DIY Baby Shoes

I love making these baby shoes. The fabric pattern combos to choose from are endless, so I always feel like I’m doing a really unique project every time. Plus they’re tiny and adorable, so you really can’t go wrong.

DIY baby shoes

Skill level: This sewing project would be good for beginning to intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: A couple of hours, depending on skill level.

To start: If you’re using a fabric that’s machine washable, make sure it’s prewashed before you cut it so you eliminate any shrinking that might happen after it’s sewn and then washed.

Check out this link for supplies I use for just about every project. Additional sewing supplies you’ll need to make your own baby shoes are listed below (I’ve linked to things from Amazon if you want things delivered to you, otherwise Joann’s will have everything you need):
 1. Fabric – I would recommend a machine washable cotton since those are the easiest to cut and sew.
2. Felt – This is what is used to line the baby booties. I love using Rainbow Classic Felt because they’re made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles (!), and I rarely need pieces bigger than the 9″ x 12″ they come as. You can buy them by the piece at your local craft store, or order a bigger pack online to have on hand for future projects.DIY quiet baby book3. Ribbon – As you’ll see below, I tend to use checkered ribbon with this project. But as long as the width is correct you can do whatever floats your boat.
4. Double sided fusible interfacing – I always use heat n bond brand, but I’m sure there are other brands available out there.
5. Baby shoe pattern – I used Simplicity pattern 2491 to make these baby booties.
DIY baby shoes

I’ve made quite a few pairs of these. I’ve made the classic preppy option:

DIY baby shoes

DIY baby shoes

DIY baby shoes

DIY baby shoes

The little monkey face option (I mean really, how cute is that face?):

DIY baby shoes

DIY baby shoes

The dinosaur option:

DIY baby shoes

The rooster option:

DIY baby shoes

And of course, the polka dot option:

DIY baby shoes

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