Handmade Baby Gift #3: Felt Baby Booties

March 29, 2009

Sewing/Crochet

Here is the final gift I made for my friend…felt baby booties.

Felt Baby Booties

There are quite a few free patterns out there you can download on the internet. I used the Mary Jane pattern found here, by the folks over at Martha Stewart.

Simply print out the template and use it to cut out two pattern pieces from wool felt. Wool is best since it is much more durable than synthetic craft felt. (Look for it at your local fabric store, or you can get a beautiful assortment of colors here at the Magic Cabin).

Sew the shoe together according to the pattern instructions, add a closure, and embellish. I used snap closures on my straps and hid my sewing by punching out and adhering small flowers onto each strap using Fabri-tac glue (yes…another use for those paper punches!). I then added some velvet ric-rac and small satin bows using Fabri-tac as well.

Felt Baby Booties

The box was designed by me using sheets of acetate and some SU! patterned paper. I wanted to be able to display them from the top & sides, hence the acetate. I think this design would work great for displaying candy and other gifts as well. It is approximately 4.5″ square. I may post a tutorial at some point if anyone is interested.

Here’s a view from the top:

Felt Baby Booties

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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5 Responses to “Handmade Baby Gift #3: Felt Baby Booties”

  1. Barbara Hache Says:

    Another beautiful project! The booties are precious and the box is such a wonderful presentation!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Barbara

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  2. peg Says:

    When making the felt shoes did you find any tricky spots or was it ju.st as simple as Martha makes it look??We all know how some of her ideas have been made 100 times by her little slaves(OOPS I mean Assistants). I want to make them for my beautiful new Grandbaby Minnie.Thanks in advance for any tips you might offer

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    • Laura Says:

      This is really a pretty simple pattern. The toughest part is making sure (when you’re working in miniature) to have an equal seam allowance as you sew each seam – otherwise…you won’t get a bootie shape in the end. I think I kept a really small seam allowance on this pair. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also increase or decrease the size of the pattern depending on how large you need them to be. I suggest you buy enough felt to be able to have a practice pair (just in case!)

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  3. Janine Burden Says:

    This is a very unique baby gift. I was looking for something to make my sister who is having a baby soon. I think I will make these as they are a wonderful idea. Thank you.

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  4. Tosin Says:

    Please could you post the tutorial on how you made the box. Much appreciated

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