DIY Espadrilles With Jute And Cork Sole

DIY espadrilles with crochet jute and cork sole

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.

DIY espadrilles nautical striped sandals shoes


  • jute rope
  • cork tile
  • white cotton canvas
  • blue printed cotton fabric
  • linen webbing
  • cotton webbing
  • blue and white crochet and sewing thread

DIY espadrilles materials

I crocheted a sole with jute rope.

crochet jute rope sole

I used the same sole pattern as for my 1920s bathing shoes.

DIY espadrilles jute crochet sole

Then I adapted the bathing shoe pattern for the espadrilles uppers.

DIY maritime espadrilles

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! 🙂

DIY striped espadrilles sandals shoes

I added cotton webbing at the tip of the shoe uppers.

how to make espadrilles

The uppers are made with two fabric layers with the raw edges hidden inside.

espadrilles linen webbing

Using running and overcasting stitches, I sewed the linen webbing to the bottom of the jute sole.

DIY espadrilles cotton webbing closure
Cotton webbing sewn to the linen webbing for the shoe closure

sew cork sole to crochet jute sole DIY espadrilles

I cut two soles from the cork tile. Then, using running stitches, I stitched the jute and cork sole together with blue crochet thread.

espadrilles cork sole
Cork sole

espadrilles blanket stitch

Espadrille uppers are usually attached to the sole with blanket stitches.

sew upper to sole DIY espadrilles

I used white crochet thread for the blanket stitches.

finished DIY espadrilles

And the DIY espadrilles are finished! 🙂

DIY espadrilles sandals shoes

I’m so happy with how they turned out! 😀

DIY espadrilles shoes

And they’re really easy and fast to make.

DIY espadrilles tutorial

32 thoughts on “DIY Espadrilles With Jute And Cork Sole

  1. Wow, you made those espadrilles from scratch!! They are quite common here and also in Catalonia, and we have slightly different versions as kind of high-heel ones.
    Love the nautical look you gave yours and I am sure they are comfortable too.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at Sweet Inspiration, enjoy the weekend!

  2. These are really cute. I DIY lots of different items, but making my own shoes never crossed my mind. Your talent is amazing, thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I love these! Your projects are very inspiring ? Will you publish a pattern for the crocheted inner soles?

  4. Can’t wait to get started! Just one question: how did you crochet the jute soles? Did you use a pattern, and are those double crochets?

    1. I used a sole pattern which I found online: Just search for “crochet sole”. The soles are made with (US) single crochet stitches (with doubled yarn). I’d love to see your finished espadrilles! 🙂

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