Wednesday, 24 August 2011

For Little Feet

A while back I bought some cute little baby shoes on etsy. Ever since, I've thought about trying to make something similar. A friend of mine is having a baby soon so I thought it would be a good opportunity to give the wee shoes a whirl. I found a pattern in one of my sewing books, but those shoes had a strap with a snap fastener, and I wanted mine to be slip-ons. After searching around on the internet a bit, I found this video tutorial. I printed the pattern and got to stitching. These were sooo easy to make.
I did do one thing differently, and that was to have a contrasting fabric for the sole, in the interior. You just pin it (with wrong sides together), to the outside of the shoe, so that the right side is facing out when you sew. Then when you turn it in, it is in the interior. The only tricky part was pinning the sole to the upper. I ended up making two pairs and a bib to go with one of them. Now I'd like a pair for myself.

8 comments:

Melizza said...

OMG! Thank you for sharing this. These would make such cute baby gifts. And they look like a fast sewing project.

Those Chevron baby shoes are the BEST! So chic and sweet. Great fabric choice.

Kestrel said...

Absolutely adorable! I think this would be a great way to turn some of my fabric scraps into gifts for the many babies I know that are due.

Sandra Rós said...

I'm wondering where you got the black and white fabric. It looks so beautiful.

Leigh said...

Hi Sandra, I bought the herringbone fabric at a store in San Francisco on Mission Street, Fabric Outlet. But it should be something you could find at any fabric store that sells some wool fabrics. Thanks!

Sandra Rós said...

Thanks, as luck will have it, I actually live in San Francisco :)

Cheryl said...

I found a size 6 petite Chevron wool skirt today in a thrift store. Woo hoo! It's in the washer being felted! :)

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