Self-made Leo-Espadrilles

Added May 25, 2014


Kassel, Germany






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

Material Notes

Shoes: jute soles from Prym, leather remnants, rope, iron-on studs, hole punch




Garment Type
Casual, Preppy

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    Jun 28, 2014, 08.49 PMby Dance by the light of the moon

    I love this project thank you so very much for sharing !

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    May 26, 2014, 01.36 PMby kisses

    Cute shoes…it would be a dream to make my own shoes

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      May 26, 2014, 02.42 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Many thanks for your comment. You should have a try on this – if you can’t get the jute soles, maybe you can use other Espadrilles to customize your own? Bye Philo

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    May 26, 2014, 08.54 AMby MariaKAlex

    I can’t believe you made your own shoes! That’s like my dream. Great project & lovely shoes. :)

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      May 26, 2014, 02.42 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you, I’m happy that you like these kicks :-)

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    May 26, 2014, 04.07 AMby iljalamalice

    woa that’s awesome!!!! :)

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      May 26, 2014, 02.43 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Many thanks – I’m going to make another pair of fur and I’m curious myself how these will look like

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    May 26, 2014, 03.40 AMby purplegoat

    Wow – what a great idea, and fantastic shoes!

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      May 26, 2014, 02.44 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you purplegoat – they were my first ones ever

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    May 25, 2014, 09.34 PMby izbott

    Its a nice shoe. Animals prints are always fun to wear. You have done well.

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      May 26, 2014, 02.44 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you, I agree with the print

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