Hi Everyone =)
As most of you know, I continue to up-cycle my 6 month old’s outgrown clothes. So now, as we enter the fall here in Sicily, Rebecca’s footsies need a little covering after being nice and naked for 3 hot summer months…but I must confess, this baby DOESN’T want to cover her feet. She curls her toes so I can’t put shoes on her. Socks are easier of course…but she isn’t going to be able to only wear socks forever. Any other mothers out there whose baby doesn’t like shoes? I hope I’m not the only one!
In an effort to help her (and keep my sanity) as we transition back to socks and shoes, I decided to make some house boots using an old fleece jumpsuit she had outgrown. The beauty of fleece is that it doesn’t fray, and it’s easy to cut. The beauty of jumpsuits is that they have footsies and snaps…so what better to make nice and roomy booties to help Rebecca get back in the habit of covering those feet!
It was so simple and easy…..here we go!
Just cut off the feet ABOVE the first snap.
Next, in order to avoid the ankles being to wide, just gather the side (opposite the snap) inward about 1 inch and stitch in place several times (either by hand or by machine).
That’s it! Easy peasy…the snap makes the booties open and close, yet it’s roomy enough for Rebecca to get used to the idea of wearing shoes again. Now, when she has to wear “real” shoes to go outside, she won’t protest as much (….at least I hope!….) I also added some fabric ribbon for decor =)
Until our next sewing tip and trick,