DIY Espadrille Shoes Workshop
Make your own summer espadrille shoes in this amazing new workshop!
In one lovely Sunday afternoon, you'll 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 woven soles with a special hand-sewing stitch.
- Pre-made woven jute soles with rubber bottoms will be provided to each student.
- Students will select their choice of cute cotton fabrics for the shoe upper.
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) is a prerequisite to this workshop.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to select your shoe size above before clicking "add to cart"!
Date: select date above
Time: select time above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company's NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $75 includes materials to make one pair of espadrilles and use of our BERNINA sewing machines, but does not include fabric.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Joey Casey is a fashion and textile designer and teacher based in New York City. After studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design, Joey went on to work for many young designer collections. His love of aiding small and up-and-coming designers allows him to apply his skills to many aspects of designing a collection. He has worked in design, production, pattern making, sample making, and most currently tailoring; he frequently teaches textile design and garment construction throughout New York.
Joey is also an avid knitter, working in both hand knitting and machine knitting. He has created pieces for commercial advertisements and art installations and has also worked with fashion brands to develop editorial knits, samples and small production.
His continued enthusiasm for fashion and textiles keeps every day full of exploration, problem solving, and most of all fun!