I have always been fascinated by baby shoes. Even before I was married I would see some small little shoes or sandals and would have to pick them up and ooh, and aah over them. I think it is the miniature thing, they are just so cute and so small.
This last week I had this project on my to do list mainly because I had some baby gifts to get and I really wanted to learn how to make baby shoes from fabric. I have an amazing embroidery sewing machine and these shoes were all made "in the hoop." I know that is kind of cheating but there is a process to it but the end product was worth learning. These were the first ones that I tried and they were so much fun that of course I had to make more!
I then used some canvas fabric that I had to make some little sneakers. I used ribbon cording for the shoe laces. On the first pair I used ribbon for the ties and ribbon would probably look cute for these sneakers if they were for a girl.
I tried different colors because I had several baby outfits I was trying to match.
Then I found this baby Birk's sandal pattern and even though I didn't have some canvas for these I lined them with some soft fabric and added buttons and used velcro to close the straps.
I had to make some girly sneakers.
I was going to use some eyelets for the shoe laces but found that just clipping the fabric inside of the embroidered circles worked just fine.
I then decided to try some vinyl and lined the shoe with a light weight cotton. and of course added the bouillon roses with embroidery
Aren't these so feminine and sweet! I then tried some more in a very feminine pink and added the embroidery to the toe.
It took me a couple of days to figure out how to make them all but I will definitely be making more of these, they are very addicting and they feed my addiction for cute little baby shoes.