Cowbaby shoes

I made these little shoes for a coworker’s baby gift. They don’t take much time, but are such a fun addition on top of whatever group gift everyone goes in on.

baby shoes

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

I actually made a pair of these shoes using the same fabric, when I made a matching dress as well. Check that post out here. I like the subtle brown polka dot ribbon I used before, but I really like how this pair with the yellow ribbon turned out. Here’s another post with a bunch of different pairs I’ve made before if you want some inspiration.

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. 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 book
2. Ribbon – I tend to use checks or polka dots, but as long as the width is right just do what feels right.
3. Double sided fusible interfacing – I always use heat n bond brand, but I’m sure there are other brands available out there.
4. Baby shoe pattern – I used Simplicity pattern 2491 to make these baby booties.
DIY baby shoes
Despite the fact that I’ve made probably 20 pairs of these, this cowboy print pair is easily one of my favorites.

baby shoes

baby shoes

baby shoes

baby shoesbaby shoes

2 thoughts on “Cowbaby shoes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *