GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: DIY Espadrille Shoes
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**All workshop attendees are required to wear a mask for the duration of the workshop**
Make your own espadrille shoes in this amazing new workshop!
In one lovely afternoon, you'll learn to craft a custom pair of real shoes from start to finish, featuring your choice of custom colorful fabric uppers. You won't believe how easy it is!
In this workshop you will:
- Cut, reinforce, and sew the lined fabric upper portion of the shoes on a sewing machine.
- Learn how to sew the lined fabric uppers to the pre-made woven jute soles with a special hand-sewing stitch.
- Make one shoe from start to finish & be well-prepared to finish up the second sandal on your own!
Materials: Class fee includes all materials necessary to make a pair of espadrilles (woven soles, hand-sewing needle, interfacing, and cotton yarn) -- but does not include fabric so that students can select their choice of fabric. Fabric will be available for purchase during class with a 10% student discount.
Skill requirements: This is not a learn-to-sew class; you must have basic sewing skills and be comfortable using a sewing machine. Our Sewing 101 (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite to this workshop.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to select your shoe size before clicking "add to cart"! See size chart above in photos.
Date & Time: Select above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $95 includes materials to make one pair of espadrilles and use of our BERNINA sewing machines, but does not include fabric.
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Meet Your Instructor
Vallnez Mozell-Ahearn is a Brooklyn based accessories designer dedicated to low/zero waste design philosophy. Her goal is to treat textile waste as the first source and not as trash. Her creations range from handcrafted espadrille sandals to handwoven pillows. Vallnez resides in Mill Basin (yes it's in Brooklyn) with her husband and 6 year old son, both are passionate weavers.