Last month, my cousin gave birth to a lovely baby girl that they decided to call Ella. Knowing that their baby would soon be born, I decided in January to try & make something for her.
I browsed all the DIY things you can find on Pinterest and got my eyes caught by some lovely Kimono Baby shoes for which the blog Homespun Threads made a free pattern.
I decided to give them a go and for their making, I selected some pretty fabric from the Dashwood Studios which I found online from Sew Scrumptious – it has now sold out but you can still find it from The Homemakery.
I also selected some lime and blue polka dot fabrics from this ebay seller.
The baby shoes turned out really cute and were relatively simple to make. I ended making 5 shoes to get a matching pair in term of size, but that’s due to my lack of experience rather than the difficulty of the project. I would know make a new pair in no time.
As making them was so fun, I also decided to make a matching pair for my cousin, thinking she would certainly love having already a matching outfit with a baby girl.
I couldn’t find a free pattern for adult kimono shoes and didn’t feel confident to make one, so I purchased the Sewing Pattern for Women Kimono Shoes on Etsy (£4.49) from LenaShoesPattern.
I used the same fabric than for the baby ones, with the addition of some anti-skid fabric for the bottom (I ordered mine on ebay here ) and some wadding to make them more comfy.
And here is how both pairs turned!
As I still had some fabric left, I thought that matching bibs would be a cute addition to the slippers, and I made a pair of those Reversible Bibs which are so easy to make.
A few evening of work, some adorable fabric, and I had some lovely and unique presents to send to my cousin!
What about you, have you ever made anything for babies? Have you got some patterns to recommend?