|Today I am sharing my all time favorite baby item. Is there anything better than soft shoes for a little babies feet? The fun in making your own is you ca make a variety of them my daughter probably had at least 20 different pairs, it was fun making sure my little girl had a cute pair of shoes for every outfit. They also make great baby shower gifts as paired with the Abbey dress the set is my go to gift.
So they are a pretty simple Mary Jane shoe, the kind that everyone and her best friend have a pattern for, but since I like things a little different I added a sweet little pleat to the shoe. (plus it goes with the pleats in the Abbey top bonus!)
So here is the pattern to download, and I hope it prints the right size for you. The sole for the 0-3 months should be about 4.5 inches printed.
The Pattern comes in sizes 0-12 months.
|Then turn it right side out and top stitch the same edge, leaving 1/2 inch at each end unstitched so you can sew them together on the next step.
|Then fold the shoe joining the two ends. Lay the shoe out so you sew fabric to fabric and felt to felt. Be sure to match the middle seam up.
|Then fold the layers so the seam you just made is on the inside and you should have a shoe form that looks like this. Optional step, I sometimes top stitch around the lower edge to secure the pleats you don’t have to but sometimes it helps.
|Then sew a button to the other side of the shoe
|Then you are done with some sweet little baby shoes.
|Here are some variations I made, where I added a little flower sewn to some felt and added on the buckle.
|Or these where I added a little flower. (and the strap is felt)
Get creative! Shoes are fun! Oh and for walkers or crawlers who are rough on their shoes I have made them out of the heavy vinyl (you know the stuff that looks like faux leather) I use fabric on the inside then since the vinyl is thick and they hold up very well to kids that are hard on their shoes.