Okay, I am really excited about this project! Soft-soled
shoes are all the rage for babies these days. There's lots of brands
on the market and they range from $20-$30 each. This pair cost me about
$4. I used an old pair of jeans that no longer fit, a fat quarter of
flannel for the lining and some Toughtek® for the soles. The pattern is
free on Tacky Living
fun part about making your own baby shoes (besides the cost savings) is
that you can decorate them however you chose! I just love this little
snowman from Kim Hughes' Heartwarmers stamp set.
Before assembling the shoes, I stamped the snowman on the denim vamps
in Palette Noir ink. Once it dried, I painted it in with Tulip soft
fabric paints. It took two coats of paint for the white to be opaque.
Then once it was dry, I backstitched the outline of the snowman with
some embroidery floss.