Use our Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern to create the perfect accessory to any baby dress and skirt. These shoes are very simple to make and use very little fabric and completely adorable on little feet!
Hey Ribbon Retreaters! It’s Amber again (twice in a week!) from Crazy Little Projects with another one for you.
When I first sewed a pair of these little baby shoes I couldn’t get them out of my mind and even dreamed about them all night. They are just too cute.
When I tried them on my 15 month old (ahem!) little BOY (hey, someone’s gotta model them right?) he fell in love too and didn’t want to take them off. Silly boy.
I made these shoes using this Quilted Mary Jane Pattern, but I added my own twist – these ones aren’t quilted.
Want to make a pair for your little darling?
~ Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern ~
What You Need:
2 coordinating fabrics (small amount of both)
Small pieces of Velcro
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Using the pattern mentioned above, cut out your pieces. As I mentioned, I made mine a little different from the pattern. There are two changes you are going to make when cutting out.
First – Instead of using pinking sheers to cut the inside of the U shape pattern piece, I just cut it with my normal scissors into a regular U shape. No fancy pinking sheered edge.
Second – I cut the straps much shorter (about 3 inches total) and a little wider (about 1 inch wide).
Cutting it the way I just described, you will want to cut 2 U shapes and 2 soles from your main fabric and 2 U shapes and 2 soles from your accent. Also, 2 U shapes and 2 soles from the iron on lining. Also cut 2 straps from the main fabric and the lining.
The first step is to iron the lining to the back of your main fabric on all of the pieces.
Then, we are going start by making the straps. Place one small piece of velcro on one end of the strap, close to the edge:
Sew the Velcro in place. Then fold the strap in half with right sides touching and sew down the short end near the velcro and then down the long side:
Turn the strap right side out (I am telling you, this will be the hardest part of making this shoe) and press it nice and flat. Do this with both straps.
With your U shapes, take 1 of each fabric and place them with right sides together. Insert the strap into the U like this:
And sew around the inner part of the U.
Now, turn your fabric right side out and press it very smooth and flat (you’ll have to fight with the fabric a little to get it all to lay really smooth). And… yours should have the strap sticking out. Totally forgot to sew the strap in place on this one. Had to go back and do it.
Now, top stitch around the inside of the U.
Next, pull the right sides together at the back of the shoes and sew:
Sew your soles around the very edge so that the main fabric shows on the top and the coordinating on the bottom (with lining ironed on in between). This will just keep the soles together while you work with them.
Now grab your top part of the shoe (the U piece) and pin it to the sole with right sides together:
Sew all the way around the shoe. Watch out – those pins are SHARP! I always stab myself doing this.
Now, turn the whole thing right side out and all that is left to do is sew your other piece of Velcro in place on the outside.
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