Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Baby Kawaii Kimono Shoes

My sister is having her first baby this month, and I was unable to make it to the shower :(. A bummer, but a reality since we live so far apart. My mom flew out for the occassion, so I sent a little piece of my gift to her - baby shoes!

I bought the pattern on Etsy a few years ago (you can find the pattern here). I have seen similar patterns for free on some different blogs, however, the pattern came with shoe sizes through 18 months - which I didn't find anywhere else. The shoes are reversible, and the gender is a surprise so I made each side a neutral color.

One side is a brown polka-dot - love!


The other side is a green polka-dot - also love!


The pattern was simple to cut out and the step-by-step pictures were very helpful. I would consider this to be for the advanced beginner or the medium level sewer (if you make them reversible). I would definetly recommend this pattern! I think they turned out cute, and I can't wait to see how they look on cute little feet!

What do you like to give/make for a new little baby?
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26 comments:

  1. Love your Blog title....and the booties are sew sweet...I'd love for you to share these at my First Linky Party this Saturday @CountryMommaCooks...Have a Blessed Day!

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  2. These are adorable!  We are expecting twin grand~daughters in April so I had to go check out the patterns.  I decided on the mary janes & ordered a pattern just now!  Thank you so much for sharing!  I just became a follower!  Come visit me sometime!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. ButtercreamSewingMachineJanuary 12, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    I have the mary jane pattern too, I just haven't tried it out yet. The kimono shoe pattern was great - so I expect great things from that one too! We are also expecting in April, so maybe I will have a good excuse to make mary janes if we have a little girl :).

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  4. ButtercreamSewingMachineJanuary 12, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Thanks for the invite! I hope to be able to stop by!

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  5. Melanie @ bear rabbit bearJanuary 13, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Hi! Cute shoes! Love the pattern- and I'd love for you to link to Things I've Done Thursday- it's up until noon Saturday EST. http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/01/things-ive-done-thursday-19-progresso.html

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  6. Oh my, these are nothing if not adorable!  What sweet little booties to hide chubby little toes!  I'd be thrilled if you'd come and share your fab post at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com  ~Jen

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  7. LOVE! And reversible! I'm going to have to try these.

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  8. Adorable! If I had little ones (mine are now 13 and 10) i would try making them!

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  9. I love the shoes! I am not so advanced with my machine and cannot make them quite yet but love making the taggy blankets (complete with crinkle on one side) I don't have a pattern or tutorial for that one. My current project is a car seat blanket I found here: http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2012/01/tutorial-hooded-car-seat-blankies.html  I have many friends expecting babies in the cold months and think this will be one of the million blankets they get that will actually be a little different and well worn (hopefully!) :) I love your blog and look forward to future posts!

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  10. So adoreable! I'm rather partial to crocheting beanies. If you know a few stitches with the hook, then there are some simple and sweet ones out there (Aesthetic nest has a great pattern for baby girls).

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  11. ButtercreamSewingMachineJanuary 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    I just bought a crochet hook and yarn last week, in hopes of making a baby hat. I can't wait to get started! Thanks for the resource, I will be sure to take a look.

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  12. ButtercreamSewingMachineJanuary 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    That blanket is awesome! Thanks for the idea - I definietly saved it for future use. What do you do to add a crinkle to a taggy blanket? I have made quite a few as well, but I haven't done that before. It sounds like a great idea!

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    1. I thought I had responded for adding crinkle but I don't see it here :\ Sorry about that! I used empty travel wipe containers (with the hard plastic taken off, it pulls off so easily!), but this is because I had the first baby of all my friends. I have plenty of them saved but would imagine old chip bags (washed and dried of course) ;) would work well too.

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    2. Oh, and I've made two of those blankets, they are super easy and were huge hits for all my friend's winter babies this year :)

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  13. i adore these!

    visiting via TTJ and would love to have you stop by kate spade/vintage jewelry giveaway: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html.

    smiles.

    michele

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  14. these shoes are adorable.. if I am to gift these shoes, I would wrap it in cute soft net with comb, brush and a matching baby suit. Thanks for linking up!
    Love
    Hani

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    1. What a great idea! They would be perfect with a cute little outfit and some other little items. The fun part is that you can coordinate the colors of the shoes with any outift you pick out!

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  15. They're so adorable! Can you make the bottoms with suede to prevent slipping? I may need to get me this pattern!

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    1. That's a great idea! The ones I made are in the 3-6 months size, so they are more decorative than useful :). I also have used Jiffy Grip on the bottom of slippers before - which would be great for some of the larger sizes (although you wouldn't want them to be reversible then). Thanks for the idea!

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  16. i looooooooooove these! We just moved from living in Japan for over three years.. and these are AWESOME!! :) I love them. New follower.

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  17. Superlike...very beautiful and adorable Baby Kawaii Kimono booties..I am going to try this ..thank you sooooooooo much for sharing such an attractive blog..keep sharing ..:)

    jennifer

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  18. Super cute! Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'! I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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    1. Thanks for featuring me! I love that your link party is all about sewing - it's a lot of fun! I am sure I will be back soon.

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  19. The shoes are so adorable! I totally love it. These are so lovely when the babies start wearing them.

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