This is a general guideline, check individual class page for more details.
Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
Class meets: 05/11/19, 1pm - 5pm
Make your own shoes! Join Melissa from A HAPPY STITCH and learn how to make comfy and ridiculously cute espadrille shoes using both machine and hand-sewing. This class will teach you how to work with interfacing, how to shape fabric into shoes and how to create an even blanket stitch. You will get to choose your own outside and lining fabrics and you'll purchase a kit with all other necessary tools to make your own espadrilles.
Upon registration, your email address will be shared with the instructor. You are required to purchase an Espadrilles kit directly from A HAPPY STITCH. All students will receive a 20% discount coupon code once they have registered.
Please purchase 1/2 yd canvas or cotton/linen blend for the exterior and 1/2 yd quilt cotton for lining - get 15% off these in store at Fancy Tiger Crafts.
About the Students:
This class is suitable for beginners, but prior sewing experience is required. Students should be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine.
Please note: There are NO refunds or store credit given at any time for classes with out of town instructors and special guest instructors. Your seat may be transferred to a friend if you cannot attend.
About your Instructor:
Melissa Quaal is a business owner, sewing instructor, and creator of The Espadrilles Kit. Her work has been featured in BUST and Mollie Makes magazines. In addition to making her own shoes, she also makes her own clothes. For the last five years she has avoided buying any new clothes in an effort to counter the waste and conformity of fast fashion with the radically simple idea of a mindful wardrobe. The project has brought attention to the ecological damage and human cost of the fashion industry since 2015. She sells her complete DIY kits for making espadrilles on Etsy and teaches sewing around the country. Visit her website at A HAPPY STITCH.
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