How To Make French Espadrilles

French espadrilles are such an iconic footwear option for the summer. I did not think that you could make them yourself until I saw this wonderful video tutorial by The Makery on YouTube. This is a super fun project, and you only need this awesome espadrille kit that comes with the jute soles, a pattern, and instructions that are easy to follow. I ordered my kit, and I can’t wait to make these espadrilles. The classic French espadrille became widely popular in America in the Seventies. I got my first pair during that wonderful decade and I remember being so happy with my French flip-flops because they have such a classic look. Espadrilles look great with a bathing suit or sundress, and there is no better way to achieve that light and breezy, Brigitte Bardot, St Tropez look of the swinging Sixties and early Seventies.

Materials For The Espadrilles:

  • Espadrille Kit
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Thread (heavy gauge)
  • A Sewing Machine


In this wonderful video tutorial by The Makery on YouTube, you will learn how to make these espadrilles in a few easy steps. You start by cutting your canvas and pinning it to the jute sole, that comes in your espadrille kit.

Use Straight Pins To Make Espadrille Shoes
Image By: he Makery Via YouTube

Then, you will finish off all the stitching and add the classic blanket stitch to the bottom portion of your espadrille.

Sew The Canvas Espadrille Soe To The Jute Sole
Image By: he Makery Via YouTube

These espadrilles bring back so many memories, I am in love with these iconic shoes.

How To Make French Espadrilles

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