I am told cloth baby shoes are all the rage right now. I wouldn't know much about baby rages (my kids are out of the baby stage), but I do agree that cloth baby shoes are absolutely adorable. I also consider myself a practical person, so I waivered on these because of how impractical baby shoes really are.
But when you are using your own sweat and tears (and not spending $30+ a pair), practicality goes out the window. And you have to admit that these are totally worth the gamble.
I purchased the Cameron Baby Sneakers pattern from SewingWithMe7 on Etsy. This shoe pattern is about the only one I could find for boys. I think this pattern could be used for either gender, but it's not overly girly like a lot of others. This pattern is just plain cool! The pattern sizes included in the purchase range from 0-3 months to 18-24 months . . . a really large range if you ask me, so I could make all kinds of shoes for kids up to 2 years old. I used the 3-6 month size for these.
Since we are expecting twin nephews in the next couple of months, I had to go with 4 pairs of shoes. I really don't think that's enough, but these tiny objects are surprisingly time-consuming. My speed improved toward the end, but there is so little room for error.
I pretty much followed the pattern to the letter except for the closures. I think the pattern uses velcro which I used for one pair, but I tried to mix it up a little. I also used a neutral linen for the sole to make them look a little more like shoes.
A brownish-green pair with constrast stitching and snap closures . . .
A blue striped pair with a loop and button closure . . .
A green print pair with orange contrast stitching and velcro closures . . .
And a brownish-yellow plaid pair with loop and yellow button closures (my personal favorite) . . .
I think these turned out pretty neat. And my sister-in-law was very pleased with them. I hope these keep tiny feet warm because they will definitely keep them stylish.