Baby Footies– Nailed It!
I went to my darling friend Sydney’s baby shower last weekend, and by far the best gift she was given were handmade baby shoes. Her sister-in-law, who is clearly craftier than I, gave her three pairs of adorable footies. I went onto Pinterest and found several DIYs for baby shoes. Now I feel like I should justify myself, I have never sewed anything but accessories and pillow cases before attempting these shoes. (I am a hot glue kind of girl). I spent the first twenty minutes trying to get my sister’s machine threaded correctly. After assembling the machine you will be sailing smooth with these shoes.
I would change step six in this tutorial. The directions say to let the right side of the zigzag go off the edge to give a rolled effect. The problem I found was that by doing this my shoes had holes around the soles. Also, I think adding some sort of embellishment is a must for these shoes. Otherwise they would be very plain. I debated between beads/buttons, rosettes, petal flowers, and finally decided on a big bow to hide a more of the shoe! I am posting this because throughout the next couple of months I am going to try these again, and I will post the improved products as part of this post.
So without further ado you can find the original tutorial here!
Have you ever looked at all of the Pinterest fails? It’s a riot!