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« on: March 20, 2011 12:31:23 PM »

Hi there, this is my first post, please be gentle  Cheesy

I made these for my friend's new baby girl, I saw some online and thought I'd have a bash at making some.
I used leather for the sole (suede side out) and then stitched a cotton insole to the shiny side of the leather. I used white felt for the upper and I lined them with a cream cotton. On the outside I embroidered a sort of budding vine using back stitch and lazy daisy. I added a little pull on tag which also doubles to thread a ribbon through for an ankle tie and finally I made up a little flower to finish them off.







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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011 12:39:44 PM »

love them! sooooooooooooooo cute! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011 01:28:39 PM »

They are so cute and stylish!
I bet your friend will appreciate your gift very much.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011 09:00:11 AM »

Thank you Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011 12:27:29 AM »

Those are super adorable! Did you have any issues when sewing the leather? I'm just wondering because all the booties i've made are all cloth or felt but I want to make some with a leather sole for a little girl that's learning to walk. I know the leather will be more durable and a good intro to big kid shoes but I guess I'm just nervous about sewing with the leather beacause I've never used it before. What size needle did you use? Did you sew it by hand or machine?
These really are too cute though. You did a great job!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011 05:21:43 AM »

Those are really pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011 06:05:16 AM »

Those are super adorable! Did you have any issues when sewing the leather? I'm just wondering because all the booties i've made are all cloth or felt but I want to make some with a leather sole for a little girl that's learning to walk. I know the leather will be more durable and a good intro to big kid shoes but I guess I'm just nervous about sewing with the leather because I've never used it before. What size needle did you use? Did you sew it by hand or machine?
These really are too cute though. You did a great job!

Personally I bondawebbed a cotton insole to the shiny/smooth side of the leather, then I used a leather needle in my little sewing machine ( sized 90/14 ), and did a small fairly tight zigzag all the way round quite close to the edge. It gets a bit fiddly where the fabric bunches up on the curves. I wasn't happy with the raw edges, though when turned right way out they didn't really show much, so I made another cotton insole which I bondawebbed (love that stuff) to the existing cotton, then roughly whipstitched round the edge (using the seam fabric on the felt upper, rather than try to stitch through the leather) and then more carefully button hole stitched by hand.
I just launched into it, making several mistakes and botched attempts. I'm assuming you're going for the suede side sole, it does thankfully provide a very forgiving base for mistakes, the needle holes kind of self seal to a degree  Wink The seam stiching was machined but the embroidery was hand done. HTH

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011 01:53:16 AM »

Thanks for the explaination/tips. I'll keep it in mind when i'm making my leather soled booties.
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