Here is the final gift I made for my friend…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.
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:
Hope you’re having a great weekend!