Espadrille Boots with Stick fusible web

Categories: Fashion Accessories, Gifts, Kid Friendly

Espadrilles Kids, shoemaking made easy!™ just got better with the Espadrille boot pattern. Start with the free pattern and super simple instructions provided by Dritz®, add a fun color palette of Eco-fi. ShaggiChic® combined with Fairfield’s Stick and Stiffen interfacings and fusible web products and you are set to become a custom shoe maker in no time at all. It really is shoemaking made easy.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Stick double sided fusible web - One yard
Stiffen fusible Interfacing - 1/4 yard
Eco-fi. ShaggiChic™ - 1/2 yard Moody Blue
Eco-fi. ShaggiChic™ - 1/4 yard Groovy Green
Coordinating Cotton Print - 1/2 yard
Ric Rac - 1/2" wide x one yard
Espadrille soles in appropriate size
Embroidery Floss - One Skein to match
Thread
Supplies
Non-Stick Crafting Sheet or Parchment paper
Assorted Espadrille supplies as indicated on the instructions by Dritz® Note: exceptions listed within the instructions below
Sewing Machine
Basic Sewing, Cutting and Pressing tools & supplies

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Instructions

Step One

Refer to the instructions provided by Dritz®  Any changes to those instructions made to the boots shown in the project photo are listed below.  The boot pattern can be found at Dritz®  The supply list on the Dritz® instruction sheet lists supplies for Fabric, Liner, Stabilizer and Creative Yarn. Do not purchase these items as they have been added to the supply list above.

Step Two

Note: The following are changes made to the Dritz® instruction sheet and are listed as numbered on that instruction sheet.

Preparation

  1.  Print the patterns, then cut out on the appropriate size lines. Create a second copy of the toe pattern. Fold in half and cut a pattern for the toe accent. Refer to the finished project photo and use as a guide when creating your pattern.
  2.  Set the iron to a cotton setting. Place the non-stick crafting sheet or parchment paper on your ironing board. Cover with Stick fusible web, then the cotton fabric right side up on top of Stick. Using the iron and applying pressure, hold the iron in one place for 20/30 seconds. Repeat. Let cool slightly and peel the fabric off of the non-stick crafting sheet/parchment paper. Repeat until the entire piece of fabric has been covered with  Stick. Lay the cotton fabric on top of the Moody Blue Eco-fi. ShaggiChic™  right sides out and press until the two layers of fabric have been fused together. Save a small section of the cotton fabric with Stick adhered to the back that is large enough to cut out two toe sections. Fuse the cotton fabric to the back of a piece of the Groovy Green Eco-fi.ShaggiChic™  and cut out two toe sections. Continue as directed using the instructions provided by Dritz®
  3.  Note: The Eco-fi. ShaggiChic™ will replace Suede Sherpa within the instructions. The toe and heel accents will be cut from Groovy Green Eco-fi.ShaggiChic™ 
  4. Stiffen will be used for the heel stabilizer.

Step Three

Construction

There are two changes to the construction section of the instructions: Add the toe accent pieces to the toe sections prior to pinning them to the front shafts of the boots as noted in step 7. Do this by laying the toe accent pieces onto the tops of each of the toe sections right sides up and top stitch across the width of the toe.

The following instructions replace Step 8 given in the Dritz® instructions. Stitch the side seams of the front and back shafts, finishing the top edges in the same manner as the front and back seams to create the foldover. ie: Measure from the top edge of the front boot shaft to the dot, place a similar mark on the side seams using this measurement. When stitching the side seams, stitch up to this dot. Clip seam allowance at the dot. Pin remaining seam, wrong sides together; stitch 1/2 inch seam from the dot to the top edge.

After you have completed Step 9. Sew Ric Rac to the top edges of the boots, covering the raw edges of cotton fabric and adding a decorative trim. Overlap and stitch the ends of the Ric Rac at the back seam of the boot. Turn over cuff and press.

Continue to follow the directions provided by Dritz@ to attach the completed boot shafts to the soles.