Make Your Own Shoes: DIY Espadrilles Gather the materials in The Espadrilles Kit. Cut out the pattern in your size. Using the pattern cut: 2 TOES in main fabric; 2 in lining and 4 in interfacing. Same for the HEEL. Fuse the interfacing to each corresponding piece. Each main and lining fabric should be interfaced. Place main & lining pieces, right sides together. Sew at 3/8” leaving a 3-4” opening as shown. Do the same for the heel pieces. Again, leave an opening of 3-4”. This time,along the outward curve. They should look like this! Clip the corners and cut the seam allowance down by half EXCEPT at the openings. Do the same, (clipping corners and cutting down seam allowance) for the heel. Turn pieces right sides out. Make sure to reduce bulk by pushing out the corners as much as you can. Fold the fabric at the openings inward and topstitch it closed for both the toe & heel. Place the TOE lining facing up and mark a 2-3” line 5/8” up from the inner edge. Place short end of the heel against the line. Pin in place. Repeat for the other end of the heel. Sew, on the main fabric, all the way across the inside edge of the toe, to connect the pieces. Stitch a second parallel line all the way across a second time. You made a shoe top! Matching heels, pin the midway point of the shoe top to the midway point of the shoe sole. Pin fabric top to the shoe sole along the heel. Align the fabric with the edge of the shoe’s jute. Continue pinning about every 3/8”. Pin all the way around. If you have excess fabric add some small gaps at the toe area (not the heel) The gaps will only add wiggle room for toes but you want a tight fit at the heel. Let’s stitch the sole to the fabric top! Measure out 90” of yarn, wax it and thread it. Blanket stitch! Set the needle into the jute of the shoe sole FIRST, then up into about 3/8” fabric. Pull tight! Put the needle back into the jute to stitch again. Pull up with the thread behind it. Repeat this blanket stitch all the way around. Needle into jute FIRST, then grab 3/8” of fabric. Pull your stitches tight and place the thread behind the needle each time. This keeps the blanket stitch 3/8” on the inside of the fabric, where you want it; not at the edge. Looking good! This is the classic espadrille look. When you get all the way around put the needle into the fabric and out the jute. To knot the espadrille yarn, loop it through one of the side stitches. Place the needle through that loop. Pull tight to create a knot. Cut the yarn.