I have a baby niece coming any day now. Which is great since I love sewing for babies but we are done having them. Tell me I am not the only one who likes to sew things for babies just so you have a go to stash when you hear a friend is having a baby. My favorite thing to sew is shoes. (I have shared a dozen so far) Maybe it’s because I am obsessed with shoes and maybe it’s because they are expensive and impractical to buy that I love giving them as gifts. My kids always had shoes for every outfit because they take so little fabric and time and I love making them.
For these boots I got inspired while shopping at one of my favorite shoe stops (joyfolie)
I love the look of the studs and the straps and thought how cute would these be for a little baby? Especially a December baby. I used some scraps of a wool I had left over from a coat. (a project that will be coming soon) I loved the wool because it’s nice and warm, sturdy and it doesn’t fray so I didn’t have to finish any edges. They would be equally great and easy to make in leather, or fleece. I used studs for these that stay nice and secure however, being that they are for a baby I would never leave the baby unattended while wearing a boots
You will need:
- FREE Baby Riding Boot Pattern
- 1/4 Yard of material I used a wool, leather or fleece would work as well
- 12 studs (use caution when making things for babies.)
Cut out all the pieces.
Place the sole and sole lining. (I used a felt for this so the sole would be a little more sturdy but you don’t have to do this and it would likely be easier if you don’t and just use the same fabric for the sole and sole lining.) You can baste the two soles together if desired.
Then with right sides together, sew the heel to the sole. Match up the center back of the sole with the center of the heel then ease it all around. You are sewing a straight piece to a curved piece, so it can help while sewing around the heel to have the needle down and lift the sewing foot so you can pivot and smooth the fabric while sewing along the heel.
Then sew the toe and the tongue right sides together. Again you are sewing a straight edge to a curve so ease them together.
Then with right sides together, sew the toe to the sole overlapping the heel. Match up the center toe with the center front sole.
Then turn the boot right side out.
Next, add studs to the buckles. Sew the buckles to the shoe. The smallest strap will go over the toe, and then the middle strap, and then the longest strap.
Then repeat all the steps so you have another boot.
Told you they are super simple.