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Sunday, August 21, 2011

ohh, baby!

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.


Linda said...

I LOVE the baby shoes! The patterns are great and I love the embroidery on them. Did you figure it out on your own or did you have directions?

Unknown said...

LOVE THEM!! Especially the little girl one with the embroidery. SO cute!

Maggie Lamarre said...

oh wow these are awesome shoes, luv all the details. what did you use for the sole?

I will be honored if you will share it with our readers in our linking party at
Thank you,

aimee said...

so cute. they are really great i love them xxx

Rachel said...


Sue said...

You're incredible!

Brit said...

I am ohhing and awwing over these!! They are amazing! Great job. Everything is cuter mini size :) Thanks for sharing.

Erin of said...

There is nothing cuter in the world that baby shoes!

I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

Kathryn Ray said...

Wow! Those are just amazing.

I bow down to your skills of stichery. :-)

WonderWhyGal said...

Oh my! Those are the most precious baby items I have ever seen. Yes! Make more! Make more! I love the baby birks.

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

WOWZA!!! I have never seen so many cute baby shoes in my life! You are so very talented!

I started a new linky party over at my place that centers around DIY fashion. These shoes you made would be perfect to link up to DIY Diva Thursdays! Id really love to have you over :)


Anonymous said...

Aaaah, they're so CUTE! There's just something about those tiny little shoes that makes your heart melt, isn't there?!?


Spinster Beth said...

So sweet!

Beth said...

They're all DARLING!!!

Erin of said...

I am baby shoe obsessed myself! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)


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