Thursday, February 18, 2010

My first leather baby shoes

I love making shoes for my babies, but it's really only something I've been able to do for the first year or so of their lives. Once they start walking, they need something a little more sturdy (fabric wears out really quickly on concrete). So this week, on my trip to our local Goodwill I picked up this pretty unattractive leather skirt. I figured I would try my hand a little pair of leather shoes for Zion.

I'm still getting the hang of this whole sewing machine thing and I really don't think mine likes me very much, so these were sewn by hand. The inside and the little flower are felt and the strap closes with a little snap (the button is just for show).

My index finger is one big callous now, but I think it was well worth it. They tuned out pretty cute and Zion really likes them.


  1. Adrienne,

    My mouth is still hanging open. Those shoes are absolutely gorgeous. Good job. I would say to keep hand stitching if it weren't for your calloused finger, but they are the cutest thing.

    Mommy, I sense a baby business in your future. It doesn't have to be big and take over your life, but you may want to go ahead and create an Etsy site and make it one of the "stuff you look at (sidebar)." I'm just sayin'.

  2. Thanks Milk and Honey Mommy! I'm supposed to be sewing enough stuff to start an Etsy shop in the spring, but spring is right around the corner and I have not found the extra time to build up some stock. It's still in the plan though!

  3. Do you mind sharing the pattern with me? I would love to do a pair for my baby girl Marley. They are beautiful. WoW!