Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DIY Baby Booties

Ok let me start off by saying I SUCK at sewing!! I can sew a pillow and hem a curtain like its nobody's business but when it comes to anything more complicated than that, I'm HORRIBLE!! But I do love a challenge, and i'm a perfectionist enough to make thing look ok.

My friend's wife is expecting a baby girl and I reeeeeeeally wanted to make something vs buy something. I was feeding my etsy addiction one day and I found the cutest baby booties at Precious Patterns. I decided to buy a pattern and attempt sewing.

What you need:
  • Felt square
  • 1/4 of a yard of your favorite fabric
  • 1/2 of a yard of iron on Fusible Web
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread if you're patient (not me!)


First you have to bond the fabric to the felt, this provides a more sturdy backing and is soft on little baby's feet :)

Place your fusible web in between the fabric and felt and iron.


While the fabric is cooling down, cut your patterns. I cant show you the full patterns because they are copyrighted, this will have to do for now : /

Using your sewing machine, sew all around the edges of your pieces. Hopefully you're better at this than me! You'll notice later that my final picture is only of one bootie, that's bc the other one looks like a drunk person sewed it! haha, I have to re-do the other one, oh well i tried lol

Once you've sewed the perimeter, turn the piece inside out and pin the back. Once you've pinned, sew the two ends together.

After that, it starts looking like a little bootie!

Next, turn the shoe inside out again and pin the sole of the bootie to the top piece. Once you've pinned, sew all around the perimeter and add your ribbons. You're done! Not too bad for a sewing rookie.



I hope you enjoed this tutorial. I will post the other style I'm working on in the next couple of weeks. I'm visiting my grandparents next weekend and I thought it would be fun to sew it with my grandmother...PLUS she's amazing at sewing so I'll actually learn the right way to do things haha.

Let me know what you think!


44 comments:

  1. please, they are ADORABLE! GREAT job!

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  2. You're a sewing rookie? Those are ADORABLE... I should give these a try for my 3 week old nephew!

    Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

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  3. Oh! So sweet! Love the fabric
    She's gonna be the chic-est babe in town : )

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  4. Ohhh if only I had known about these when daughter was a baby and we couldn't find booties to fit her large feet! These are too stinkin' cute!
    pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

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  5. they're adorable!!!!! great job =)

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  6. SO CUTE!! Great job! Your blog is so cute with lots of fun ideas here! I'm a follower ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

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  7. aww thank so much for the kind words :)

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  8. hi Jackie!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for following! I love your blog and all of your fun projects! The post about Chloe made my heart smile...so precious! I'm your newest follower!
    smiles!

    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  9. Those are so cute! I love the colors! I can sew a pillow awesomely too! :D

    I know I'm late, but I'm following from Tuesday Tag Along! :) I hope you can visit us back and follow as well!!

    http://theartsymom.tk

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  10. These are sooo cute! I really like the fabric and, of course, the pink satin ribbon. Thank you for linking up with Fabric Fun Thursday.

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  11. Stopping by from New Friend Friday. :) And, I gotta say, if you suck at sewing, then what's the next level below that, bc that's where I'm at. I could never do anything that creative by hand.

    They are very cute and you're a very sweet friend to break out of your sewing comfort zone to make those adorable little booties for the new baby.

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  12. Sooo stinking cute! I can't wait to make them for the plethora of friends who are popping out kiddos in the next few months!

    Stopping by to follow you from Boost my Blog Friday. Have a great weekend!
    Lisa
    http://homemadehodgepodge.blogspot.com

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  13. WOW You are good!
    This is so cute! great gift too!
    Come follow back and visit!
    Happy Blog hop!
    XO
    Frenchy

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  14. the pattern had only 2 pieces which is why i figured i could do it....the 1st bootie was a disaster but second was good, lol i like to think that 1st one was just a warm up ;)

    easy enough for a novice sew-er to do it, give it a try

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  15. visiting from NFF! First post in and I'm sold! I've been wanting to try a pair of these, but now I can thanks to you. Love your blog.

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  16. HI,

    I'm following you on a Friday Follow.

    Happy Friday!!!

    Lisa

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  17. FREAKIN AWESOME! :) These are great! I found you through follow me friday :) awesome blog!
    dawn
    http://flipoutmama.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love your DIYs you are so creative. I don't have any baby girls in my life right now but I did pass your blog along to some friends that do. Great job. I became a follower and found you through Friendly Friday. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Hi
    I'm a new follower from "Spotlight Saturday"
    Have a great weekend.
    Cute booties.
    Cheers,
    Tiffany
    http://nimblergrove.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi there, I'm your newest follower from Spotlight Saturday. Loving your blog. The booties are adorable. Look forward to reading more. Hoping you'll drop me a visit sometime.

    http://thethingswefindinside.blogspot.com/

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  21. No way do you suck at sewing. So pretty!
    machelle

    ps. I'm your neighbor for Meta. Monday!

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  22. Those are so cute! And doable (which I wouldn't have thought before seeing the tutorial!)
    You're invited to Of Such is the Kingdom's first birthday blog bash! Come to see old posts revisited and to win lots of prizes!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  23. AWW! No babies here, but photos of itty bitty homemade baby booties certainly get the wheels in my head thinking about it :)

    Lamb’s Most Recent Post: Come Link Up! 200th Follower Link Party - You’re Invited!

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  24. That is AWESOME! HOW CUTE! Nice to have you join us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  25. Those are absolutely adorable, and it sounds like our sewing skills are about on par, so I feel like this project is totally do-able. My sister is expecting a little girl at the end of this month. I think I'll stop by and Precious Patterns and buy myself a copy. Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration!

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  26. OMGosh! So cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  27. Very cute and girly! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  28. I'd seen something similar but never with that adorable bow!! So cute!

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  29. Oh my gosh. These are soooo cute! I wish I had some babies to put them on. My little guy is 2.5 now. He probably won't go for it. :)

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday. I love it!

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  30. Now, THOSE are so cute! Love them, and I'm totally like you, can't hardly sew but working on it :) Great job!

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  31. very cute and look super easy to make. thanks for linking up with 6 inches of ribbon

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  32. so very precious! Thanks for joining us at "AP Tuesdays!" @ New Nostalgia! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  33. Jackie those came out simply adorable! Too bad they don't come in adult sizes, ;oP

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  34. So cute!!! Love your fabric choice.

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  35. So cute!!! I have four little grand-daughters... I better get busy : )

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  36. following va lambAround's blog hop.
    awesome post.

    http://fuyume.net

    xxx love from the UK

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  37. Bookmarking this page to try later. These are fantastic!

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  38. Howdy!
    Really cute shoes!
    I am a new follower stopping by from Lamb Around Hop.
    If possible, pay me a visit and consider giving us a little help a the link below. CSN Store finalists. (3rd place)
    Laurie
    http://bit.ly/eacQ9P

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  39. I'm wondering what age this would fit. (Month old, year, etc)?

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let me know what you think :)