Baby or Toddler Shoes – the update I promised (better late than never right?)

Baby shoes Mk 2 - the finished product

Baby shoes Mk 2 – the finished product

A little while ago I posted a pattern and instructions for some cute, but time consuming baby shoes. I mentioned at the time, that I had come up with a less time consuming method, well I have finally got around to writing the post. Better late than never I suppose.

These little shoes have fabric soles and use the same pattern as Baby Shoes Mk 1, you can check out that post here and find the free pattern here.

As before, you will need:

  • Pattern (this pattern is a size 4, but you can use your printer to shrink/enlarge it to suit, make it so that the sole piece is about 2cm longer than your babies foot). To download the FREE pattern, subscribe to the Sew4bub Weekly Newsletter. After you sign up and confirm your email address, you will receive access to the whole Sew4bub Free Pattern library. Yay!
  • Fabric scraps – contrasting colours for the outside and something softer for the lining
  • thread (I just used white for everything)
  • About 10cm of elastic for the straps
  • Scissors, sewing machine, needle (for hand sewing)
OK, Instructions:
1. Cut out all your pieces. You should have something that looks like this:
Baby Shoe cut pattern pieces

Baby Shoe cut pattern pieces

2. Follow steps 2 through 7 of my original baby or toddler shoe post here. You should then have something that looks like this:

Part finished Baby toddler shoes

Part finished Baby toddler shoes

NOTE: I used a zig-zag stitch when sewing the contrast fabric(denim) to the shoe upper to stop the fabric from fraying. if your contrast fabric is a knit or felt fabric you can just use a regular straight stitch here.

3.  Next pin the sole lining in place, and stitch a small section (around 3cm) on one side as shown in the following pics:

Pin the sole lining in place

Pin the sole lining in place

Stitch a small section of the sole lining to the upper

Stitch a small section of the sole lining to the upper

4. Place the sole fabric on top of the upper with the outside(the side of the fabric that you want to be able to see in the end) facing inwards towards the shoe upper. Pin the sole fabric in place.

The sole lining pinned in place

The sole fabric pinned in place

5. Sew around the shoe, leaving open the one small section where you have already sewn the lining to the upper.

Sole sewn to shoe upper

Sole sewn to shoe upper

6. Now turn the shoe right way out through the small opening you have left, and you should have something that looks like this:

Baby shoe turned right way out

Baby shoe turned right way out

7. Finally you just need to slip stitch the small opening closed and your shoes are finished – very minimal hand sewing involved.

Baby shoes Mk 2 - the finished product

Baby shoes Mk 2 – the finished product

One thought on “Baby or Toddler Shoes – the update I promised (better late than never right?)

  1. Love love love these baby shoes! You made it seem very easy & I am going to have to try this! Thanks so much !

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