Meet your Instructor

Curious about making your own shoes? Why not make a pair of adorable espadrilles to walk home in! In this four-hour workshop, learn how to make a pair of espadrilles featuring Spoonflower fabric with the help of Melissa Quaal, founder of A Happy Stitch. Join us for an afternoon of DIY fun!

  • 4 hours of instruction from Melissa Quaal, founder of A Happy Stitch
  • DIY Espadrilles Kit including:
    • Needle
    • Espadrille Thread
    • Wax
    • Fabric Interfacing
    • Instruction booklet
    • Pattern
    • Shoe Sole 
  • Custom Spoonflower fabric for DIY espadrilles
  • Access to sewing machines (feel free to bring your own!)
  • Light snacks and beverages will be provided
  • Spoonflower + A Happy Stitch Goodie Bag
Reserve Your Seat

What You'll Get

DIY Espadrilles Workshop
with A Happy Stitch

Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

at Freeman's Creative

2020 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 25 | Durham, North Carolina

Cost: $100

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.

This class is suitable for beginners, but prior sewing experience is required. This class will teach you how to work with interfacing, how to shape fabric into shoes and how to create an even blanket stitch. Students should be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine.

Melissa Quaal


Featured espadrille - inner and outer fabric designed by holli_zollinger

2810 Meridian Parkway, Suite 176 Durham, NC 27713

Just 15 spots available!