Make Your Own Espadrilles - Saturday 4/27

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Make Your Own Espadrilles - Saturday 4/27

85.00

with Melissa Quaal of A Happy Stitch

Saturday, April 27th, 1 to 5pm

Location: 442 Warren St.

Class size limited to 12

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Make your own fun and comfortable shoes for spring! Join Melissa from A HAPPY STITCH and learn how to make these classic simple espadrille shoes using both machine and hand-sewing. In this class you will learn how to work with interfacing, how to shape fabric into shoes and how to create an even blanket stitch. You choose your own fabric along with a kit with all other necessary materials to make your own espadrilles.

Supplies: All participants are required to purchase a kit from the teacher ahead of time. After sign up each student will receive a 20% discount code to purchase a kit of their choosing from A Happy Stitch and Melissa will bring them to the workshop. Kits are available from a woman's size 5 to woman's size 9 in flats and woman's size 5 to woman's size 10 in 3" wedges. (Unfortunately, size 10 is not available as a flat shoe.)

Students should bring:

  • Your own sewing machine + extension cord

  • Basic sewing kit - scissors, pins & cushion, seam ripper, ruler

  • Rotary cutter and mat if you have it

    ***If you do not have everything on the list, we will have some tools to share! ***

Sustenance:  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Melissa Quaal is a business owner, sewing instructor, and creator of The Espadrilles Kit. Her work has been featured in BUST 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.