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How to make Espadrilles

Posted on June 25, 2015 by The Makery | 5 comments

The world has gone Espadrille crazy! This season the traditional Spanish soft shoe has reached new heights and we're loving it!

Espadrilles are big news this summer with pairs by designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chloé and Fendi, making a whopping £370 and last year Chanel selling out of their interlocking trademark "C" logo with pairs reaching up to £700 on eBay! Not bad for former peasant shoes.

At The Makery we offer how to make espadrilles workshops in our John Lewis, Oxford Street and Bath Makery workshop where we show you how to make your very own pair in your favourite fabric. But don't worry if you can't make it to see us we sell everything you need to make a pair of your own. A pair for every outfit!

Watch our step by step How to make Espadrilles video tutorial. 

We hope you enjoy making them. Don't forget to share your finished shoes on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag them #makerymakes to be in with a chance to win £10 worth of fabric each month - perfect for your next pair!

Need some inspiration? Then peruse our Pinterest board

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Reclaim your Lunch Break with The Makery & Stylist

Posted on June 12, 2015 by The Makery | 0 comments

The lovely team at Stylist magazine launched their #Reclaim Your Lunch Break campaign earlier this year to revolutionise lunch time culture in the UK, and we at The Makery are delighted to be involved!

Join us in the glorious roof garden at John Lewis Oxford St on Friday 10th July, 12pm - 2pm for a FREE 'Make a Top Knot Headband' Workshop!

 No sewing experience necessary, you'll choose from our pretty fabrics and make your very own supercool top knot headband. We simply can't think of a better way to spend your lunch break: Crafting and sipping on drinks in the summer sun in our fave summer hideaway on the roof!

Come along, make your own beautiful headband, then bask in the joy of having learned a new skill, all during one lunch hour.

Reserve your place here:

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We're Hiring!

Posted on March 13, 2015 by The Makery | 1 comment

We're on the look-out for one more talented person to complete our new team at The Makery in John Lewis, Oxford Street! Could that person be you? Have a read of the below, and send your CV to poppy(at)themakery.co.uk We can't wait to meet you!

Workshop Tutor

You live in London!

You LOVE making things, and are a naturally adept sewer and lover of all things craft.

You have studied some form of Textiles, preferably at degree level.

You have experience of teaching - whether it be among friends or in an educational environment. You adore that wonderful satisfaction of teaching someone a new skill. 

You are confident and comfortable in front of groups of people. 

You're unflappable, and able to think on your feet.

You emanate warmth and you're tuned into people and social situations. 

The hours are flexible: There will be some work during the week and some and weekends. And some during the day, with the odd evening shift.  

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