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.
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.
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.3. 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.
I’ve made quite a few pairs of these. I’ve made the classic preppy option:
The little monkey face option (I mean really, how cute is that face?):
The dinosaur option:
The rooster option:
And of course, the polka dot option: