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Bitty Booties

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© Heather Bailey 2006 This pattern is not for resale.

with the INSTEPS of the SOLES toward each other and the INSTEPS of the UPPERS toward each other. Materials – for one pair of shoes: • 6”h x 15”w material . 2. Form Heel: Overlap the HEEL edges so that the seamlines and the gray circles align (the full overlap will be about ¼ inch).the shoes must bend to go on comfortably) • Two small scraps. Organize: Before assembling. embroidery or trim. (Diagram B) 5. Do not reproduce this pattern. non-fraying material) • Decorative thread and scraps of material or trim for embellishment (optional) • Thread Instructions: 1. (Diagram B) 6. this stitching will show. 2006 Step 8 . or two right shoes. starting at the HEEL. Stitch through both layers with a straight stitch.™ Bitty Booties\ Page 1 A w w w. Decorate: The fun part. for that matter. (Diagram C) 7. while allowing for a little give. Pin pattern pieces down and cut. Simple enough. Repeat with the second UPPER.s t i tc h Steps 4 & 5 over lap C INSTEPS Steps 6 & 7 D pull up ease-stitching and pin © This pattern is not for resale. (Diagram A) 3. Read through the entire pattern before starting. Make it look nice.thick wool suiting. Ease TOE by carefully pulling up the bobbin thread until the TOE fits to the SOLE. at least 1” x 1” each. (Diagram C) 8. For matching shoes. Cut Out: With right sides together. You don’t want to end up with two left shoes. stitch a triangle through all layers. ribbon. (Diagram D) stitch Top Step 2 Bottom tr im stabilize B e a s e . Flip the UPPER over and trim. on the seamline. Note: the sides of your shoes that are under-lapped will become the INSTEPS. Some ideas in there may even affect your materials list. fold the fabric in half (to 6” x7 ½”). Add felt polkadots. but overlap in the opposite direction. From the top of the UPPER. Stabilize: Stabilize the TOPLINE of each shoe (the opening) with a handstitched blanket stitch or running stitch.com This pattern is for PERSONAL use only. Ease-stitch Toe: Stitch a longer-length straight stitch along TOE. I prefer a small blanket stitch because it stabilizes the edge. Make sure your shoes are opposites. Pin in place. or with a straight stitch on your machine. lay out your various pieces. You will have two of each piece. Secure your embellishments well and avoid any choking hazards – keep those babies safe! 4. of leather or ultrasuede (or other tough. high-quality felt or soft leather (choose pliable material -. H E L LO my nameisH eather. Do not backstitch or secure the thread at the ends. pin UPPER to SOLE. You may want to wait to add buttons or bulkier embellishments until after the shoes are assembled. Pin & Ease: With right sides together. Get creative. matching like circles. Do not sell products made from this pattern. remember to flip the design for the second shoe. Embellish both UPPERS as desired. between white circles. Reinforce: Tuck a small piece of leather or ultrasuede beneath the UPPER shoe where the dashed triangle is located on the pattern.

Your cutie shoes can now tie with a bow! (See illustration to the bottom right) Be sure to reinforce the opening still. you may want to clip the TOPLINE longer. Show them off: Join the Flickr™ photo group entitled “Bitty Booties” at www. If you’ve chosen a woven. Looking for more fun shoe ideas? Visit the “Bitty Booties” photo pool at www. 10. Safer for explorer babies too! Again. stitch the pieces together.com 9.™ Bitty Booties\ Page 2 w w w. if desired. If you’re using a woven material.the shoes must bend to go on comfortably. Cute. as a decorative element. but the shoe opening will gradually stretch over time. • (Steps 7 & 8) Seam SOLE to UPPER with wrong sides together. You can even skip Step 4 all together. Notch the curved seam allowances. Stitch & Finish: Using a fairly small stitch-length. Or change this shape to a square or a rectangle or a band across the full width of the UPPER.com. Steam if necessary. first assess whether it will fray too much or not before skipping this step.flickr. Go crazy -. This creates a larger opening to slide the foot into. • (Step 2) You could stitch the reinforcement leather on top of the UPPER. you might want to stitch around the shoe a second time and treat the seam allowance with FrayCheck™ to prevent raveling and to protect the seam from opening. you could clip the TOPLINE longer than the pattern shows and add ribbon to either side of the TOPLINE. H E L LO my nameisH eather. Join the group. Remove visible ease-stitching and add any remaining embellishments. 2006 . Seam will be exposed on the finished shoe. to smooth into place. • (Step 4) Stabilize the TOPLINE with ribbon or trim. choose pliable material -. Have fun! © This pattern is not for resale. Turn shoes right sides out and run your finger along the inside of the shoe at the seam. • (Step 1 & Step 3) Chubby or not. • (Step 1) For chubby feet. Pick and choose: • (Materials) Change out the SOLE material for leather or non-slip fabric (like they have on the bottom of footed pajamas). Carefully trim the seam allowances with pinking shears. as in Step 2. share your bootie creations and enjoy the baby shoes others have created using this pattern.com and post photos of your completed shoes! Variations and Rule Breakers: Excited about baby booties? You may want to customize the design. Here are some ideas for variation.flickr.just reinforce the tip of that clipped line.

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