Felt Baby Booties
By: Danielle Dews for C&T Publishing
We are adding the craft to your Craft Projects.
The project was added to your Craft Projects.
Use wool felt to create adorable baby booties with sweet embellishments. Cutting and embellishment templates are included for this fun baby craft project. Project from C&T Publishing.
- 24cm x 30cm wide (9 1/2″ x 12″) piece of wool felt for one pair of booties
- 60cm (23 5/8″) narrow ribbon for the ties
- Stranded cottons to complement the sea green and white color of the felt
- Tracing paper
- Sharp pencil
- Water-soluble fabric marker
- No. 8 sharp needle
- No. 22 chenille needle
- How to Make the Booties
Patterns and Templates:
Click here to download the bootie pattern, embroidery and appliqué templates PDF. Use the pencil to trace the pattern pieces and placement marks onto tracing paper. Cut out. Use the large needle to pierce holes at the marked positions for the shoelace and at the center front of the toe piece. Make a template for your chosen bootie motif in the same way.
Referring to the cutting layout, trace each bootie piece twice onto the felt and mark the dots through the pierced holes using the fabric marker. Cut out the pieces.
Green Booties with Stars
Center the star template over the marked dot on the bootie front. Trace around the circle with the fabric marker (diag 2). Repeat for the second bootie front piece.
Secure two strands of the green thread on the back and bring it to the front on the marked circle. Take the needle to the back at the center. Work a second straight stitch next to the first, taking the needle to the back through the same hole at the center (diag 3). Continue to work straight stitches around the entire circle in this way. Stitch the white highlights, using two strands of thread. Secure the thread and bring it to the front a short distance from the edge of the star. Take the needle to the back halfway along and between two green stitches (diag 4).
Continue to work white highlights around the circle in this way, spacing the stitches 3mm (1/8″) apart.
MAKE THE PERFECT GIFT FOR A SPECIAL BABY
By using the same small designs to decorate hats, singlets or bibs you can easily make a special gift that is sure to be treasured.
CONSTRUCTING THE BOOTIES
EDGING THE FRONT AND BACK PIECES
Use two strands of thread in a color to complement the felt to sew the booties together with blanket stitch. Tie a knot at the end of the thread. Bring it to the front at one side of the upper edge of the bootie front piece. Take the needle to the back through the same hole, leaving a loop. Slide the needle through the loop (diag 1). Pull the thread through, anchoring the loop around the thread. Take the needle through the felt a short distance from the first stitch. Push it through until the tip appears beyond the felt edge, keeping the thread under the tip of the needle (diag 2).
Pull the thread through. Work a second blanket stitch around the edge of the felt a short distance from the first (diag 3). Continue along the edge in this way until reaching the opposite side. After the last stitch, bring the needle to the front through the same hole in the fabric to anchor the last stitch (diag 4). Work a tiny stitch, taking the needle to the back.
Secure the thread under the stitches on the back. Work blanket stitch over the upper edge of the remaining front and two back pieces in the same way.
ASSEMBLING THE BOOTIES
Matching placement marks at the center front, pin and tack a bootie toe piece to a sole piece (diag 5). Matching placement marks at the center back, pin and tack a bootie back to the sole, overlapping the toe piece at the sides (diag 6).
Secure the thread inside the bootie. Slide the needle between the layers to bring it to the front at the edge (diag 7).
Work blanket stitch in a similar way to the edges of the upper pieces, stitching through all layers around the edge of the bootie to join the upper pieces to the sole (diag 8). Carefully remove the tacking stitches.
Cut the length of ribbon in half. Thread one piece into the large needle. Take the needle to the back at one marked position of the bootie back. Bring the needle to the front at the marked position at the opposite side (diag 9). Unthread the needle. Tie the laces in a bow.
Your Recently Viewed Projects
Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!
Report Inappropriate Comment
Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.
- Easy Diaper Trike
- Need a Baby Shower Craft? 17 Gift Ideas
- 32 New Baby Craft Ideas
- Felt Baby Booties
- 14 Adorable DIY Baby Booties To Knit And Crochet
- Beautiful Crochet Baby Blanket
- 23 Baby Shower Invitations, Favors, and DIY Party Decoration Ideas
- 11 Baby Scrapbook Ideas
- Baby Shower Train
- 16 Homemade Baby Gift Ideas
- 12 Fabulous Picnic Craft Ideas + Restaurant Copycat Recipes
- 14 Toilet Paper Roll Craft Ideas
- 17 Flower Craft Ideas: How To Make Paper Flowers, Easy Fabric Flowers and More
- 18 Tie Dye Patterns for Shirts, Decor, & More
- 26 Spring Crafts for Kids
- Crafts for Mom: 30 Free Craft Projects for Mother's Day
- Easter Eggs: Easter Egg Designs, Tips for Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs, Egg Recipes
- Garden Crafts
- Graduation Crafts
- Hop into Spring: Easter Crafting and Recipe
Our Newest Projects & Articles
- Upcycled Wood Shipping Crate Playscape
- Quick Granny Stripes Lapghan Crochet Pattern
- Toast With Butter Crochet Amigurumi Pattern
- Simple Crochet Bath Puff
- Simple Serenity DIY Bath Salts
- Straight From The Recycle Bin DIY Wreath
- Beachy Driftwood DIY Wreath
- Kate Spade Inspired Rose Bowl
- Totally Tropical Crochet Flower Pattern
- Flower Child Crochet Bag