Make Your Own Baby Shoes11:40 PM
This is supposed to be a kind of tutorial if you want to learn how to make your own baby shoes. My first attempt was kind of a flop with baby moccasins that didn't turn out the best. I found a different pattern that works better. I practiced on some cheap fleece for the first round and they turned out just great. I found a black leather purse no one wanted and decided to make little leather shoes out of it.
Print your own pattern here.
Or you could email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll email the pattern as a word doc so you can print it out right at home. The pattern is around 12-18 months so you could shrink it or enlarge it as needed. I think it should be comparable to a size 3 to 4 as is, according to my little guy's feet.
Tip for sewing on leather: I find using a longer stitch length, about 3 helps not to distort the shape of the leather.
5. Sew a piece of ribbon to the top of the heel piece. If you have a ribbon with different finishes, mine was satin but I chose to use the back side which was more matte. If you have a right and wrong side to your ribbon, make sure you sew the wrong side up.
The upper of the shoe is done!