Do you want to look like a rock star at the next baby shower you attend? Do you want your little princess to make all the other baby girls spit up with envy? Check these out! Aren't they as sweet as Nutella? My sister came over last night and showed me how to put these sweeties together. The following is a tutorial with so many pictures that your head will spin!
These are what they look like finished. Trust me the pictures don't do them justice.
This is what you will need.
Make four sole templates out of cardboard.
Cut out four pieces of fabric large enough for at least a half inch overlap all the way around the cardboard templates.
To make the box braid ribbon start with two tied ribbons. We used plain white and another combination of pink and white.
Make a loop with the white ribbon. Make a loop with the pink ribbon. Put the pink ribbon loop through the white ribbon loop and tighten the white ribbon. Now you will hold a pink ribbon loop. Make a white loop and put it through the pink loop. Tighten after each loop insertion. Keep doing this until you have the desired length.
Place the template over the piece of fabric.
Using a glue gun, glue all the seams over to cover the template.
This is what you'll end up with.
If you turn it over, it will look like this. Much neater! You will need two of these.
Now to the other half. Take the other template and glue down the middle like the picture.
Place the stuffing over the glue. Sorry about the picture quality. These were done at night.
You will then drape your fabric piece over the stuffing and turn it over for glue.
Glue all the edges over like this.
These are the unstuffed piece and the stuffed piece together. Remember you will need to make two of each for each shoe.
Take one of your box braid ribbons and place it over the stuffed shoe template piece. You will glue under to attach it.
This is the underside view. Be sure to add two small ribbon loops to each side.
You are now ready to sandwich the two pieces together. You will take the unstuffed fabric covered template and glue it over the underside of the stuffed one. Do this matching up the unfinished sides. This will give your shoes a finished look.
Use the box ribbon to cover the seams of the sandwiched pieces. You will glue this all the way around and finish the ribbon in the back. Don't worry if it's not perfect. We just added a flower to cover any uneven seams.
Add accent flowers and lacing ribbon and you have yourself a super cute pair of baby shoes!
I hope you try your hand at these, but keep in mind that these can be a chocking hazard. My sister is my hero for teaching me how to create these cuties! Thanks sis.