Cobbling and monogramming for babies
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For some strange reason, I have been absolutely OBSESSED with the idea of shoemaking. I have even tried my hand at making shoes for myself and developed my own pattern for some ballet flats. And for my birthday this year, my mom actually gave me a class at the Chicago School of Shoemaking, which I am SO excited to attend.
So naturally when I was racking my brain for Christmas gift ideas for some little people on my list, I thought about making shoes. I got the idea while browsing the patterns at Joann’s recently, when I discovered an adorable Green Pepper pattern (#557) for some sporty looking kid slippers… perfect for the three babies I have on my Christmas list.
But why spend the time making fuzzy baby slippers yourself, when you can just buy them off the shelf? Because when you make them yourself, you have the opportunity to monogram them. And doesn’t every baby need to have a monogram pair of slippers? I think so, which is why I decided to make three pairs for all the babies on my list.
For the outer fabric I chose a quilted cotton/poly fabric, and for the inside, a white fuzzy fleece. To complement the white lining material I monogrammed the booties with white thread. For the soles of the booties I used a no-slip dotted rubber fabric. Even though these babies are not on their feet yet, it’s only a matter of time…
The booties turned out SO cute. I think they will be a total hit at Christmastime. If you are looking for a unique baby gift around the holidays – I highly recommend this project. Just be sure to double check for any pins left in the booties before you wrap them up!