. Construct shoe pieces following package instructions.|
|Topstitch fringe edge of heel at ¼”. Attach heel and toe together following package instructions. Topstitch across toe first and then add reinforcing stitching without catching fringe.|
|Cut fringe pieces about 3/16” apart with scissors. Cut to within 1/8”-1/4” of stitching.|
|Stitch shoe to sole following package instructions.|
|Admire your new kicks! Pretty sweet, huh?|
|Two fall styles for you to make!
Want more Dritz® Espadrilles-making know-how? Our blog is packed with product information, tips & techniques, and inspiration. Our YouTube video is the perfect primer.
Have you made your first pair of Dritz® Espadrilles yet? No need to wait for warmer temps – get started today!