All four of my grandchildren are now past the stage of baby shoes, but I still love these tiny darling shoes and haven’t had a chance to share them until now. If you need a baby gift or Christmas idea for baby, these felt baby shoes are a fun, quick and easy project, and make a wonderful little keepsake to treasure.
Baby Shoes for Christmas or Valentine’s
I made three pairs of baby shoes for my first grand baby, Lil’ Bear, and she shared them with Lil’ Sis. This first pair was made using this pattern from Homespun Threads.
These Valentine shoes are from scraps of red felt, lined with a cut-up soft old cotton blouse, and decorated with bits of gathered lace.
Floral Felt Baby Chinese Slippers
For spring, I made her these adorable slippers from a sheet of paisley printed felt, and this pattern from Sewing.org.
Floral cut-outs from the printed felt sewn to the tops gave them that extra flourish. These make fun shoes for Spring or Easter.
Simple Felt Mary-Janes
Before I knew it, Lil’ Bear was turning one, about to grow out of baby shoes. These felt Mary-janes were made at the last minute by hand to go with her birthday outfit. These only take an hour or so to make.
I used two shades of purple (a darker purple for the soles), and sewed them together with a simple blanket stitch. Add a sweet embroidered flower on top for fun, and a strip of elastic inside to hold the shoe on.
Baby Shoes for Boy and Girl Twins
My favorite of all the baby shoes I’ve made are these for the twins.
They’re made from felt with a faux tooled leather texture and really made a sharp looking, country style for our little Texas cowboy and cowgirl. The pattern is Simplicity 1710A and includes sizes SML.
Distinctly his and hers, perfect for boy and girl twins. Our little cowboy kept losing his boot during pictures. Even at a three month size, they were still way too big, but so cute!
I miss those sweet baby days, but I’m so enjoying watching all four of them grow like weeds!
What sweet daily joys have you been creating lately?
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