I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Ruby Red Slippers

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Ok folks, I finally got to doing a tutorial for you lovely ladies! Now you can make ballet flats too! To start off here is my pattern I use for my 18 month old daughter. She wears a size 4...

Here is how I came up with the pattern...

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Using a pair of shoes and trace 1/4 inch seam allowance around sole of the shoe. Then you will have the sole pattern. I cut my patterns out of scrap book paper so they are easier to keep track of.

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Next cut out your U shape. I just eyed it to come up with mine.

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Here is what it looks like compared to the sole.

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Now that you have your pattern. You are going to need to cut 4 soles (2 left 2 right) and 4 U shapes. Place them together in 4 stacks of 2 like so...

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Next sew the sole together. (so you have one left and one right 2 layers thick)

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After that sew the inside of the U's together.

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Next use your iron to press the seem flat, and sew both wrong ends of the U together.

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Flip the doubled U shape inside so the sewn seam is on the inside. Iron to help it keep it's shape.

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Sew along the top to create a finished edge. Then starting at the back heal sew the top to the sole.

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When you get to the toes put two small pleats around the tip. Turn inside out, and it should look like this...

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Next sew elastic around heal to keep it from sliding down, and I added a ribbon covered elastic strap.

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I added little ribbon roses to toes to decorate them! Here they are all finished.

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Here they are on my sweet little model, Little Miss Abigail Grace.

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Are we done yet? LOL I just love this kid!

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Well that is it! I just love making shoes for my little girl! I hope this helps you to make some for your sweet little girl too!


Thanks for stopping by


Jeni

35 comments:

  1. Now I'm going to have to find a little girl to try this slippers, are super cute !!

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  2. you make it look easy... way too cute

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  3. Oh so cute! And your step by step tutorial with all those photos makes it so easy to follow too. :-)

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  4. ADORABLE!!! A little jealous of your awesome sewing skills ;)

    XO Lindsay

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  5. Your little girl is so cute! I love the slippers and the tutu! So fun! Visiting you from Homemaker on a Dime, hope you have a fun 4th of July!
    www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

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  6. Aw, these are beyond sweet! Great job!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & following me!

    Looks like I am your newest follower as well!

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  7. These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing such an easy to follow tutorial:)

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  8. I love it! I should have read this post years ago when my girls were attending ballet classes. Thanks for sharing this and your other awesome posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop :)

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  9. OLÁ, SOU TANIA. GOSTEI DE SEU BLOG, VC É MUITO CRIATIVA. PARABÉNS. TE ESPERO EM MEU TEMA D CASA

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  10. Beautiful! I've got to try to make a pair! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  11. wow this is beautiful.
    Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/weekly-talent-search-with-linking-party.html
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  12. Jeni, this is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

    Would you mind if I featured you on Domestically Divine next Tuesday? I would love it if you said - Yes!!!

    Let me know,

    Jasmine
    Domestically Divine

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  13. These are too cute and so is your daughter. I am your newest follower!
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  14. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

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  15. It's a good thing I have four little girls just for projects like this. Martha Stewart wrote that I would be the next Martha Stewart. So glad when other people love her too.

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  16. L-O-V-E these! So cute (as are the little feet inside)! I'm featuring these tomorrow on my blog! Grab a button if you'd like.
    Jen
    Scissors and Spatulas

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  17. Those are just darling! I so want to make them now! Also love the tutu, you're baby girl is adorable!

    Found ya on Tea Rose Home : )
    Come check out my awesome giveaway!

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  18. This is just adorable, thank for sharing! I am now your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too! I look forward to reading your future blog posts :) http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com

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  19. Adorable! If I only still had baby feet around here...how I miss them!
    Now I have teenager feet that want expensive shoes-haha
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  20. Goodness me, these are adorable!! And just look at that lovely picture, your little girl truly is a delight to look at! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend, greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

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  21. So Cute! Another project to add to my list! And I LOVE the title of your blog!
    a new blogger visiting from... http://gluegunsanddryerlint.blogspot.com/

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  22. These are too stinkin adorable! I am going to have try your tutorial.. however, I am a bit sewing challenged.. they may come out a little wonky! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  23. There is no doubt that red bottom shoes are most women's favorites.
    red sole shoes

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  24. There is a collection of red bottom shoes attract a lot of adults too.Anyone can gadgets with her red sole shoes . You should buy rings, jewelry, key chains, bracelets, as well as countless bracelets.

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  25. I'm in the middle of making a pair for myself for lounging around the house! When I post my own adventure with these, I'll definitely be linking you for full credit!

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  26. This is so cute!! I will try to make it.

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  27. I'm going to try these too! I wonder if I can take caulking and put some on the bottoms in a design to make "non-skid" bottoms?? Might have to test that....Martha Stewart suggests doing it on the bottom of rugs, why not slippers?

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  28. What kind of fabric can you use for these?

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  29. It was a sturdy fabric, maybe a home decor blend. I found it in a fabric bin my mother in law brought over. When Abby was little I could use any fabric to make them, but after she started walking I had to used stronger fabric with soles. :D Hope this helps!

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  30. You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. These are specially designed for the small kids . Thanks for sharing the pattern any way .

    Regards
    Barker Marine

    Men Shoes UK

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  31. omg thanks you for this tutorial! its amazing thank you!

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  32. These are so cute. Made a pair (size 3-6 months) for my daughter. Tiny shoes are $8.00 at the local WM!! These were free due to making them from the legs from an old pair of uniform pants! Thanks for the pictures to show me how to do this!

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  33. ....Sorry, you lost me at .......'next use your iron to press the seam flat'....I looked the pictures over and tried several things, but nothing works. The seam is already flat, and the picture looks as if you have sewn the u shape piece at the ends on the Wrong side, making turning it to the right side virtually impossible. Very disappointing.

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    1. You should take a few basic sewing classes. This is very easy stuff.

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