Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Nautical Baby Shoes


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!


  1. love these! Your fabric choice is awesome.

  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.

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

  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.

  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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