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
- 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!