Sunday, June 26, 2011

Easy Baby Slippers

 Aren't these the cutest! They are also quick and easy...and the pattern is free at New Conceptions.
Thanks to the ladies on my HGTV Message Board, Quilting and Needlework for posting a link for me to find! The pattern comes in sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months...both in the same pdf file you can download. Here's how I made my little pair. First, I cut out the pattern pieces and glued them to cardboard (they last longer that way)...and I traced around them directly to the fabric. Then I stitched a wrap rose to the toe of each shoe.
Folded the heal piece over and stitched a seam about 1/2 inch from the folded edge to hold the elastic. Inserted the elastic and pinned.
Next, I stitched the edge of the elastic down and trimmed.
Then, I pinned one side of the heal to the outer toe piece.
And, pinned the other side too (hard to tell ...aren't you glad I showed you a photo of the first side pinned too!)
Pinned the inside toe piece on top...and now let's sew! BTW, I kept removing and re-inserting the pins as I added no sewing has been done yet. Here we straight across this pinned edge...about 1/4 inch from the edge.
Here's that seam sewn...and then the shoe turned so the entire top can be recognized.
Fold the shoe top and the sole in half lenghwise and mark the toe and heal centers with pins. Working on the underside of the shoe (see no flowers showing).
Match these pieces up at the pin marks...and pin all the way around.
Sew completely around...and then serge or zigzag the edges.
Then trim the excess off...see my little pile of "stuff" that I cut off the shoe on the right?
Lastly, turn the shoes right side out...and you're done!

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