Baby Booties That Stay Put!
tutorial here at the Making It Fun blog.
This is sweet baby Eliza, our youngest grandgirl, just after she was born last June. She's a whole lot bigger now, and at nine months, she's a girl on the move, albeit with a unique scooting system she's contrived.
The reason these little shoes stay on is that there is a loop of elastic that runs all the way around, making a comfy but secure wrap around baby's ankle.
Here are a couple of tips for this pattern:
1. The original makes a shoe to fit a 0-6 month baby. It's super easy to scale up the shoe pattern with a copier. At 9 months, Eliza fits nicely into the pattern made at 118%.
2. I like to add some batting to the sole, so I sandwich fusible batting between two sole fabrics.
3. This pattern lends itself to variations galore! It's a great place to play with fabric combinations. You can add buttons, ribbons, bows, wool felt flowers, or anything else your creative mind comes up with!
4. For a toddler, scale up a bit more (maybe 130%?) and use a bit of non-skid fabric, the same kind used on footy PJs.
|Another pair I made for Baby E.|