Spend a fun evening making your own espadrille shoes, in a fabric of your choice. You’ll walk away with one completed shoe, with all the knowledge and skills to finish the second one (and many more pairs!) at home. Imagine all the fabrics you could use.
During this three hour workshop, you’ll master the following skills:
- Adjusting a pattern for fit
- Stitching corners and curved seams on a sewing machine
- Pinning the upper to the sole
- Attaching ankle ties (optional)
- Hand-stitching using blanket stitch
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Suzie London
** Suzie will be on maternity leave from 14 December and unable to take any more workshop bookings until Summer 2019 **
Suzie London, founded by Dutch-Australian designer Suzie Kemner, creates 'Pieces of joy' – fabric, fashion & homeware channelling 50's, 60's & 70's style with a fresh, modern edge.
Suzie was born in a small village in South Holland. The family moved to to Perth, Australia when Suzie was nine. Growing up as a teenager in Australia, Suzie’s favourite past-time became trawling charity shops, searching for unique vintage finds. A gifted artist, Suzie studied Graphic Design and Multimedia at The West Australian School of Art & Design and graduated in 1999.
In 2000 Suzie moved to London 'for a year' and fell in love with the city. She studied an introductory course in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and later Professional Sewing Techniques at the London College of Fashion, all the while working as a freelance graphic designer.
A million short courses in pattern cutting, textile design and shoe making followed, including screen printing, block printing, digital printing and draping on the stand, and slowly the idea for Suzie London began to emerge. Suzie began creating designs and patterns inspired by 50s, 60s and 70s designs, digitally printing onto natural fabrics including silk, cotton and linen, to create beautiful pieces of joy.
Having lived more than 15 years in London, Suzie considers herself a true Londoner, and champions local British manufacturing. Suzie sources natural fabrics such as 100% Organic Cotton Panama for printing her designs onto, using eco friendly water-based inks.
Nothing makes Suzie happier than designing and making things, and she makes all the zip pouches, espadrilles, cushions and lampshades herself, in her North London studio.
Suzie London has just opened it's first ever shop, in the amazing Blue House Yard in Wood Green, North London, and runs sewing workshops in the main Blue House.
Please bring a fat quarter of fabric (approximately 50cm x 50cm). Light to medium weight plain or printed cotton or linen work best. There is also the option to buy Suzie London printed fabric fat quarters for £8 each on the night. These designs include Disco Pineapple, Sparkly Cactus and Retro Tulip. All other materials and tools are provided. Please let us know via email@example.com which size espadrilles you’d like to make after booking. The soles are available in EU sizes 36 – 45. Blue House Yard is right next to Wood Green Underground Station on the Piccadilly Line.
This class is suitable for complete beginners to sewing, Suzie will teach you all you need to know! Age 16+
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.