A Happy Stitch

Online Workshop 10/23 + 10/24: Make Your Own Shoes with The Espadrilles Kit

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This online workshop takes place on Saturday AND Sunday, October 23rd + 24th,  from 11 AM - 1 PM PDT via Zoom Meeting. You need to attend both days to be able to complete your project. You will receive login directions before the workshop. A recording of the workshop will be available after class.

Have you ever wanted to make your own shoes? Well, now's your chance! Join Melissa from A Happy Stitch & learn how to make comfy and crazy cute espadrille shoes using both machine and hand-sewing techniques.  This class will teach you how to work with interfacing, shape the fabric into shoes, and create an even (espadrille-style) blanket stitch. And, at the end of the weekend, you’ll have a pair of SHOES!

On October 23rd, we will get behind our sewing machines and sew the shoe top. On October 24th, we will complete the hand-stitching portion of the workshop to turn our creations into wearable shoes. 

Price Includes Instruction and the following class materials:

  • Jenny Lemons 100% Linen Hand Printed Fabric (choose at checkout)
  • organic cotton lining fabric
  • Shoe soles (check the size chart compared to your foot measurements to get a good fit, email which size you'd like to Info@jennylemons.com after purchase)
  • medium weight interfacing
  • specific espadrille needles
  • espadrille thread
  • espadrille wax
  • needle pullers
  • an instruction booklet
  • shoe pattern

    A sewing machine is required for this class.

    About the instructor: 

    Melissa Quaal is a business owner, sewing instructor, and creator of The Espadrilles Kit. Her work has been featured in BUST. Frankie and Mollie Makes magazines. In addition to making her own shoes, she also makes her own clothes. For the last five years, she has avoided buying any new clothes in an effort to counter the waste and conformity of fast fashion with the radically simple idea of a mindful wardrobe. The project has brought attention to the ecological damage and human cost of the fashion industry since 2015. She sells her complete DIY kits for making espadrilles on Etsy and teaches sewing around the country. Visit her website at A HAPPY STITCH.


    **Register by October 13th in order to receive your kit in time for class. Any Later, please choose priority shipping at checkout!

    This kit is not available for pickup