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Cosy Toes Shoes {Handmade Baby}

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation

Have you ever thought about making shoes?  On our Handmade Baby journey we decided to sew up some shoes for Baby.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
Of course we turned to Twig and Tale for their Wild Things shoes pattern. After looking at the 7 different animals that can be made with this pattern, we decided to make gray baby mouse shoes which also fit the color scheme we had planned for Baby’s newborn capsule wardrobe.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
We didn’t know what size to make for a newborn, so we went with size 2 (3-6 mo.) At 3 months, Baby is just now growing into them! Babies don’t really need to wear shoes anyway, but they are sure cute when she has them on!

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
The Wild Things baby shoes are a good pattern to use up scraps or upcycle clothing. We used tiny leftover scraps for both pairs of baby shoes we sewed.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
Making baby shoes is not a quick endeavor, but so cute!! The pattern is very well illustrated with photos, and easy to understand.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation

Allegra, our in house embroiderer, sewed the tiny button nose, eyes and whiskers on these mouse shoes.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
We also sewed a size 3 (6-9 mo) pair of luna moth shoes for Baby.  We were inspired by a photo by @geckogrl2002 on Instagram.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation

You can see she has room to grow into them!

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation

Both of these shoes use Art Gallery Forest Floor Luna Rising Shadow Fabric (affiliate link) one for the exterior, and one for the lining leftover from our stop on the Forest Floor blog tour.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation

We used leather scraps for the bottoms of both these Wild Things shoes. Also, the mouse ears are leather scraps.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
Will we be sewing shoes again? Probably…when Baby outgrows these two pairs! It’s so satisfying to be able to make everything a baby can wear.

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
Should you sew shoes? If you’re thinking about it, right now the entire footwear collection at Twig & Tale is on sale with the code COSYTOES for 15% off. (Psssst: there are now adult sizes!)

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation
For more shoe sewing inspiration, check out these other stops on the Cosy Toes blog tour:

Tuesday: FliegfederfreiCreatenicSew SnippetSew Many Adventures
Wednesday: Sew Shelly SewShe Who SewsLife in our busy householdInspinration
Thursday: Skirt Fixation Sprouting Jube JubeNeedle and TedJust Add Fabric 

Handmade Baby shoes sewn by Skirt Fixation