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Felt Baby Shoes

There's no better way to cover a baby's precious toes than with a pair of soft, snug hand-sewn booties.

Felt Baby Shoes

Source: Martha Stewart Baby, Special Issue 2000

Introduction

They may seem daunting, but these slippers are easy to make with these templates. Add subtle detailing here and there with punched holes, trim, or snap closures.

materials

  • Wool felt

  • Pin

  • Needle and thread

  • Glue

  • Rickrack

  • Hole-punch

  • Ribbon

steps

  1. Use our templates. Pin templates to wool felt; cut out. To make the heel seam, which shapes the top part of the slipper, fold the upper piece in half, and stitch along the straight edge.

  2. Pin the top of shoe to the sole. Sew the pieces together. Turn inside out, hiding the seams. Glue rickrack on the outside or inside rim of the instep, or hole punch a pattern. Sew a button or snap on one strap; make a button slit or sew on the other piece of the snap on the opposite strap. Attach a tiny ribbon bow to the top of each shoe, if desired.

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