Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Shoes for Claire Louise



Last night at 11:00 I decided that I would like to try my hand at making Claire some little TOMS style shoes. I LOVE soft soled shoes for babies, I also LOVE shoes that slip on like socks. So I combined the idea of TOMS style with soft sole and elastic back.....



...and this is what I got. I like them! I want to draft them a little less wide next time, but I love the look!


I used a fabric for the sole that was almost an outdoor weight fabric so I think they will wear well even though she is running around now.


Claire Louise was not in the mood for a photo shoot today! Shortly after this picture was taken my little angel fell asleep, and is still OUT! Sweet baby!

I think she needs a purple pair too! I'm thinking of getting an old worn in leather jacket from the thrift store to cut up and use for soles. Wouldn't this make a cute baby shower gift? Especially for boys, I always have the hardest time thinking up boy gifts! xo, Sam

11 comments:

Kim said...

SO cute! I like the idea of the old leather for the soles. I used to have a stash of old suede leather elbow patches, and I've used nearly all of them for shoe soles for the girls!

krishna said...

both baby n shoes are very very cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Melissa said...

Oh my! Those are adorable... I just finished making the cardigan (inspired by you=) and now I might have to try to make by little one shoes this weekend.

Lynn said...

SAM! I NEED a pair of boy-ish ones for Isaac! He has such fat feet (and wide) that he's between sizes 4 and 5. I will totally pay you for them!!!

thejoyfulcottage said...

SO, SO CUTE!!! I agree with the leather jacket idea!!! GLAD that Miss Claire is feeling better!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathryn said...

These are really cute! I'm having a hard time with shoes for Elizabeth. She's walking (and running, really), but her little feet are still as fat as they are long.

As for the soles, I've made felted slippers with soles from footie pajama fabric (from the chain fabric store) and suede/leather from the leatherworking section at Michaels. It's not too expensive with a 40% coupon and is soft enough to punch holes in and work pretty easily.

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I like her shoes..

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KarenH said...

Oh she definitely needs a purple pair too. :) Those are adorable Sam.

Cyndi - YaYa said...

Oh my gosh! So cute.. I have a brand new grandbaby.. actually 2.. born a week apart.. I must attempt these.. or something similar!
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MrsDG@TalesFromHomemadeHouse said...

They are so cute and I love the idea of using leather for the soles! I'm also in love with her little bolero/shrug! Adorable clothes for an adorable baby :)

Tina Chirila said...

love your blog and these shoes are totally adorable <3 I love that they can be for boy or girl...please please make a tutorial how you made these or a pattern pretty please :)