Friday, 17 July 2009

Treading lightly

I have this idea in my head and I have some deliciously soft leather scraps.

Baby shoes. Buttery soft, easy to slip on and off baby shoes.

I am trying to make them myself without referring to a pattern. Good one Gillian!! Lots of trials in the works in both cotton and leather. I've not sewn with leather before and it's an interesting material with which to work. It stretches, it's not forgiving in the unpicking department and you can even iron it!!

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Back to the sketch pad with this one as I just can't ease in the fullness around the front. And I think I will cover that elastic with a casing... perhaps bias binding?? But golly it's fun working with something so tiny!

9 comments:

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

Hi Gillian,
I have just starting following your blog and have to say that I can't wait to see the finished product of your little baby shoe.. Good Luck with it.

Micky
xxoo

Cath from chunkychooky said...

looking good so far!

Jodie said...

Gillian ...you amaze me ! Simple as that !

CurlyPops said...

So cute! It's so difficult to sew things that are so teeny weeny tiny!

Lorraine said...

Love the concept!! those little shoes look awesome...hope your front yard has dried out a bit.....! don't forget to show us a pic of the finished paving!

Beth said...

hey check out the stardust shoes pattern, super easy to make. The elastic is exposed in the heeltop sole part but it can give you an idea of construction. also amy butler has a baby shoe tute in her little stitches book. let me know where you are having construction problems, maybe I can help :)

Jenny said...

Just so gorgeous!

Annie said...

I wish I knew some little feet that could fit in those. They are just gorgeous!

Nikki said...

Hmmm... leather. Worked with it full-time for 5 years and hate the stuff.

Great shoes, though....
A teflon foot or walking foot is your friend. Also - in lieu of an iron, find yourself some 5mm double-sided tape.


word verification "scaryin". AM I trying a bit of scaryin' with all this talk of new-fangled gadgets and leatherworking?