Okay, so ya’ll remember my (adorableeee) baby moccs I made a while back?? Well, I was approached by this woman Jazz, asking if she could feature them in this popular UK bookazine, Mollie Makes Mama. Obviously, I agreed!! I mean, how AWESOME is that!?!
About Mollie Makes Mama:
From the creators of this leading lifestyle brand, comes Mollie Makes Mama – a beautifully designed bookazine, packed with handmade inspiration for creating gifts, accessories and clothes for little ones, as well as a sneak peek into the homes of our favourite creative mamas from across the globe.
Guest-edited by celebrated author and crafter, Jazz Domino Holly, this 132-page curation showcases the very best in kids’ interiors, handcrafted children’s gifts and round ups of the most covetable stash to help you obtain handmade harmony in your family home. Find easy-to-follow patterns and instructions to sew, crochet, stitch and knit everything from baby shower gifts to stylish accessories for toddlers.
Mollie Makes Mama has curated tips and inspiration from mothers in the creative industry to offer advice on how to satisfy your artistic appetite around a busy working life. So whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned pro, you’ll find a variety of DIY projects to help you craft your way to a handmade home the whole family can enjoy.
Be sure to check them out! http://www.molliemakes.com.
I’m so excited that my moccs were featured, so I had to reblog them in case anyone hasn’t seen them!
I came across this suede like fabric that I had lying around from a project that I started oh–100 years ago, and thought oh my goodness, baby moccasins. I’ve looked around online at some moccasins and they’re like $50! Uh, no way I’m spending that much (or even half that much) on shoes that will be worn for about a month tops. So, I tried playing around with a pattern that I had made when I made THESE baby shoes and they came out SO CUTE. If you have any sewing experience you should be able to make these no problems!
I apologize for the cellphone pictures! I can’t find my camera connector wire from the move, so these will have to do. They get the point across 🙂
First, you’ll need to print out the pattern. Don’t scale it up or down, it’s fit for 8×10 paper. I’d suggest measuring your child’s feet and choosing the size that will fit (take in a 1/4in seam allowance). After you cut out the pattern, use it to cut your fabric out. You’ll need 2 soles of suede or suede like material, 2 soles of duck canvas (or the suede fabric–up to you), 2 of the backs in the suede, 2 of the fronts, and smaller fronts, in the suede, and 2 pieces of thin (no wider than 1/4in) elastic that’s about an inch shorter than the length of the backs (where its straight across).
Starting with the backs, fold, pin, and sew the straight part down to where the sides meet. Once you have a casing, pull the elastic through using a safety pin and sew one side down. Once the one side is sewn, you can pull the elastic all the way through and sew the other side down. Gather it so the fabric is evenly distributed.
Now onto the front of the shoe. Put the smaller top piece centered over the larger one. Both pieces should be facing upward. Next, pin the backing onto the front pieces (right sides together). The two sides that are gathered should meet in the middle, but if your kids got wider ankles, just space them out so it’s a bigger opening, and then cut the excess fabric off the sides.
To put the soles on, (right sides together–so the suede base should be on the outside) start by pinning the front and the back, and then work my way around the rest of the shoe. After it’s all pinned, check it out and make sure it’s not crooked, and then sew about 1/4in around. I don’t cut the excess fabric around the seam until I’ve turned the shoe right-side out and make sure all the layers got sewn.
Now all that’s left to do is cut the fringes! You can leave them like this, or you can cut them to have a point at the middle, or straight across. I’m a righty, so I find it easiest to start cutting up from the left. Use the seam across the top as your guide, don’t go past it.
Here’s my little guy in his moccs!
Mollie Makes Mama hit the newsstand November 28th, so be sure to check it out!!
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