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Form Heel: Overlap the HEEL edges so that the seamlines and the gray circles align (the full overlap will be about ¼ inch). Do not reproduce this pattern. Secure your embellishments well and avoid any choking hazards – keep those babies safe! 4. Some ideas in there may even affect your materials list. but overlap in the opposite direction. pin UPPER to SOLE. Reinforce: Tuck a small piece of leather or ultrasuede beneath the UPPER shoe where the dashed triangle is located on the pattern. or two right shoes. Embellish both UPPERS as desired. between white circles. Stabilize: Stabilize the TOPLINE of each shoe (the opening) with a handstitched blanket stitch or running stitch. fold the fabric in half (to 6” x7 ½”). Simple enough. or with a straight stitch on your machine.thick wool suiting. Read through the entire pattern before starting. at least 1” x 1” each. on the seamline. (Diagram D) stitch Top Step 2 Bottom tr im stabilize B e a s e . 2006 Step 8 . I prefer a small blanket stitch because it stabilizes the edge. Get creative. (Diagram C) 7. You don’t want to end up with two left shoes. Organize: Before assembling. Do not backstitch or secure the thread at the ends. non-fraying material) • Decorative thread and scraps of material or trim for embellishment (optional) • Thread Instructions: 1. of leather or ultrasuede (or other tough.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. matching like circles. high-quality felt or soft leather (choose pliable material -. for that matter. stitch a triangle through all layers. You will have two of each piece. Add felt polkadots. Materials – for one pair of shoes: • 6”h x 15”w material .™ Bitty Booties\ Page 1 A w w w. 2. Make it look nice. Repeat with the second UPPER. Decorate: The fun part. this stitching will show. starting at the HEEL. while allowing for a little give. Ease-stitch Toe: Stitch a longer-length straight stitch along TOE. H E L LO my nameisH eather. For matching shoes. Cut Out: With right sides together.the shoes must bend to go on comfortably) • Two small scraps. You may want to wait to add buttons or bulkier embellishments until after the shoes are assembled. remember to flip the design for the second shoe. Pin & Ease: With right sides together. Pin pattern pieces down and cut. (Diagram B) 6. (Diagram B) 5. embroidery or trim. Flip the UPPER over and trim. (Diagram C) 8. Ease TOE by carefully pulling up the bobbin thread until the TOE fits to the SOLE. Note: the sides of your shoes that are under-lapped will become the INSTEPS. with the INSTEPS of the SOLES toward each other and the INSTEPS of the UPPERS toward each other. Pin in place. lay out your various pieces.com This pattern is for PERSONAL use only. From the top of the UPPER. (Diagram A) 3. Make sure your shoes are opposites. Do not sell products made from this pattern. ribbon. Stitch through both layers with a straight stitch.
you may want to clip the TOPLINE longer. Your cutie shoes can now tie with a bow! (See illustration to the bottom right) Be sure to reinforce the opening still. Go crazy -. 2006 . Join the group. Carefully trim the seam allowances with pinking shears. This creates a larger opening to slide the foot into. • (Step 1) For chubby feet.the shoes must bend to go on comfortably. if desired. • (Step 4) Stabilize the TOPLINE with ribbon or trim. Turn shoes right sides out and run your finger along the inside of the shoe at the seam.com and post photos of your completed shoes! Variations and Rule Breakers: Excited about baby booties? You may want to customize the design. first assess whether it will fray too much or not before skipping this step. Stitch & Finish: Using a fairly small stitch-length. Here are some ideas for variation.com. Cute. If you’ve chosen a woven.flickr. Remove visible ease-stitching and add any remaining embellishments. Pick and choose: • (Materials) Change out the SOLE material for leather or non-slip fabric (like they have on the bottom of footed pajamas). 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. share your bootie creations and enjoy the baby shoes others have created using this pattern. Or change this shape to a square or a rectangle or a band across the full width of the UPPER.™ Bitty Booties\ Page 2 w w w. to smooth into place. you could clip the TOPLINE longer than the pattern shows and add ribbon to either side of the TOPLINE. • (Step 2) You could stitch the reinforcement leather on top of the UPPER. 10. Steam if necessary.just reinforce the tip of that clipped line. H E L LO my nameisH eather. Show them off: Join the Flickr™ photo group entitled “Bitty Booties” at www. If you’re using a woven material. Safer for explorer babies too! Again.flickr. Notch the curved seam allowances.com 9. as a decorative element. Seam will be exposed on the finished shoe. You can even skip Step 4 all together. Have fun! © This pattern is not for resale. stitch the pieces together. but the shoe opening will gradually stretch over time. choose pliable material -. Looking for more fun shoe ideas? Visit the “Bitty Booties” photo pool at www. as in Step 2. • (Step 1 & Step 3) Chubby or not. • (Steps 7 & 8) Seam SOLE to UPPER with wrong sides together.
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