I love to make my own shoes from scratch! In recent years, I made DIY Leather Huarache Sandals, Upcycled Espadrilles, DIY Bathing Shoes and DIY Pompon Sandals From Scratch. And this time I made nautical striped espadrilles with crochet jute soles and cork outsoles.
- jute rope
- cork tile
- white cotton canvas
- blue printed cotton fabric
- linen webbing
- cotton webbing
- blue and white crochet and sewing thread
I crocheted a sole with jute rope.
I used the same sole pattern as for my 1920s bathing shoes.
Then I adapted the bathing shoe pattern for the espadrilles uppers.
I wanted espadrille shoes with maritime stripes, so I cut up a small, printed, blue fabric bag – one of the first things I’ve ever sewn many, many years ago! 🙂
I added cotton webbing at the tip of the shoe uppers.
The uppers are made with two fabric layers with the raw edges hidden inside.
Using running and overcasting stitches, I sewed the linen webbing to the bottom of the jute sole.
I cut two soles from the cork tile. Then, using running stitches, I stitched the jute and cork sole together with blue crochet thread.
Espadrille uppers are usually attached to the sole with blanket stitches.
I used white crochet thread for the blanket stitches.
And the DIY espadrilles are finished! 🙂
I’m so happy with how they turned out! 😀
And they’re really easy and fast to make.