Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Confession


One sewing project that never really occurred to me was sewing any kind of footwear. But right from the beginning, Ana has been into sewing bedroom slippers, adult boots and baby booties. She gave the pair of penguin booties (pictured above) to a mutual friend, who recently reported that these booties are the ONLY thing that her almost-one-year-old son will allow to stay on his feet. Socks - OFF! RTW shoes - OFF! It's these or barefoot for him.


So that got me thinking that maybe I should re-visit my "no footwear" position. What about you? Have you ever sewn any footwear for babies? For adults? If so, what did you sew? Was it a success? Any special challenges to sewing footwear? Any recommendations? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

9 comments:

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Nope. No foot wear for me..so far but I did see a great article in NYT about learning to make shoes (like pumps, flats, loafers). Intriguing on so many levels.

Sarah E. said...

I have made fleece-lined slippers for a few toddlers. They like to wear them before bed, or when it is cold in the morning. For me, the hardest part is getting both shoes to look the exact same(because by sewing the curve just a little too much, it results in one shoe looking a little different then the other, but then again I don't know if any one else notices)

BConky said...

I just made my youngest granddaughter a pair of cowgirl boots. I love them and she does too.

Cole's Corner said...

YES! YES! YES! Sewing footwear is awesome!

Go check out the new baby shoes I just made.
They will change your mind!!!

http://colescornerandcreations.blogspot.com/2011/01/lil-sis-ensemble.html

mamafitz said...

i made some slippers for my kids when they were little, and learned that making footwear is not my thing. so nope, won't do it again.

sewducky said...

I made scuffs, vintage like slippers for me. I also worked at a ren faire where I made shoes.

I dunno, never gave them much thought. It's not like they're jeans which I won't make.

patsijean said...

Yup, I've made slippers. Many years ago I would crochet slippers. When I had my knitting machine, I would also make slippers. I've also sewn slippers for myself and my husband.

gwensews said...

No, can't remember ever making footwear. How about gloves? I would love to make gloves.

Summerset said...

I've never sewn slippers or shoes, but I have knitted slippers. To be honest, I haven't thought about making slippers; it just never crossed my mind. I guess that's because I don't wear them, so I don't think about it.