I made Leo some shoes! YAY! July 2008

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I made Leo some shoes! YAY! July 2008

So, the girls over at April 08 were making these and I thought that they looked simple enough. I decided to try them. They're styled after 'robeez' and they fit great! I couldn't believe how simple they were either. I made them out of fleece, cause that's what I have handy...but apparently purse leather is perfect for this kind of shoe. I'm gonna go to Value Village and scope out some soft leather purses.

Here's Leo, partially undressed so he could model, wearing his new slipper. It fits great and was ridiculously easy to make.

WOOT! I used the pattern found here: http://family-centered.com/needleworks/soft-baby-shoes/

Have at it, girls! Anyone can make these...and they're much cheaper to make than to spend $30 on the real thing!

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OMG! Those are SO cute! I'm gonna make some too!

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wow em! those are adorable. you're so talented. i'm so jealous of all you crafty girls...

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Those are hellacute! Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

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You rock Em! That's bookmarked for me, now. I even have the materials on hand. WAHOO!

/crazy crafter

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those are super cute. I'm not crafty in that sense though.. Sad lol

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oh i love these shoes, and their so easy to make, I made a bunch before alana was born and I had the time Smile babysitter loves them bc they stay on her feet

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those are so cute Em! I am definitely bookmarking that page!

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Oooh, thanks Em! I'm gonna start on some of those tonight!

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hmmmm. . . gotta figure out the button hole feature on my sewing machine.

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AGGHHH!!! Why'd you post this? Now I have to make them! Wink

I'm already in the middle of a dress for dd and just picked up some fabric yesterday for my christmas present to weston--a silky+other textured taggy blanky (very small one for a lovey). I don't have time for all my sewing projects! Smile

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Very cute! I admire crafty ladies like yourself. Me, I have to spend the money on the shoes!

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Those are adorable, I'm going to have to give them a try.

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Those are adorable!! TFS

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Heidi and others

if you don't want to deal with the buttonhole feature, which I don't like there is another pattern that is a little easier, or just use a non fraying fabric, and you can just cut it

http://www.poopockets.com/free/footies/footies.htm

same idea, just slightly different and then you can make them reversible

these footies are the cutest Smile

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"kiss_the_fiddler" wrote:

hmmmm. . . gotta figure out the button hole feature on my sewing machine.

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I just used fleece to line them...it doesn't fray. Smile

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Hehehe, I made more. These are brown corderoy with light pink fleece lining. Smile YAY!

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those are cute!

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***lurking...***
I didn't use the button hole thingy on mine either... I just used a hole punch with a non fraying fabric!

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that looks great! I'm gonna have to give it a try. Wink

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Yeah, I saved that pattern!