SEW Hip! Baby Booties (French General – issue 27) ready to go…
These Baby Booties are the second lot I have tried from
SEW Hip! Magazine
now that it’s all over, I can quite happily say
I am pleased
with the end result.
It was of course,
a completely different ball game when I was making them.
Having an ‘off’ day
would be an understatement.
It was a catalogue of disasters.
What should have been a quick job turned into an afternoon of
and the unpicking of even more stitches,
all served with a huge side order of discontent.
Honestly, it was that painful.
Check it out.
Step 1: Prepare Fabric
Easy?…yes if you follow the instructions.
Time wasted: 30mins.
Step 2: Prepare Outers
Easy?…as long as you know how to sew 0.5cm from the template line.
I apparently don’t.
Time wasted: 20mins
Step 3: Sew Back Seam
Easy?…if you have common sense.
Time wasted: 20 secs sewing seams.
5 mins trying to work out how to turn the fabric right sides out.
10 mins spent laughing at myself.
Step 4: Turn & Embellish
Easy?…it actually was.
Time wasted: 5 mins to baste the raw edges
Zero time on embellishment.
Surely that kind of thing gets done at the end?
Step 5: Attach Lining Sole
Time wasted: 7 mins pinning soles onto upper booties.
1 min stabbing myself with pins
3 mins playing with pinned booties (they looked so funny).
30 secs on sewing.
Step 6: Attach Main Sole
Easy?…not in the slightest.
Time wasted: 12 mins trying to work out what it was I was supposed to do.
2 mins spent finding the other SEW Hip! Booties pattern.
7 mins pinning soles to upper booties.
30 secs on sewing.
Step 7: Embellishment (this my addition)
Time wasted: 1 min finding my embroidery book.
1 min reviewing my daisy chain skills.
17 mins peacefully daisy chaining.
There you have it.
One painful afternoon, and
one pair of super cute SEW Hip! Baby Booties.
(well I think they are cute given all the drama).
What do you think?