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All Leather "Fig" Baby Moccasins

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Have you ever tried to put shoes onto babies feet?  It almost seems like they have no bones in their feet and they always curl their toes in.  

Solution:  Super soft suede baby moccasins!  

You can slide those baby feet in these like butter!  The flap also opens wide to allow you to almost seat their feet into the sole with out trying to slip their boneless, curled toed feet through a tiny opening.

Materials
Suede- thick suede is good for this project
Contact cement
Thread- heavy duty nylon
Tools
Scissors
Sewing machine (you could sew this by hand..but..I didn't and probably wouldn't)
 
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Step 1: Make a Pattern

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Take a shoe that fits your babies feet or is little larger and lay it onto a piece of paper.  Starting with the front of the shoe find a starting place that is about between the big toe and second in command.  As you roll the shoe around to it's heel mark out the outline of it top and bottom.  Add about a 1/4" for seam allowance around the bottom.  Add a flap to your pattern.

Do the same with the sole.

Step 2: Cut out Suede

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Using your patterns mark on the back side of the suede (flesh side) two of each piece making sure to do mirror images.

 Then cut them out with some super sharp scissors.

Step 3: Add Some Color

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Cut a strip of a complimentary color about 3/8" wide and glue it on.

Step 4: Velcro It

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Cut two pairs of velcro and round the corners.  Glue them on where the flap will come over the top of the toes.  If you're not sure where that will be just wrap the suede around your original shoe and that will give you an idea.  But remember it will be smaller than that when finished.

Step 5: Decorative Edge

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Sew around the outside upper edge to give it some style.  Also sew the back tab and the velcro.  Only sew the inside piece of velcro.  The outside piece that is under the flap will be sewed on with the fig leaf.
The Rambler3 months ago
These are great. I was working on making something similar to this, but I like the shape you went with. I might have to rethink some stuff and try again.
sabu.dawdy10 months ago
i need to make these.. but in pakistan coloured felt is not available. 2ndly i dont have a shoe size for 1yr old :(
the page on which u draw the baby's shoe .. is it an a4 paper?
Phiske (author)  sabu.dawdy10 months ago
Yes it's A4, but it doesn't really matter. If the baby is available you could draw around their foot on a piece of paper then add 1.5 cm or so. The shoes here are made of suede leather. You could also use smooth leather which don't get as dirty. Good luck and post a pic!
sabu.dawdy Phiske10 months ago
the problem is tht i don't have a baby or a shoe even. i am a home economics student
bajablue11 months ago
Excellent work! These little moccs are just darling!!!
Drdendro11 months ago
Great.My son has very wide feet making shoe shopping difficult. This will definately help thanks.
Phiske (author)  Drdendro11 months ago
The first pair I made were for my son (black and tan, not purple!) and they were a life saver. He wore them up until he was walking. The best thing about them is that they are so easy to put on. (Now I want some Harp's and Guinness!)
audreyobscura11 months ago
So cute! Great work.
Phiske (author)  audreyobscura11 months ago
Thanks!
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