What I have been sewing ~ Baby Edition!

So, ever since I got my new sewing machine, I have been having a lot of fun stretching myself in terms of sewing. I was just going to give you a round up of a few of the things I have been working on.

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A few months ago, Kira gave me a sweater that she didn’t want anymore. It did not look good on me, so I sewed it into a little shirt for Alana. I knew Kira liked the material since she had picked it in the first place.

 

 

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I used the Skipper top pattern for this soft knit shirt.

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Then I decided to buy a lamb leather hide from this shop on etsy. Lamb leather is thinner than cow hide and can be easily sewn using a normal sewing machine. I am sorry to all of my Vegan friends!! This hide shipped fast from Italy, was soooooooo soft, and so beautiful. I almost didn’t want to cut it up.

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The first pattern I wanted to make from the leather was this Natty Jane Shoe pattern.

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Here you can see the pieces of leather that I cut out for this pattern.

 

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My final results.

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I lined them with a nice felt like the pattern called for. I could have added a lot of cute embellishments,but since it was my first time making the pattern, I did very basic ones. I wish I had had another color of leather to add the toe cap,but  hopefully I will be able to make cuter ones later.

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I made them a few sizes too big to make sure they would fit her when she is ready to start walking.

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Alana kept wanting to eat them, but at least she didn’t hate them because she didn’t cry while Kira tried to put them on her.

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The second pattern I wanted to copy was a shoe similar to these from Freshly Picked.  These are so nice looking along with all their other colors,but just very outside of my price range.

 

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I used the Lil’ Papoose Moccasin pattern. (I waited till it was on sale.) I did tweak the design so that  it had the center fringe like the Freshly Picked Moccasins.

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So here are my finished ones. I really liked this pattern, and Grant made sure I kept one pair of these so that when we have a kid they have them. I made them in size 5 since I read that a lot of toddlers/babies wear this size when they first start walking. I love the subtle color variation that the leather has, and I cannot wait to buy more so that I can sew more of these cute little puppies. That Etsy Shop has such BEAUTIFUL leather that I want to buy WAY too many skins.(Sounds kinda creepy saying it like that. Oh Well!)

If you want to try your hand on making some Moccasins, there are a few free tutorials and patterns that I found at the links below. Also, a lot of Etsy Shops sell these cheaper than the Freshly Picked ones.

http://thediymommy.com/sew-fringed-leather-baby-booties/

http://www.sewinginnomansland.com/2013/05/22/little-leather-moccasin-tutorial-and-free-pattern/

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/10/diy-mo.html?crlt.pid=camp.KZIlREGRpLqB

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3 Responses

  1. Sarina says:

    Jess, you are so good at sewing. I am amazed at the things you make. I adore those little girl,shoes, oh my goodness,so sweet!!! Keep up the great projects, and enjoy your time to do them while you don’t have kids ;)

  2. Brandie says:

    Cute baby shoes. I’ve been thinking about the baby moccasins for Cade. They are too cute!

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