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Basic Booties for Babies & Dolls - Sizes 0-14mths

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Author Precious Patterns
Price $4.99
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These booties are soft and sweet! They keep their shape very well. They wrap around the ankles so they will stay securely on baby’s (and doll’s) feet.

They are so easy to make - even for beginners! The top of the shoe is one piece. Wool felt is used for the lining of the sample shoes (acrylic felt can be used in place of the wool felt). Cotton fabric is used for the outside of the sample shoes. You can also use ultra suede, denim, chenille etc. The felt lining is fused to the fabric. Then the top and sole shapes are cut out and stitched. Shoes are tied with 3/8” to 5/8” ribbon.

Shoes will fit many sizes of dolls, and babies from preemies to approximately 14 months. Ten sizes of shoes are included in pattern - lengths of finished soles are 2.5”, 2.75”, 3”, 3.25”, 3.5”, 3.75”, 4”, 4.25”, 4.5” and 4.75”. Additional instructions are given for enlarging the patterns for even more sizes. Optional instructions are given to put a non-skid sole on shoes for babies that are walking.

You can make booties larger than the sizes that we’ve included in the pattern, by enlarging the
0-6 month pattern to 120% on a copier to give you the next size up – the sole on that shoe will be about 5” in length. You can continue enlarging the 0-6 month pattern by 5% increments to keep making the larger shoes in a few more sizes, going up to 125%, 130% etc.

Materials List
Wool felt (or acrylic felt) - color that coordinates with fabric on outside of shoes
Fabric for outside of shoes - cotton, ultra suede, denim, chenille, etc.
Iron-on fusible web (sample shoes were made with Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Fusible Web
by The Warm Company but any fusible web for fabric will work fine)
3/8” to 5/8” Ribbon - four 9” pieces of satin, grosgrain, etc. (use 3/8” ribbon for smaller shoes
and 5/8” ribbon for larger shoes)
Sewing thread that matches fabric and lining material


2.5” Sole - one 5.5” x 6” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
2.75” Sole – one 6” x 6” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
3” Sole - one 6” x 6 1/2” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
3.25” Sole - one 6 1/2” x 7” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
3.5” Sole - one 7” x 7 1/2” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
3.75” Sole - one 7” x 8 1/2” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
4” Sole - one 7 3/4” x 8 1/2” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
4.25” Sole - one 8” x 9” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
4.5” Sole - one 8” x 10” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web
4.75” Sole - one 9” x 10” rectangle cut from felt, fabric and fusible web

There are five pages of instructions, five pages of patterns and thirteen photographs.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making baby shoes. Pattern pieces are included. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Simplyapplique
on July 27th, 2016

My favorite shoe ever!

by Dixon, Gina
on October 7th, 2013

very cute pattern

by blick, rebecca
on February 3rd, 2013

I got this a long time ago and was always too afraid to try it. I just made my first pair in less than an hour, out of white chenille. And I even made it harder on myself unnecessarily by making the soles out of leather (not recommended) so I couldn't even pin the pieces together and they still came out perfect! Very pleased, I think this pattern is foolproof! And my 6 month old baby has short fat feet and can't fit most shoe brands, and the 6-9 fits her just right.

by Sue
on October 30th, 2012

I have been using another brand pattern but I'm so glad I found this one. It's so easy to use & lookd really good when finished. Instructions were ease to follow.

by McDowell, Misty
on May 22nd, 2012

This was the first pair of shoes that I have ever made, and they turned out great! The directions were very easy to follow!

by Ward, Chrissy
on May 13th, 2012

Love making these for baby showers, embroidering their initials on the top of the shoe! ;) Perfect for doll shoes too, and EASY to make!!

by Mann, Camie
on March 30th, 2012

I've really enjoyed making these booties for baby shower gifts to go along with blankets and burpies. They've been a big hit! I had fun tweaking the pattern a bit to make boy booties that wouldn't have the ribbon bow...velcro worked great.

by Buck, Angel
on February 28th, 2012

I loved the pattern for these little shoes. I was able to make little booties to match any dress or onesie applique I've made since I purchased it. Everyone adores them. Thank you so much!

by Bartleson, Lindsay
on February 2nd, 2012

So simple! I whipped up a pair of these for my youngest daughter so she'd have matching shoes for her Easter dress. My family was super impressed! I'm going to be trying the doll size next!

by bubbilicious*boutique
on January 4th, 2012

I have tried another pattern years ago for shoes and it was so confusing and hard, that I gave up and vowed never again. But when I finally had another girl I decided to give it a try again. This pattern is so easy and so adorable. I have made countless shoes to match my daughters outfits. I have also made a couple outfits with matching shoes and people always LOVE them. I highly recommend this pattern. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

by Brenda Nash
on August 1st, 2001

This was the first pattern that I tried for baby shoes. The directions were so simple and easy to follow. The booties turn out looking great. I made about 3 pair right away for baby shower gifts, and I got so many compliments on them. Varied one part of the directions slightly to help with fabric that fray or unravel some - seems to work for me.

by Jennifer Rollins
on August 1st, 2001

This is also the first shoe pattern that I have ever tried. I have to admit when I first saw the pattern I was a little intimidated - they were so cute but looked like they would be really hard to make. I went ahead and got the pattern b/c I wanted to make my daughter and nieces shoes to match dresses that I had made for them to wear to my sisters wedding. They turned out absolutely adorable and everyone LOVED them and best of all they were super easy to make!! I would definitely recommend them. Thanks for a great pattern!!


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