Can’t you picture it? Cold treat in hand and comfortable handmade shoes on your feet. Shoes you made yourself nonetheless! Like many of us, I can’t travel right now (can you tell?) so I’m letting these stripes take me on a little journey through piazzas and boardwalks with striped cabanas and sandy beach towels. Maybe I’ve been watching too much My Beautiful Friend. Just kidding, there is no such thing as too much of that incredible show.
This time last year I was in France and everywhere we went people had their striped espadrilles on (worn like slip-ons by smashing down the heel? No idea why!). So, perhaps it’s only natural to be drawn to these stripes and imagine them on a new adventure.
Perhaps striped espadrille DIY kits can be the thing to transport us all!
These kits come with all the regular stuff that comes in every Espadrilles Kit, in addition to the fabric you get shoe soles, needles, pins, espadrille yarn, wax, my custom-made instruction booklet and exclusive pattern, a bamboo point turner, needle pullers and the just-right fusible interfacing.
Grab a kit and join me in a shoe-making adventure. I can also picture these with great embroidery detail or even a striking patch. Though, I love their easy striped simplicity as well.
Time to make some espadrilles! More of a floral’s person? Check out the Sienna Bloom espadrilles, new this summer as well.
Grab a kit in the Etsy Shop for a relaxed summer project. It’s never too early to prepare for vacation after all! Remember: 20% of all proceeds up to June 22nd will go to the Equal Justice Initiative!