Baby Booties

finished baby booties

The list of my friends that are having babies just keeps growing! For the past couple of years, my go-to gift for baby girls has been the Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made by Rae (a few of my versions¬†here¬†and here). However, for Christmas I got a copy of Handmade Beginnings, a sewing book full of projects for babies, for moms-to-be, for dads(!) and for the home. I was pleasantly surprised by how many projects in the book could very easily be for non-baby applications – pillows, quilts, a messenger bag, etc. I marked a bunch of projects I wanted to try, and one was the “cute as a button” booties, which seemed perfect for a new-baby gift.

Conveniently, my sister gave me some fabric over Christmas that she had cut out for a tiered skirt years ago and has since given up on making, which happened to include some pink prints, perfect for a pair of baby booties. These booties took a little over two hours to make, and came together pretty easily. Next time I might alter the inner sole, which is attached via fusible interface. I’m a little unsure if the soles will actually stay attached that way. Has anyone relied on interfacing to connect fabric pieces? Does this really work?

baby booties, top view

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6 Responses to Baby Booties

  1. matiamou says:

    They look absolutely amazing…….I have tried interfacing a couple of times (and if you iron it well ) it does work worth investing in a good quality one thou
    Ps……Don’t supposed you’d like to share the pattern…;-)

  2. Kelli Campbell says:

    Love these. Where did you get the pattern?

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  4. Kate Martin says:

    I made these booties but I did change the design in two ways. I did not like the idea of only fusing the fabric to the bootie with no stitching so I sewed it together by hand. The second change I did was to the elastic. I made a fabric tube loop and used this for the closure instead of the elastic. I have to say it is a cleaner look. I love Anna Maria Horner fabric and designs but was not crazy about the elastic loop. Good luck

    • Emily says:

      Hi Kate! I agree about hand-stitching the inner sole – I actually just made a second pair of these a couple of weeks ago and did the same thing. Seems much more secure than just fusing it together. Great idea about the elastic as well!

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