Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

They keep coming up with new products for infants, and one of the cutest things I've seen (which wasn't around when I had my last one) is Robeez baby shoes. The price seems steep, considering what a short time they'll wear them, but parents who have them swear they never come off.

My friend Martha B. told me about an online pattern for Robeez-style shoes that she had tried for her grandson, and I thought the idea was too good not to share! I'm not much of a seamstress, but this tutorial is so helpful and descriptive, I bet I could make a pair of these, and teach my daughter as well. Baby gifts, here we come!

Here's another link to a bunch of other styles and patterns for baby shoes and slippers. What cuteness! What creativity!

Martha mentioned another great idea too, which you could use to make these baby shoes or other projects too. Somewhere she read about someone who took old wool sweaters and boiled them so the fibers would shrink up tight, becoming like felt. The great advantage of felt, of course, is that you can cut it and not worry about finishing the edges--it won't ravel like regular fabric.

So there you have it--untested by me, but a great idea that works for Martha! And her...and all these ladies....

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8 comments:

Jacki said...

Okay this makes me wish I knew how to sew!

Mom2fur said...

Those are so sweet! I bookmarked the link and I'm definitely going to make some of these...even if I don't have a baby, or any grandchildren on the way. I'll just use up some of my fabric scraps and have some cute baby gifts!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Peanut volunteers to be a guinea pig for y'all! Those are adorable!

Aubrey said...

I've made several pairs of shoes like this now, and they are super cute. They really are not difficult at all, but turn out very nicely. Good link!

Frazzmom said...

My kids are not teenagers, but I would definitely make these for a baby shower gift! Thanks...

{Karla} said...

i love these! thank you for the links.

Blessings,
Karla

Jamie said...

Thanks for passing along the tutorial links! These are so cute, and I just inherited my mom's old sewing machine (as she received a new one for Christmas) so I've been thinking about what projects to start with. Can't wait to try these, especially since I've been looking for some kind of around the house shoes or slippers for my one-year-old. It's hard to find something in the stores that doesn't sport some enormous Elmo or bunny head.

Kelly Brooke Fugate said...

They have Robeez-style shoes at Target for considerably less cost. I love them!!!