Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hey I Can Do That--Baby Shoes



FIRST- Thank you to all you lovelies who gave me the great feedback on my puppets, it pretty much made my day...SO...

OF course I will get that tutorial out. I am hoping for sometime next week ( if I could just get over this cold)...so keep checking back.

Now on to my "Hey I Can Do That" Saturdays. It has been awhile...but they are back...

A couple of weeks ago I voted for this craft over at So You Think You Are Crafty. I have been wanting to make baby shoes FOREVER. I always talked myself out of it because...well it looks hard and they are so tiny.

This week I decided to throw caution to the wind and make some. While my first attempt may not be perfect, I am thinking the sweet baby wearing these will surely pull people's eyes away from the clumsily hand-stitched heel.

For the most part I found this pattern easy to follow. I did do some things a little different. 

Things I did differently--

I sewed the heel lining to the main shoe lining before sewing on the main sole. 

I did not use interfacing because I was using a heavier fabric for the shoes.

I sewed the velcro to the strap BEFORE sewing and turning out so you don't see the stitches. I also did the same for the velcro on the outside of the shoe.

I loved this project. Let's just say I have more shoes already cut out and ready to sew. 

11 comments:

**Ida** said...

These are awesome! I am going to give them a try (when I find some time).

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Oh my goodness...these are TOO cute! If only I could get my babies to keep shoes on! Lol!

Keri Oke said...

you amaze me. those are simply amazing Larrissa and the thing that blows my mind the most is how the heck do you find all this free time with 3 little men. I must be doing something wrong. I barley have time to sculpt my hair daily. Beyond the shoes thats the most amazing part to this project is you succeding as a Mother and a semstris. How do you do it.

Lacey said...

Oh my goodness! I am dying over these! I looooove them, they are so adorable! I was thinking that you need to teach me how to make them but then remembered that I am totally illiterate when it comes to sewing... Maybe I will just have to buy some from you :). Nice work! So so so cute!

Jen said...

Woo hoo I love these! They are darling. :)

The Gilbert Family said...

My philosophy is if they can't walk why do they need shoes? But if my philosophy were different I would totally put my kids in those shoes! They are super cute!

Tao Of Craft said...

Thanks for linking to my tutorial! I really like your changes! Great idea(s)! :) Your blog is really great! I am so glad to have found it!
Carrie

Neelans Family said...

SO cute... I do love shoes of all sizes! They just make every outfit PERFECT ;)

Jess said...

I made some that are similar awhile ago-and it was soo hard to stop making little shoes! ;) so I didn't. I love yours-the stripes are adorable!

Laura said...

I tried making these but my seams show on the inside. What should I be doing to prevent this? I'm new to sewing and am so glad I found your blog! Thank you!!!!

Larissa said...

Laura,
I am not sure what is going wrong. The only thing I can think is that maybe your tension is off and so when you turn the shoes right side out the seams are showing.

Are you sewing the insides of the shoe with the like sides facing first? Then turning them out?

Does that make sense????

Email me if you questions, I am sure I wasn't clear :)

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