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« on: November 04, 2009 01:47:11 PM »

I made some baby shoes !

The first pair is a upcycled cream corduroy jacket with brown/orange grosgrain ribbon (I LOVE this ribbon).  Its fully lined in brown flannel.

The next pair is made from this awesome fabric I picked up while honeymooning in Vanuatu (Melanesia).  Its got this awesome green/orange/white sort of tropical meets tribal design.  I would consider these uni-sex.  What do you think?  Lined in the same brown flannel.

I used an upcycled pleather purse (it neither smells nor feels like real leather so it must be fake) for the soles of both shoes.  

Oh yes, and heres another pair made from the same corduroy but lined in blue - I made these for my son awhile back- this was my first shot at eyeballing a pattern for these so excuse the craziness!  I love shoes like this - he wears them all the time.  The bottoms are leather.  Durable sure, but not nearly as washable!  Angry

Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: November 04, 2009 04:57:35 PM by alwaysinmyroom » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 05:50:11 PM »

These are so cute, I especially love the first ones, the ribbon is awesome. I made a pair of slipper's for my daughter using the same type of pattern, but she won't wear them. which figures since i spent hours sewing them by hand!
did you use a machine to do these? i tried to make another pair using a piece of suede for the bottom, but my needle wouldnt go through, i am wondering if the machine would work but i don't want to break another needle!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 08:34:12 AM »

Those are super cute! I love the first pair. What pattern is that (or is it your own)?

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 01:07:48 PM »

I eyeballed my own pattern (you can see it improved from the first attempt!!!) but I closely based it off of the Mini Mocs http://darlingdiapers.com/SDminimocfinal2.PDF, ehow.com, and Robeez-type idea.

I did use a machine to sew these.  If I were you I would try a leather needle (they make special machine needles for sewing leather).  That might give you better results. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009 09:49:53 AM »

I love your stylin booties.  The ribbon is great, a perfect embellishment.

« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2009 10:38:59 AM »

Those turned out great! The first pair is my favorite!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009 03:23:52 PM »

I'm having a winter baby and REALLY need to make some of these!
Yours are SO cute!
Jen D.

Mama to boys, C is 3 yrs and E is 8 months.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009 05:11:01 PM »

I've been looking for a pattern for toddler shoes like these - thanks!  I LOVE the green ones, too, by the way.  I'm hoping mine will come out so nice!
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