Now baby can be as stylish as Mom, with Baby SnUgg boots! Pattern is available in Made By Marzipan’s Etsy shop.
- Bonded Cuddle fabric, 15×10 for largest size (looks like suede on one side and sheepskin on the other)
- Printed pattern
- Velcro tabs
- Sewing machine & thread
- Buttons and needle (optional)
For this project, you’ll need bonded cuddle fabric. It has imitation suede on one side, and imitation sheepskin on the other. This fabric is perfect for boots because it means we don’t have to line the shoe. Begin by cutting off any selvege.
For the largest size of boots, You’ll need approximately 15 x 10inches of fabric. For each smaller size, you’ll need about 1/2 inch less on both length and height. Print out the pattern. Fold the fabric in half, with the pile on the inside of the fold. Pin on the pattern pieces and cut out. You should have two of each piece.
Now we’ll sew around the edge of the shin piece for durability. You’ll notice a triangle border around the edge of your pattern. This is where you’ll sew on your fabric. If your machine has an overcast stitch, use that. otherwise, you can use a tight zig zag sitch.
Lay the toe piece down with the suede side up. Lay down the shin piece on top of it, pile side up, matching up the curves. Sew pieces together, following the curve carefully. The pointed corners of the toe piece will hang over just a bit.
Now we’ll attach the sole. Begin by lining up the top center of the sole to the top center of the toe piece. Pin together in center. Starting in the middle of the toe, sew around the left side of the shoe using a 1/4 inch seam. Match up the top piece to the bottom sole piece. The key to making a perfectly shaped boot is to always follow the shape of the sole. You’ll need to turn and adjust the top fabric to make it match the sole’s shape. Stop right before you reach the heel area.
Remove the fabric from your sewing machine and take out the pin. Now line up the other side of the shoe with the sole. You’ll start sewing near the back of the shoe and work your way around to the toe.
Now we’ll sew the heel area. Line up the top fabric with the sole, and put a pin the center of the heel. Make sure you don’t have any puckers. Sew fabrics together.
Turn the boot right side out. Push out all the seams.
It’s time to add the velcro. Attach it along the curve of the side flap, but not too high– you want to have the option of rolling the top cuff down. Sew in place. Line up the coordinating piece of velcro on the other side, so that the velcro matches up properly when the flap is closed. Pin, then sew in place.
If you’d like, you can sew decorative buttons along the flap of your boots. Because buttons can potentially be a choking hazard, be sure to sew very tightly and always supervise baby while wearing boots.