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



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. 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!

  2. 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!

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

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