Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern - so easy and little fabric! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

What adorable little baby girl dress is complete without a pair of matching Mary Jane style shoes? (Remember we are giving away this dress and these shoes! Enter here!)

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern - so easy and little fabric! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern - easy and uses little fabric! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I made these shoes using this Quilted Mary Jane Pattern, but I added my own twist – these ones aren’t quilted.

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Want to make a pair for your little darling?

~ Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern ~

What You Need:

2 coordinating fabrics (small amount of both)

Iron on lining

Small pieces of Velcro

All items can be purchased here at The Ribbon Retreat, just click the links.

Here’s How:

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:

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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:

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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:

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now, top stitch around the inside of the U.

Next, pull the right sides together at the back of the shoes and sew:

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now grab your top part of the shoe (the U piece) and pin it to the sole with right sides together:

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Adorable yes?

Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Win these adorable shoes and matching baby girl dress by entering HERE!
There are 5 more days to enter! Entering is easy and if you don’t have a little girl, this would be a wonderful gift!


See more of Amber on Crazy Little Projects! You will love everything she has to offer! And be sure to enter the giveaway. This dress and adorable shoes are too cute! And if you don’t win, you get to have fun making your own! :)

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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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11 Comments

  1. VickiT
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, those are just adorable.

  2. Ruthy
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Simply loving it! :)

  3. Posted November 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Hey! Wanted to share that I had purchased(several) of these shoe PDF’s wanting to make these. Stumbling across this tutorial has help me tremendously! I’m so thankful for it b/c the way the PDF reads is not as clear as your instructions.

    HELPFUL TIP FOR MAKING THESE SHOES:
    I also wanted to share with you & to other crafter’s who may be wanting to make these adorable shoes. Go to your local sewing store ( I went to our Hancock Fabrics store) and buy the neat tool called a “Quick Turn..fabric turner By Dritz” for turning your straps. I think it cost me like $7 or $9.00. Its worth every penny! So much easier. You can find instructions on how to use it on YouTube. Just type in ” How to use the Dritz Quick Turn fabric turner.”

    Hope this helps you all out as much as it has me.
    Thanks again for sharing.
    jennifer

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Jennifer for your suggestions! I am sure it will help others as well. – Shirley :)

  4. Jamie Corpus
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Im so glad I found this! I just bought the pattern totally neglecting the part that its quilted..lol! I just saw cute shoe.. I was starting to panic a little as I dont quilt at all! Thanks sooo much!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

      Oh Yay! I’m glad you found this too! – Shirley :)

  5. Posted September 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I’ve really loved surfing around your weblog posts. After all I will be subscribing on your rss feed and I’m hoping you write once more very soon!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 16, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

      Thank you for your comment and following along! Have a wonderful rest of your day and week! Michelle :)

  6. Posted August 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Very beautiful very beautiful

  7. Posted August 4, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    These shoes are very beautiful. Design and color is tie-in. I like it so much

  8. Posted August 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    These shoes are very beautiful. Styles and colors are very good. I think these shoes must be very popular. Thank you

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