It’s a grey old day outside and I’m sitting on my bed with a coffee in hand and the bedroom door shut to keep my son and Hubby at bay. I call this my “no-man cave”. A reply to my Husband’s “man cave”.
So I’m grabbing this precious moment to finally give you an update on my latest sewing attempts!
I can’t seem to get enough to making shoes for little feet. These baby & toddler shoes are mega cute! They only use small scraps of fabric and once you’ve made them a few times can be done in a jiffy.
The shoes you see above are “Kimono Shoes”. I wanted to see if they’d stay on a toddler (my little one wasn’t “toddling” at that stage) so after much pattern enlarging, made a big pair for myself and they stay on great! The pattern doesn’t go large enough for a little walker, so you’ll need to play around with it.
If I had a girl, I’d be ripping into this gorgeous “Chinese Slipper” pattern, so instead my friends will have to reap the benefits of this one. I don’t think they’ll be complaining too much about that though!
There are several great patterns for a versatile shoe that will stay on any little wriggler so I’ve listed all those below for you (most are a pdf format). All very similar in style, I’ve taken bits I like from each one to create my “ultimate toddler shoe”.
Every time my son wears his shoes, I can’t help but smile … and dream up a design for the next pair.