- Use Fairfield World’s Stick to adhere the shoe fabric to the lining fabric. Place the Stick interlining between the two wrong sides of the fabric and iron on the “cotton” setting until the pieces are fused together.
- Cut the pattern from the instructions that come with the Espadrille soles. Fold the pattern in half at the middle line indicated on the pattern and cut out a notch to make the “peephole” for the toes.
- Backstitch the edges of the fabric with white embroidery floss.
- Pin the fabric in place on the soles of the espadrilles. Stitch the fabric to the soles by following the instructions that come with the shoes. (It’s a basic blanket stitch.)
- Pinch the center of the fabric together to make a butterfly like shape. Pin it in place and stitch the fabric together.
- Use a Dritz cover button kit to make a button for each shoe. Use the included template to cut a circle from the fabric, fold it ever the button, and snap on the backing. Sew the button onto the shoe.
The kits are available in adult and kid sizes, too! What are you waiting for? Go make your own shoes! You’ll love it and will be so proud of your handiwork when you’re done. Have fun crafting and creating!
This post first appeared at Fairfield World, where I am a master maker.