Added May 25, 2014
These Espadrilles are handmade by myself. Jute soles of all shoe sizes are currently available from PRYM, pattern included. If you can’t get the soles, it might be worth it to buy a cheap pair of espadrilles and use the soles from it. Those shoes are very easy to make – you just have to do a lot by hand, especially when you use genuine leather like me. I wasn’t able to pierce the leather with the thick needle and the rope, therefore I made holes all around with a hole punch. Because I wasn’t sure if the leather would rip or go baggy, I glued on bias binding inside of the edges. This turned out as a good idea also for gathering the material at the toe cap. I made a fringe flap in loafers-style and some nice details with different leather-remnants and iron-on studs. These Espadrilles are very comfy and I like them because they are my design.
More about this project at my fashion- and sewing blog House of Philo
Shoes: jute soles from Prym, leather remnants, rope, iron-on studs, hole punch