Flower Boots - A New Pattern!

March 05, 2015

 With autumn/winter just around the corner here in New Zealand my mind is turning to wool and warmth one again.  Do you remember me making woollen boots last winter?  Our little girl needed warm and cosy non-skid slippers or indoor shoes for kindy last year, so I set to work designing a wee pattern for boots with leather/suede soles.

It was quite the process, but I was ever so proud when I finally perfected my little boot pattern.  Since then I've made many, many pairs of boots - they are so much fun to make!  I love to give them as wee newborn gifts, but the pleasure of making something for your own children, which they love, is really rewarding.  Of course it is no secret that I love to use natural materials, preferably recycled and these wee boots are the perfect project to use up scraps of beautiful leftover wool from other projects.



I've had a lot of pleasure in embroidering different designs and coming up with lots of ideas for my boots - pirate treasure maps, inch wincy spider, dandelions (of course!) but I think perhaps my favourite pairs have been the flower ones.

So over a year later, with lots of tweaks and an extensive testing period I present to you my Flower Boots pattern.  A simple yet satisfying afternoon sewing project.  It is one of those lovely patterns where you look at your finished work and say " Wow, I made those!"  and of course you can also feel pretty chuffed with yourself when your child tells everyone that "Mama made these boots for me" :)  Truly delightful.


The boots have a non-skid leather or suede sole, warm woollen insole and secret elastic hidden between the layers to ensure they stay on active feet well.  They are also fully lined - no scratchy or irritating seams here.

There are two patterns: The first is for baby sizes (newborn to 18 months) and the second pattern goes  up to approx age 8 or 9 so you can make comfy cosy slipper boots for everyone!  I hope you enjoying making these sweet little boots as much as I do.   I'll be back again soon with a roundup of some of the gorgeous boots made by the wonderful and talented ladies who tested this wee pattern.

You can see all my shoe and boot patterns here, or simply click on the buttons below for the Flower Boots pattern.   Both sizes of the Flower Boots pattern are on sale until Sunday for $5.

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3 comments:

  1. Those are the cutest boots I have ever seen! Just adorable friend!!! Well done! And a happy end to your week! Nicole xo

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  2. So cute!! You are mighty clever.

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  3. Oh my gosh! How cool and very cute are these?!

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