Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Nautical Baby Shoes

8.10.2012

Nautical Baby Shoes

I made some fun little shoes for my neighbor's baby boy. She likes orange and navy, and I like stripes. It's a little bit of both of us. (I didn't have any orange boy-ish looking fabric.) I used the free pattern Little Man Shoes by Shwin&Shwin.
I really like the look of these shoes. They are different than most other free baby shoe patterns I've seen. At first I had a hard time figuring out how to make them, but once I did, they went really quickly. I think they are easier and quicker to sew than the common three seam shoes with elastic around the ankle.
I love how the orange snaps pop against the navy and white.
I added vinyl bottoms for durability and puffy paint to the vinyl for grip. I don't know how well the paint will stay, but it's worth a try!

5 comments:

  1. love these! Your fabric choice is awesome.

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  2. These are awesome! I just found your blog through Pinterest and I"m now wasting far too much time oohing and ahhing over your projects. I actually need a pair of shoes that fit my 12 week old baby for a wedding. Perhaps I need to make a pair myself. =) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Those shoes are adorable!!! I love to try making like this for my nephews. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh, its cute! Good thing you have kept it all these years. My baby just started walking and i'm excited to buy her first pair of shoes.

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  5. Aw, these looked cute - thanks for sharing here! How did the vinyl grip go? Did it last especially when the little kid starts running around?

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