Tuesday, May 24, 2011

First Attempt at Baby Booties

Time for another baby shower gift idea! I've really had fun pushing my limits on what I can make myself. This time I wanted to make a pair of cloth baby shoes. They seemed like it would be completely out of my sewing skills, but I didn't have too much trouble with it (besides sewing the wrong side and having to tear out the seams AFTER I sewed the whole shoe together... nice one). I used the template here, but made them slightly smaller since it would be for a newborn. I feel like my blog should really just chronicle how I see an idea and totally copy it! Haha! I do have some ideas of my own for the near future :) Here is the final product minus the elastic step - I knew I'd forget to take a picture the next day after the hubby went out and grabbed me some elastic. I paired it with a tie onesie in the same fabric and I thought it looked so cute and preppy!
And here's the package all wrapped up! (This was after I added the elastic to the back of the shoes - I was right and forgot to take a picture of just the shoes after that step!)I wasn't able to make it to the shower since it was during the day while I was at work, but I hope she liked it! I have heard that they look like baby Toms :)

I have seen reversible versions of these shoes and I want to give those a shot!

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  1. How funny! I used this EXACT pattern (orange and blue though) to appliqué a tie on a onesie just like this! I am so new at sewing though. How do you keep the edges from fraying?

  2. I love this fabric! It's so cute for a little guy! I have asked a couple of friends how they're holding up and they seem to be doing fine. I use an iron-on adhesive and then sew pretty close to the edge. I've heard using a tight zig zag stitch can help with fraying too but I'm also fairly new to sewing (unless you count an 8th grade FACS class!) so I don't have a lot of tips :(