Sew Hip! Baby Booties


 
 

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

 

and

now that it’s all over, I can quite happily say

I am pleased

with the end result.

 

  Dress Pins

 
 

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.

 

  Sewing Machine Presser Foot

 

What should have been a quick job turned into an afternoon of

sewing, unpicking,

more sewing,

and the unpicking of even more stitches,

 

all served with a huge side order of discontent.

Honestly, it was that painful.

Check it out.

 

  Sew Hip! baby Booties - template

 

Step 1: Prepare Fabric

Easy?…yes if you follow the instructions.

Time wasted: 30mins.

 

   SEW Hip! Baby Booties Template

 
 

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

 

  French General Fabric

 
 

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.

 
 

  SEW Hip! baby Booties - Upper part

 
 

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?

 

  SEW Hip! Baby Booties - Soles pinned

 
 

Step 5: Attach Lining Sole

 

Easy?..kind of.

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.

 

Dress Pins

 
 

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.

 
 

SEW Hip! Baby Booties - French General  Fabric

 
 

Step 7: Embellishment (this my addition)

Easy?…surprisingly so.

Time wasted: 1 min finding my embroidery book.

1 min reviewing my daisy chain skills.

17 mins peacefully daisy chaining.

 
 
  Red Daisy Chain Stitch
 
 

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).



SEW Hip! Baby Booties
SEW Hip! Baby Booties
 
 

What do you think?

 

 
 

8 Comments on SEW Hip! Baby Booties – French General…completed

  1. Michele
    March 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm (6 years ago)

    I think they are cute too! Wow, and you had yourself an adventure too by the looks of it! Isn’t that what learning and crafting are all about? I’d say so!

    Reply
  2. Ashleigh
    March 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Very very cute!

    Reply
  3. Fiona
    March 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I hate afternoons like that – I would probably have left it all for another day though! The booties are so cute – it was definitely worth persevering!

    Reply
  4. Teresa A
    March 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm (6 years ago)

    These are soooo cute! It may have been painfull but you got there and they’re perfect :))

    Reply
  5. Richard Rose
    March 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm (6 years ago)

    I think I’ll stick to crocheting booties, they seem to be so much easier to make.

    Reply
  6. marieno
    April 1, 2011 at 3:57 am (6 years ago)

    so so cute….

    Reply
  7. Josie
    April 2, 2011 at 6:31 am (6 years ago)

    Hehe…fun post, Heidi. Painful process, but the sweetest booties produced. I think the embroidered chain is the perfect embellishment. Adorable 🙂

    Reply

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