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Bags; Check, Hat; check, Shoes; Check! SHOES!!!!!

Who said espadrilles are only for the summer? The idea of using wool isn’t mine it is Chanel’s. I almost used reversed appliqué to create a similar logo effect.

Pattern: Espadrilles kit c/o the Makery Bath. I had the pleasure to take a knickers making class in Bath a few years ago. So glad they now offer workshops in London. I never made shoes before so don’t judge my blanket stitches too close. There is a very helpful video if you are thinking to try.

Alterations: Contrasting toe.

Fabric & Notions: Did I mention my fabric is Missoni? Not letting the wool scraps from my peacoat go to waste. It was sold out from Fabric Godmother but there is a similar one here.  The pattern recommends using strong/topstitching thread.

At first people don’t notice that my pattern don’t match. I didn’t mean too… I love infusing personality on my designs and recently I have been inspired by art work of Sonia Delaunay. I had such a blast making my own shoes.

Do you use art as inspiration?

  • Oh my god homemade shoes??? I have to try this!

  • Fantastic!! Love them!

  • OMG, how genius! Love, love, love them! Thank you so much for highlighting your beautiful new shoes! I must try!

    • thank you so much. These are surpisely easy to sew and with the video makes even clearer.

  • Fantastic, I like them and the black/white 🙂
    Happy Halloween.

  • Omg. You made shoes?!? That’s so awesome!

    • I know.. I’m pretty excited about it. There are other cool shoe patterns in the market so I may have another go

  • Elaine

    You could use studs for the logo 🙂

  • Ooh these are adorable! I love the idea of using wool.

  • Love you shoes. They are so cute and look very comfortable. It was a very clever use of fabric scraps.

  • Great shoes Rachel! Using wool to make them is an excellent idea!

  • They’re really gorgeous! The asymmetry reminds me of Campers Twins! Same same, but different!