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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Barefoot Booties

Here are some super cute baby sandals made from a T-shirt.

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What You'll Need:
- 1 adult size t-shirt (L or XL should work fine)

- piece of felt in the same color as t-shirt

-needle and thread

- glue gun

- fabric scissors


The How To:
- First trim off the hem of the t-shirt. Be sure to cut as close to the stitching as possible.

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- Cut the hem into 3 strips. Mine were about 2  1/2 - 3 inches long. To be sure what size you need measure around the babies foot. ( I cut one strip to the measurement that I got around the ankle, and 2 from the measurement from the top of the foot)

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- Next I stitched together the 2 that will go across the top of the foot. Just a couple of stitches will work....to make the straps look like an X.

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- Then, I stitched together the ends of the straps to make circles. See the photo below.

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- Next i cut 2 small circles ( that arn't bigger than the top of the babies foot) from the felt.

- Then glue the 2 straps onto the felt. Make sure that the stitching that makes the straps look like an X is not glued to the felt.

- Next glue the 3rd strap on (this is the one that will go around the ankle) at an angle as shown in the picture below.

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- Glue the other small circle of felt on.....sandwiching the straps in between the 2 felt circles.

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- Next comes the flower...it is also made from the t-shirt.

You can make you favorite flower to add or you can make this one.

- Cut out 4 flower shapes in different sizes from the t-shirt.

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- I did a loose stitch in the middle of each flower and then pulled it tight to gather the flower. I did this to each flower and then I glued them together...one on top of the other.

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- The I glued the flower on to the top of the felt circle.
Next make one for the other foot and then your done!


Now put them on those cute little baby feet!

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12 comments:

Manda said...

How fun! Thanks for the post.

Merry said...

Very Cute!

Kat @ KaydeeBunz said...

Wow this is adorable! Now all I need is some baby feet! :)

Janis said...

I just made these for my granddaughter that will arrive in 6days. I love them! Thanks for the cute idea! Janis

Christine Norris said...

Thank you!

Post-it Note said...

can we pin this?! so cute!

Clammy said...

Yes! Feel free to pin it! Thanks! :)

Diana said...

Hello,

I am trying to make these cute booties. But i have
2 questions.

1. what size t-shirt. I bought a child's but it doesn't have enough length for 2 booties. So i bought an XL woman's t shirt. It would help to put a measuring tape next to the strips.

2. The blog says:- Cut the hem into 3 strips. Mine were about 2.5 - 3 inches long. Oh goodness, that's weird. I just pasted this phrase from your blog which says--Cut the hem into 3 steps about 25-3 inches long. This is confusing. So I copied it and pasted it here in my comment and the paste says 2.5 -3 inches--how funny.

Anyway, I am starting over and i hope it turns out just fine.

Diana said...

I meant, for the pasted sentence:

- Cut the hem into 3 strips. Mine were about 2.5 - 3 inches long.

Notice that it say 2.5-3; but in the blog it says 25-3.

That' s what I meant by confusing. My first post doesn't show the decimal= 2 . 5, I read it as 25-3 inches.

Clammy said...

Diana I am so sorry for the confusion.

I have gone back and revised it and hopefully it is easier to understand.

Thanks for bring this to my attention!

If you notice anything else let me know, thanks!

Diana said...

Thank you Clammy. Yes, the new font is much easier to read. Thanks again.

DannyB said...

I have a question.. I made these and when I tried to put them on my baby's feet they were really really tight to get the ankle strap on. It this because of my poor measuring? Or is there a certain way to put them on? Thanks!