Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baby Shoes

Remember the sweet little Pleated Mary Janes? Well I thought it was only fair to share a pattern for boys. Back when my son was a baby I only made the 3 seam booties, (you know the ones like the robeez shoes?) Then after the Mary Jane pattern I made a boy version for some friends having boys. I also made a few for my daughter since it is basically a warmer version of a mary-jane. So do you want to make some too?
Download the pattern

HERE
A quick note… This is an old post and I no longer have time to send out the pattern to those unable to download it. It is a FREE pattern, so while I apologize for any trouble with the download, I can't continue to send out the pattern.  
Ok so cut out the pieces as described on the pattern. You should have 4 top pieces and 4 sole pieces as well as any embellishment you may want to add.
Just a not in sizing up the pattern cut where it says to cut the buckle part off and then add the amount labeled 3-12 months and then reattach the buckle piece. 

Start by sewing right sides together the two top pieces. Don't sew the outside line together.

Then turn it right side out and top stitch the edge.

Then add any applique or design you want to the shoe. (you could also do this last if you want)

Then with right sides together pin the top to both layers of the sole. You want the "buckle" piece to be against the sole and then the toe of the shoe will over lap the buckle.

Then sew around the edge. To finish it off nice I trim away the extra fabric and then serge the edge, but it is optional.


Then turn it right side out and sew a snap on the flap and the side of the shoe to hold the buckle down. 

Easy right? Your little guy will look great in them!

I have also made girly one's by adding a flower, or jewel and using feminine fabrics. 


Enjoy!

29 comments:

  1. very talent! Wish ones for my little boy.

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  2. may you show us how to make loafer for baby?

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  3. i love the vibrant red color. what kinda fabric is that?

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  4. i'm having problems getting the pattern. can you email it to me?
    thanks!

    lynnsu@gmail.com

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  5. This is so lovely! I like the color that was chosen to be made up into a shoes and most of all, it is really so adorable!
    boys designer clothes

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  6. Very Cute! What seam allowance are you using?

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  7. I love this design, and I'm going to make these for my neighbor's boy! What's the seam allowance?

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  8. My shoes keep coming out horribly. How far back am I supposed to pin the buckle piece to the sole? Also, do I curl it under so that I do not stitch it when I'm stitching the toe part.

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  9. These are adorable. I have tried to make them a few times now and I am in the same boat as spencergrl. They have come out horribly each time. I would be so grateful for a more in depth tutorial, and better photos on how to assemble the pieces before sewing them together.

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  10. I used this pattern to make some little fleece shoes for my friend's soon-to-arrive baby and just love how they turned out!!!

    I have blogged about them at http://ribbonsandbibbons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/awaiting-arrival-of-precious-little.html and given you credit.

    Thank you so much!

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  11. Thanks for sharing.I do this for my baby booties

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  12. I love this pattern! My first attempt at them was awesome. They were quick and easy. Now to put them on my blog giving you full credit of course!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this adorable pattern! Just tryed and the little baby shoes turned out fabolous!! Thank you so much!! Now, off to making more:)

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  14. I love how these turned out!!! Thanks for a great pattern and tutorial!

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  15. What is the seam allowance? Thank you. Can't wait to try it out and make them as gifts and for my little one.

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  16. Gracias por compartir tus moldes, los voy a usar para mi bebito de 3 meses de edad!

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  17. When I download the pattern it prints out huuuuuge :( sucks, I wanted to make these!

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  18. Thank you for sharing. Maybe it is super clear for most people, but I tried and just couldn't make it work. It was like looking at those "trick" pictures in children's books: I thought I had it, got all the pieces down and in what I thought was the right position, then squinted and somehow it just didn't make sense. I either had too much fabric bunching up or not enough to go around the sole.

    But then again, I'm a true novice. Maybe having a picture or an extra explanation on how to put together the long piece and the sole would be helpful for us, the truly untalented. Me, I'm giving up in despair, but thanks for sharing all the same!

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  19. Thank you very much for this pattern! I made a pair of some fleece on the inside. I am really happy with the result although it was quite hard to sew because it is so small. I just sewed a flower-ribbon across the flap.
    My picture: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/littlethings/sew/IMG_3561_zpsf25b0212.jpg

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  20. Thanks for sharing awesome post.
    I loved your blog.
    baby designer clothes

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  21. This blog is very well written and I appreciate your efforts.. Keep up the good work.
    baby designer clothes

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  22. Same trouble as others not being able to get it to look right.
    Please more clarity on how to place buckle in right spot. I've unstitched and re stitched so many times now that I have to chuck out this pair

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  23. when I make shoes I have no official "seam allowance", just as close to edge as possible catching all layers! The only thing I was confused about with this tutorial was the use of the term "buckle"... I'm not a pro, but no novice either - but aren't buckles little shiny metal things that help keep your belt on or your sandals strapped? Am I missing something??

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    1. Yes I sew as close to the edge as possible, being sure to sew through all the layers. These are baby shoes so they are very small and there isn't room for a large seam allowance to be on the inside. Buckles don't have to be shiny little metal pieces, that is the term I used for the part of the shoe that is the strap that goes over the foot and secures the shoe in place, if you don't like the use of that term feel free to change it in your mind to strap, or anything else you fancy :)

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  24. For seam allowance, I stitch as close to the edge as possible while catching all layers, is that right? But I was wondering what these look like w/ the flap open - b/c there is no obvious "center point" on the tops to match up with "center points" on the sole. Rather than waste a bunch of trial-&-error shoes, I was hoping to see what it should look like at every view...

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    1. If you don't want to waste fabric with trial and error and don't feel comfortable sewing from this FREE pattern then I suggest finding a pattern for sale. Being that this post is over 3 years old I don't really plan to add new pictures or details it is what it is (and that would be free)

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  25. Also - what do you mean by "buckle"? I'm not a pro, but no novice either & I thought buckles were metal things that were on belts...

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