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The best and cutest shoes and booties to sew for babies and toddlers
There is no doubt that sewing shoes for babies and toddlers is perhaps the cutest and most pleasing thing to sew. In our selection of baby boots and shoes sewing patterns below we've picked from a range of pretty and practical shoes you can sew for babies and toddlers.
There are not-so-plain Mary Janes, pretty ballet slippers, comfy warm slippers to sew (for the whole family), cute little shoes for those learning to crawl and walk, and stylish boots to sew for going out and looking smart. Even designer inspired patterns to get you sewing up all your small scraps into bright and colorful booties and shoes for the little ones.
Size 1 or newborn size tiny leather shoes. This free cut file works with all cutting machines to make these super cute teeny tiny leather shoes for your baby. The pattern is also available in her store for larger sizes.
You can keep everyone’s feet cozy with a pair of Blitzen Booties. This project is perfect for a beginner sewer as it’s a quick and easy sew. You can make lots of these for friends and family as they’ll make the perfect gift.
The Blitzen Booties can be made from your choice of cozy knit or woven fabric on the exterior and a variety of cozy fabrics for the lining including fleece, minky and fur. The Blitzen Booties are fully lined and fasten with a snap or Velcro. The pattern includes optional heel elastic to keep these booties on even the wiggliest of feet.
The pattern comes in 16 different sizes to fit feet that are 3″ to 11.5″ long. A size chart is included from babies all the way up to adults including US women’s size 11/12 and US men’s size 12/13.
The Adler Combat Boots are THE boots for style and warmth. These boots are adorable and intended for both boys and girls depending on the materials used such as leather or suede. US baby shoe size 1 to5.
The Scout baby bootie has closures on both the left and right side to make taking on and off a breeze. Comes in sizes 0 to 6. Use knit fabric that is a light to medium weight cotton. It can be interlock, jersey or double knit.
These baby and toddler shoes are really comfortable and by sewing a little elastic in the back and adding a Velcro strap this all helps to keep baby’s foot snug inside. Featuring some of the characteristics of those cute little TOMS, yet personal to the little toes inside. You can also add a little name tag to the back which adds a beautiful touch to a simple design.
The River is the perfect baby bootie in that it is super easy to sew up and has an easy on/off snap at the side. Comes in sizes 0 to 6. Use knit fabric that is a light to medium weight cotton. It can be interlock, jersey or double knit.
The designer has said that this is absolutely one of her favorite patterns because of how beautiful they turned out. With all of the usual sewing patterns for clothing available, sometimes it’s nice to just sew something completely different. Baby shoes are always cute, but baby shoes that you sew yourself in any fabrics you decide are sure to be even better.
The pattern includes shoes for babies aged 3 to 6 months approx
These sweet little boots have a wrap design that allows them to be folded open to easily fit those squirming, chubby little feet! Every pair has a Velcro tab for adjustable closure and an added elastic back for “stay on power. Six boot sizes ranging from preemie/newborn to 15 months.
These Mary Jane fabric shoes will look adorable on any little girl. Easy to sew with little skill needed. The strap has an elastic for extra holding. Clean finish, no seam will show. Seven sizes from preemie to 18-24 months.
Toddler Fabric Kimono Slippers sewing pattern in 7 sizes. They are very easy and fast to sew. The designer added a back ribbon, to lace the slippers at the ankle if they are a little loose on baby's foot.
Make your own cute little baby booties. They have no exposed seams (they are fully lined) and are padded for extra comfort and support. They have an elastic heel to help keep them on your wiggly little baby.
Lil' Papoose Moccasins are the perfect soft soled baby and toddler shoes! Easy to get on and off and so adorable! With just 5 easy steps you'll be whipping up a pair in no time. Comes in 8 sizes from newborn to 3t/4t.
Take a walk on the wild side with the Wild Thing Slippers! Perfect for making monster feet, duck feet, frog feet and more! Use your imagination to dream up the perfect pair of slippers for your own wild thing. Comes in a total of 14 sizes for baby, toddler, kid and doll.
We are due to have our fourth child, a sweet baby girl, in about 4 weeks from now so I’ve been busy nesting and sewing a few things for the new little miss. I came up with these Mary Jane Baby Shoes and have the pattern available for you for free here in size 6 – 12 month (this is a simple, hand-drawn pattern). Please note, that you can reduce the shoe size for a 3 – 6 month baby size by reducing the shoe sole all the way around and the exterior curve and back straight edge of the main shoe piece by 1/4″.
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