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Monday, April 21, 2008

Baby Booties

My dear mother-in-law gave me a sowing machine for Christmas last year and I have been dying to take it out and set it up. And yea..... I am very aware that it is almost May, but I finally got it out and had to time to sit down and read how to work it.... and what can I say? I am LOVIN' IT! I feel like some vintage homemaker. I have been sowing, fiddling and checking out books for sowing tips and ideas.

The thing that I have fallen in love with are the cutest baby booties that I have ever seen! And they are not too hard to make. Well, easy enough that I was able to sow them as my first sowing project and they turned out pretty good. Sorry, sorry... I am going on and on, but I am pretty darn proud of my self, I considered myself sowing retarded, until now. So, I am hoping to pass this feeling onto many of you out there.

I looked at a couple of tutorials that were online for different booties. I found one that I thought was pretty good at Stardustshoes. I found the instructions a little confusing at times, but I would push through and in the end it would always make sense. So, if you do make these shoes make a trial pair first to help give you an idea and truly follow the instructions. I did change a couple things here and there to make them more to what I liked, but again.... I didn't do any of that until my second pair.

Once you get the idea down they can be made fairly fast. There are so many wonderful patterns and ideas that you can run with. My next pair is going to be a nice cream corduroy pair. They are a great baby gift too, especially since these are the only baby shoes that I have seen that actually STAY ON! Lucy has not kicked them off yet. So make a nice pair of cute baby shoes and maybe a sunhat or matching blanket.Actually, I will be posting a tutorial for a sunhat here soon too, but for those of you who aren't into the sowing, I am going to be adding these booties and sunhats to my future Etsy shop.

But have fun and good luck. Also if you have any troubles or questions with making these perfect shoes feel free to write me at motherhoodfordummies@hotmail.com

35 comments:

  1. Wow, my girlies went through 2 pairs each of these kind of shoes before they walked full time, Bubbs was the same they are amazing,,,but I bought mine! I cannot believe you can make them, I bow down to you you amazing woman!
    xx

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  2. I love this shoes. They are why I want to get a sewing machine. Thanks for the info, now I'll know how to make them once I finally get my machine.

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  3. I really wish I knew how to sew! I think I'd LOVE making stuff for people. Maybe someday....

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  4. So since I don't have a sewing machine, does that mean you're offering to make me some when I have my first baby? Thanks.

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  5. I have a little sewing machine that I got years ago and have still yet to try it out. I really should though.

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  6. I am not in love with my sewing machine, but I have learned to tolerate it for the cute things that I can produce with it. I am so glad you pointed out that pattern to me, I was thinking about trying to find one the other day.

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  7. I love these!! And with all of the moms that are INCUBATING around me now these will indeed be the PERFECT BABY gift. (Along with those super easy burp cloths that Shannon posted a few weeks ago at rocksinmydryer.) Good luck with the sewing, it is addictive, but a great tool to have. And there is nothing better for the kids to open on Christmas eve than a pair of pajamas that Mommy made on her sewing machine. (that of course match Mom and Dad's!)

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  8. ♥ Very very cute! I love the pink polka dot! I love sewing too.

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  9. These are too, too cute. Wish I'd known about them. Ah, well, other babies are in our friends' futures. Usually I cross stitch a bib, but these are unique as well.
    I know what you mean about Christmas presents. I got the Turner Classic Movie version of SceneIt? Have we played it yet? I did open it once.

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  10. Ok, I gotta figure out how to work my sewing machine... those are SO CUTE!!! it's a hand me down and I don't think it works right...but I have not clue since I have to work really hard to sew anything in a straight line.

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  11. Very cute!! You are a great seamstress! When do we get to see them on little Lucy's feet? :)

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  12. I just started making these, too. (With the same pattern even.) Aren't they adorable?!

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  13. Those are really cute but, thankfully, I have no need to learn how to make them anymore! Good job!

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  14. I am also relatively new to sewing but have found an awesome site and patterns from http://sewsensible.blogspot.com/. She has adorable patterns for little girls that are super easy to make and look like they are from a boutique. You may also lke the site You Can Make This it has got a lot of great, simple ieas!

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  15. I can beat you I got a sewing machine in 2006 for Chirstmas and I have yet to crack open the box.

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  16. super cute!!! i may have to break out the sewing machine to see if I can make these too.. :)

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  17. Those are so cute - I can't believe you made them!

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  18. I made some shoes like that right before Easter - I love them, they are great shoes, I'm looking forward to the sunhat tutorial

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  19. I'm totally impressed. I think you should make another pair (in purple) and raffle them off. I would be first in line! :)

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  20. p.s. I pay about $30 a pair for Robeez that are essentially the same thing - and the Target knock-off is about $18. Just in case you were wondering.

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  21. These are so cute. My sister made some of these a little while ago. You are so crafty, my friend!

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  22. These are absolutely adorable! Very cool that you made them yourself!

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  23. I am going to have to give these a try. I have a number of friends with babies due in the next few months. What a great baby gift idea. I am not the best seamstress but this don't look too hard.

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  24. I haven't sewn in a long time, but I do enjoy it when I find the time!! We had the Target version of the Robeez brand of those little booties and LOVED them (Target's were cheaper by HALF!!). I wish it had occurred to me to look up patterns online to try and make my own! GO YOU! Those are adorable!

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  25. I have a dusty old sewing machine, maybe if it was new and sparkly I would be as adventurous as you....you must have a wonderful mother in law, I wonder what that's like.

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  26. LOVE THEM! I *use* to be the Allamakee Country Fair sewing champion, ha-ha now I'm not even sure that I could sew something with elastic.
    I'm such a bad mom, I forwarded it to my own in hopes she'll want to make them instead of me.

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  27. Four words for you:
    YOU. NEED. ANOTHER. BABY!

    Apparently you have too much time on your hands. I am still learning to sew buttons on. Maybe you can give a tutorial about that. (LOL)

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  28. I would love to start sewing. It seems to be really coming back!

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  29. Seriously, just one question for you....HOW DO YOU DO IT?!! Where do you put your daughter while tackling all these amazing projects??

    I am in awe!

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  30. I CAN NOT believe you made those. Adorable! Good job!

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  31. Whoa, lurking here, but what an awesome job you did on those shoes! Funny blog too!

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  32. THOSE are cute as can be!! I wish I knew how to sew!

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