I love making baby shoes. They’re fast and cute, and my babies walk holes into them so quickly. My favorite baby shoes are upcycled baby shoes with this free baby shoes pattern.

Free Upcycled Baby Shoe Sewing Pattern // heatherhandmade.com

Upcycling makes them fast to sew since you can reuse the hems of pants as casings. This makes them a half hour or less sewing project! Use the most durable fabric you can find or even use vinyl or leather for the bottom piece.

Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Baby Shoes Sewing Pattern // How to Upcycle

Supplies

  • Hems of pants – the more durable the better
  • Sewing supplies
  • 12″ of 1/4″ elastic*
  • Free baby shoe pattern – Get it at the end of the post!

Instructions

  1. Cut out pieces along the hem. Transfer markings to the fabric.
  2. Cut two slits for elastic on hem allowance of the top piece.
  3. Tack the cut ends of the hem stitching to keep it from coming undone.Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Baby Shoes Sewing Pattern // How to Upcycle
  4. Pin top piece to the bottom piece lining up the notches. Then pin the back piece to the bottom piece over the top lining up the notches.Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Baby Shoes Sewing Pattern // How to Upcycle
  5. Sew with a 1/8″ all around the shoe. I sewed with a straight stitch and then with a zigzag stitch. Turn right side out.
  6. Cut a 6″ piece of elastic.Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Baby Shoes Sewing Pattern // How to Upcycle
  7. Use a safety pin to insert elastic through the back hem and up through the front two slits.
  8. Sew the elastic together overlapping it about 1/2″.
  9. Do the same with the other shoe.Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Baby Shoes Sewing Pattern // How to Upcycle

These shoes fit about a 8-12 mos old baby. My babies have really, really small fit so they are even older before they fit into these shoes!

Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Baby Shoes Sewing Pattern // How to Upcycle

Find the big list of all the upcycling tutorials I’ve created! And share any upcycle inspired projects for your children with the hashtag #upcycledkid!

Get the free baby shoes pattern!

Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Baby Shoes Sewing Pattern // How to Upcycle

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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2 thoughts on “Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Pattern!

  1. Thanks

    Posted on February 18, 2017 at 4:12 am