Tutorial: Fabric Baby Shoes

For this project you will be using 2 fabrics to create the baby shoes.  Choose your first fabric and iron the interfacing with the paper side up. (the glue web should be placed on the “wrong/backside” of the fabric). 

I have trimmed the fabrics down to approx 6”x12” for this shoe size.

Iron each section for 3 seconds until interfacing is applied to the fabric.   Once this is done move to the next fabric and repeat the same steps.

Now that the interfacing is applied peel away the paper liner to reveal the newly interfaced fabric.

Then place your fabric onto your cutting mat interfacing side down.

Ok Now you are ready to cut.

I arranged the pattern according to the image below in order to minimize waste.

Click the send to Silhouette button, select your fabric cut settings and cut out your shoe pattern.

Now that your shapes are all cut out you are ready to put them together.

Pin both patterned arches to each other face sides together as shown in the image to the right.  This will form the top part of the shoe. 

Then sew the inside of the arches together.

Open the arches and bring face sides together at the ends of the arches and sew together.

The next step is to turn the fabric face side out.  Then iron the arches together.  This will form the top part of the shoe.  The interfacing that you used will help the two fabrics to stay together.

You will also want to iron the soles of the baby shoes together.  Place the interfacing sides of the soles together and iron for a few seconds.

Pin the sole of the shoe to the top piece inside out and sew around the edge.  Once that is completed turn the shoes right-side out.

You will also want to stitch the strap and hook and loop tape on at this point if you have not already done so.


Aren’t these the cutest little shoes EVER!  *screech* …now I just need a little one to put these on. ;)  I will have a pdf posted on the website soon as well as more sizes in the online store. 


17 thoughts on “Tutorial: Fabric Baby Shoes

  1. aimee says:

    great tutorial i really want a silhouette machine i would make things so much easier xxx

  2. KSK says:

    Very cool! :)
    **do you know if there are any Silhouette giveaways/deals anytime soon?

  3. asklisam says:

    Does this pattern come in toddler size?

  4. Megan says:

    Adorable! Those would make such a fun baby gift!

  5. Jen says:

    Great use of the fabric cutting option. I will have to try cutting fabric soon. This seems like it will be easier on the hands than drawing on fabric and cutting it out with scissors. ;)

  6. I adore this! More patterns pleeeaaase! :)

  7. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. Super cute! I might even be able to sew when you make it that easy.

  9. dawnaclark says:

    Ahhhh! So cute and looks pretty simple! Would love more sizes, and other files like this for sewing!

  10. BekahTichy says:

    How did you make the little flowers that go on it? Is that a Silhouette pattern too? I know they’re pretty easy to make, but thought I’d still just ask…

  11. Anonymous says:

    where did you get your silhouette machine?

  12. Suzy D. says:

    I have this pattern in 0-3mo and no way could I get it to fit in the way you did. 12×12 won’t do it.Any suggestions?

  13. Ceci V. says:

    I don’t understand how it is sewed, I followed your directions and it is not folding the right way on the heel part, I wish there was a video for the arch/heel part :( I am stuck in there.

  14. Mom2Elias says:

    In the tutorial it shows 4 rectangles for the straps, but I don’t see a second color on the shoes. I don’t want to waste fabric by cutting strips I don’t need and the pattern didn’t come with those 2 extra rectangles. Was this an error?

  15. Anonymous says:

    The instructions could definitely be written a bit clearer. One has to ungroup and move things around to fit to the 12×12 mat. I cut two of each color of rectangles, so wasted one color. The strap details definitely need to be more specific. Would also like the info on how to make the little flower. It would be nice to also list the items needed (i.e. velcro) prior to making the little shoes. Otherwise, it’s a great little pattern and I’d like to see more. Just better sewing instructions. Thank you!

  16. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice to have the seam allowance listed. I assumed 1/4″ and do not have a baby to try them on at the moment. But that is one major thing in sewing patterns that needs to be included.

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