I Love to Create: Felt Baby Booties

What kind of new mother would I be if I didn’t make a pair of baby booties for my new bundle of joy? Some people take the more traditional route and knit up a pair, I on the other hand having no knitting skills needed to look for another option. I’m more of a glue kind of gal. This week on I Love to Create we are putting our own spin on baby booties.

First up let me start by saying that when you are pregnant you have a pet name for your baby. Some people call it peanut, we called it Little Whip. We didn’t know until February 22nd when baby was born if we were having a boy or a girl so everything I made was gender neutral and if it was personalized Lil’ Whip was the name. Same goes for my customized felt baby booties.

I love easy and quick crafts and I only had to be a felt cobbler for a single afternoon to get these shoes all glued and stitched up!

SUPPLIES
Embroidery Thread
Embroidery Needle
Craft Felt
Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™ Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive
Simplicity Vintage Baby Booties Pattern
Sewing Pins
Scissors
Fabric Marker
Making Memories Grommet Kit

HOW TO
Choose your felt. I opted for a teal shoe, zebra print sole and green monogram. What colors and patterns you choose is totally a matter of preference. Using the Simplicity pattern, pins, marker and scissors cut out your pattern in the felt. I free handed the letters L and W for Lil’ Whip to put on each shoe and cut out.

Using Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive I adhered my L and W to the toe of each of the booties.

After gluing my letters in place I went back with yellow embroidery thread and added a simple stitch for a pop of contrasting color.

For extra strength in case Lil’ Whip wants to do any marathon running in her new booties I reinforced the seams with Fabric Fusion before embroidering with yellow floss.

Following the pattern instructions the next step was to attach the sole to the bootie with embroidery thread.

Using a kit intended for scrap booking I added 2 grommets to each bootie to thread the shoe laces. Laces are made by braiding 3 strands of embroidery floss.

It will be awhile before Lil’ Whip will actually be able to fit these booties so in the meantime they sit proudly on a shelf in the nursery waiting patiently to be grown into.

12 Responses to “I Love to Create: Felt Baby Booties”

  1. Francine

    This is awesome! I want to make booties too, and I do crochet and knit but not well enough, so this is perfect. Felt is something I have a bunch of. Thanks for the tut!

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  2. Vickie Howell

    Ok, how come the lighting in your pictures taken at my kitchen table looks so much better than when I take them?

    Booties turned out A-dorable!

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  3. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    Francine the pattern has 3 different styles of booties to choose from. Honestly it would be dang easy to create your own pattern too.

    Vickie I never saw your little Valentine booties you made that day? Did you post them?

    Eliza glad you like. I have a thing for animal print, hopefully Tallulah will too!

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  4. lilacpop

    Wow, so cute and they look fairly easy to make. Would be cute to do some spring ones with little chicks on them or something.

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  5. Cafe Fashionista

    How cute! How cute! How cute! My sister had a baby boy in November. I’m going to make these for her. Though they’re cute as a decoration, even if you don’t have a baby! :)

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