January 25, 2013

Feature Friday - DIY Baby Shoes

I've seen so many sew baby shoes on blogs in the past couple of years.  It was a project I'd been wanting to try, but never got around to.  Now I have a reason, though.  Here are the little shoes I whipped up this week.  


They look so tiny next to my dad's hands.


So here's the low down.  I have been admiring the shoes that Delia has been making HERE.  Look at how adorable they are!


 The original pattern can be purchased HERE in an etsy shop.  (Sorry, but I changed the link after finding out some addition info about the original source.)  Delia adjusted the pattern a little and it's worth reading her tutorial as well.  And if you used something like leather you don't have to necessarily sew a lining.  

I had been looking for something that was faux-suede on one side and sherpa on the other so I could make boots like Uggs, but I only saw some online and it was pricey.  However, at Hobby Lobby I found this leopard microsuede with a fluffy kind of fur on the backside.  It was around $12 a yard, so I bought a 1/2 a yard (which was way more than I needed for this project) and used my coupon.  The fabric doesn't really fray, so you can use it like leather.  That way the shoes are really comfy, but they were also really easy to sew.  Since they are 0-3 month size I didn't bother to worry about traction on the bottom of them.

Baden helped me pick the fabric and the buttons.  He was kind of proud of the shoes and carried them around with him all day.  Little victories :)  You know how kids randomly respond to what you make?  For some reason Rex was floored that I could make shoes.  They both made me feel like a rockstar.


Next up will be boots.  Wish me luck.

Thanks for dropping in.

18 comments:

  1. Those are adorable! My sil just found out she's expecting #3 so as a good aunt I've been collecting baby ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I made baby shoes this week too!! they're just so cute and tiny - love them!

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  3. Those are absolutely adorable. Way to go Baden! The boys are going to be such great big brothers.

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  4. This are just sooooo adorable! And thank you for the link. I'm smack in the middle of shower planning for my SIL and realized I've yet to decide what I'm gifting her with! I know now :) You've got some rockstar big brothers on your hands by the way! Happy Friday!

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    1. *These are just sooooo adorable! Sheesh I need another cup of coffee!

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  5. Unbelievably cute! Baby girl shoes are my favorite. I can't wait to see a photo with her wearing them!

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  6. So adorable! I used a great Etsy pattern to make my baby girl some boots- here's a link to my blog post and the boots pattern: http://emskyrooney.blogspot.com/2012/11/bootie-licious.html

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  7. Super super cute!

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  8. They are sooooo cute! I wish I had a sweet little girl to make these for LOL

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  9. These are amazing!!! Your little girl is totally gonna rock them :)

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  10. Adorable! I love them. I also found out about the origins of that pattern. I am so appalled and changed all the links on my blog.

    Thanks for linking to me though. ;)

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  11. AHH! I am dying over these. I want to have a little girl and make some of these immediately, haha. Can't wait to see the boots - good luck!

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  12. So cute-the shoes and Rex! :)

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  13. omg, those are so stinking cute!! I want some in my size, ha.

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  14. So very cute! The many variations you can make with a simple pattern can make so many cute little styles, and they're cheap and made with love! And, oh ya, you're a ROCKSTAR! I love that same amazement that my girls have when I whip something out, or tell them I can make it for them!

    I just have to say...thank you and Delia for such honesty :)

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  15. U are a rockstar!!! and they are falling in love with her already!

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  16. SO cute. SO exciting to be able to make itty bitty girl shoes. Good job!

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  17. These are adorable! You're so talented.

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