Circus Elephant Baby Shoes

I have long wanted to try the Cloth Shoe Pattern from Stardust Shoes and when a good friend gave birth to a little baby boy, I had to make these.

***UPDATE*** You guys have been telling me the link to the tutorial is broken on the site that I am referring to. You will find the tutorial HERE.

Baby Cloth Shoes

Baby Cloth Shoes

The tutorial is great, and I would definitely use it again. I used a Japanese linen-cotton blend with circus elephants that I found at a Danish fabric shop, Malika&Rosa.dk. I can totally recommend it, by the way – even though we all know fabric’s pricy in this country, she really has my kind of sewing shop with a pretty delicious selection!

For the lining I found some white fabric with little green dots, and for the soles I used two layers of baby cord. The little guy is a newborn, so obviously there’s no need for reinforcement for crawling or walking, and I don’t think there will be while they fit him. They looked so tiny when they were done – you forget how small newborn babies are, don’t you? I made a drooling bib to go with it (that was a first, but I drew the pattern myself, and it came out pretty nice, I think) – you can see the ensemble here.

I was supposed to visit during this week, but as I mentioned I’m down with a soar throat, so no visiting newborn babies for me. Therefore, I shipped off a small parcel yesterday – hope I get to see him soon, though!

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  3. dana says:

    Astrid,
    Those turned out wonderful! I’ve been wanting to make baby shoes for a while and I think you’ve given me the motivation (and confidence that it’s not toooo hard).
    I love everything about them. Adorable.

  4. Astrid says:

    Thanks, Dana – they really aren’t hard, and I’m sure you won’t have any trouble!

    Lisa – thanks! 🙂

    Katharina – det var altså bare rigtig sødt sagt – tak skal du have! 🙂

    Jeannine – you’re so sweet – thanks! 😉

    Julia – Tak! 🙂

    Karen – this winter has been crazy with colds and sore throats the whole time. Thanks for the sweet words! 🙂

    Amy – Thanks! 😉

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