These irresistible shoes are very easy to make. You will need:

  • 2 squares of 23 x 23cm (9x9in) blue felt
  • Pins
  • Pencil
  • Pinking shears
  • Square of 23×23 cm (9×9 in) lilac felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Iron
  • Red stranded embroidery thread
  • Small sharp scissors
  • 45 cm (18in) red ribbon, 3mm (1/8 in) wide
  • Scrap of red felt

Steps to follow:

Step # 1

DIY Shoes for New Born Baby

Fold the blue felt squares diagonally in half and pin together. Using the template as a guide, draw the shoe upper on 1 half of each piece and cut out with pinking shears. Cut out two shoe soles from lilac felt. Pin the uppers together in pairs and then stitch along the center front and center back edges, taking a 1 cm (3/8 in) seam allowance.


Step # 2

DIY Shoes for New Born Baby

Press the seams open. Turn the shoe uppers right side out. Pin the uppers to the soles matching the seams to the dots. Sew together taking a 1cm (3/8 in) seam allowance using stranded embroidery thread.


Step # 3

DIY Shoes for New Born Baby

Cut the ribbon in half. Cut 4 hearts from red felt and sew each heart securely to the ends using 2 strands of red stranded embroidery thread. Sew the center of each ribbon to the back seam 3.5cm (1 ½ in) below the upper edge. Turn down this edge as a cuff. Tie the ribbon in a bow at the front. Sew the bow to the shoe.

DIY Shoes for New Born Baby


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