These do it yourself baby sandals are to be worn on those adorable chubby bare feet.
You can make them so quick and easy, not to mention affordable with these easy instructions.
Makes a great gift too!
My granddaughters feet are so dang cute, and her mom even painted her toe nails for the pic!
Adorable Barefoot DIY Baby Sandals
Girls of any age want to accessorize! Make these in every color with satin fabric and netting, ribbon or any embellishment you desire. Your little one will be Chic and Stylin’!!!Supplies:
5/8″ elastic, or your choice of width
For puffy flower you will need satin fabric and netting
Optional: Flower ribbon and colored elastic such as shown here
For either style of sandal follow the directions below –
Measure and cut elastic according to foot size:
Newborn – 3 months 7 1/2 – 8″ 3-6 months 8 1/2 – 9″
6-9 months 9 1/2 – 10″ 12-18 months 11-12″
Find the center and mark with a pen or pencil
Put a spot of glue at the center mark Then twist the elastic and attach.Mark at the center of the length.
At the ‘mark’, put a spot of glue, then on the opposite side attach, forming a figure 8
To attach the embellishments:
Cut 4 small circles of felt about 3/4″ in diameter
Put a spot of glue on one side of you figure 8.
Attach one circle of felt.
Put a spot of glue on the opposite side of the figure 8
Attach felt on the opposite side.
You need felt on both sides of the figure 8. One is to has a surface to attach the velcro, the other is to protect the baby’s foot from any scratching of the ribbon/elastic/velcro that you will be using.
Cut the velcro into just smaller circles then the felt ones were
Embellishment or Ribbon Sandals
Put a spot of glue on the back side flower, or whatever embellishment you are using, and attach to one side of the Velcro.
Repeat with the other ‘sandal’.
Attach the flower or embellishment to the elastic sandal.
Now you have a pair of adorable barefoot sandals for your infant, baby and toddler!
Fluffy Petal Flower Sandals
For a fluffy petal flower, cut the satin into 16 circles of your desired size. We used a glass drinking cup for our template.
Cut netting into 16 circles, 8 for each sandal.
Prepare 2 sandals as directed above, with the exception, of cutting the felt circle into a 2″ diameter
To form a petal, place one netting circle on top of a satin circle
Fold in half, keeping them together
Fold the circles in half again
Snip the end about 1/8″ so it will not add bulk to the flowerPut a spot of hot glue on the tip
Place with the tip of the petal in the center of the felt circleMake another petal and place opposite of the one you just glued down on the felt circle.
Repeat with 2 more petals as shown hereContinue with petals, alternating to overlay where the previous petals were placed.
This will cause the ‘petals’ to stand up and fluff.
When you have attached all of the ‘petals’,
On the back side of the felt circle, glue a piece of velcro.
Repeat these steps to make another fluffy flower to matchNow you have a fluffy petal flower baby sandal to add to your adorable stylish collection!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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