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Sewing "Tippy Toes" baby shoes yourself - free instructions

  • Material and cut
  • Sewing Tippy Toes
  • Quick guide

Today I am particularly happy again that I can introduce another contribution to the topic of remainder utilization: a manual for sewing baby shoes myself - Tippy Toes made very quick and easy. For these little booties also very tiny scraps of cloth, from which immediately sweet baby accessories are created. A nice gift for the matching first-time set, you will not find ">

In this guide, I will not provide you with a free sewing pattern for the Tippy Toes baby shoes, but will show you how to do it yourself. As with other guides, you'll find that it's a lot easier than you think.

Difficulty level 1/5
(also suitable for beginners)

Material costs 1/5
(from EUR 0, - from your rest box up to EUR 14, - from high-quality fabrics with decorative material)

Time expenditure 1/5
(after creating the pattern, a couple will be finished within an hour with some practice)

Material and cut

The material selection

For the smallest earthlings, you should only sew from pleasantly soft fabrics. Just the Tippy Toes baby shoes have some internal seams that could push, so I recommend stretchy fabrics, preferably cotton jersey. Of course, woven fabrics with low elasticity can be used, but then you should include a little more "margin", so rather sew a number larger. In this manual, I use only cotton jersey. For the upper end, I use fine cuffs.

The amount of material

For these sweet Tippy Toes are really enough leftovers. Depending on how tall the baby's feet are, you will need more or less material. With about 12 x 7 cm for a sole of the foot you have to expect, and the x 2, because you want to sew two Tippy Toes. For the lateral rounding you need about 20 cm in width and 4 to 5 cm in height. The tops are covered with about 8 x 7 cm. The cuff should be at least 7 cm high and 11 cm wide.

The pattern

In the first step you measure the feet of the baby. Always round it up. In my case, the feet are 8.6 cm long and 4.8 cm wide so I draw as a basis a rectangle with 5 x 9 cm. I divide this longitudinally with an auxiliary line in the middle.

Of course, as my baby does not have square feet, I round off both sides. I take half the width and draw two semicircles.

You can either draw these semicircles with the compass or, if you do not have one at hand, just make several markers with the radius (r) distance and draw the line on it. Likewise, I have kept it in this guide.

Thus, the sole of our "Tippy Toes" is already finished. For the top, cut this sole pattern to one side. I have set for 2 cm and entered this with the curve ruler. If you do not have a curve ruler, draw a flat bow with a pencil by hand. This one will not be perfect right away. Try until you like it.

To save time and paper, you can leave both patterns in one piece. Just cut in until just before the edge, then you can simply fold away the small cut part that falls away from the top part (painted blue here).

For the side parts you measure now from middle to middle, so half the sole in the bow. You can use a flexible ruler just like a conventional tape measure.

Draw this value at right angles to a piece of paper. At the edge you write "break", which means that there will be the bow of the fabric. Measure 2 cm upwards on this side and 2.5 cm on the other side. Mark these height points.

Draw an auxiliary line diagonally upwards from the 2.5 cm point at a 100 ° angle. This should be ¾ of the width of the lower part. In my case 5 x 3/4 = 3.75 cm. Then connect the two open points with a line that runs upwards in an arc on the right side.

Her pattern is now finished.

For a pair of "Tippy Toes" baby shoes cut 2x the bottom, 2x the top and 2x the side pieces in the break.

Sewing Tippy Toes

First, close the side panels by placing them right to right and sewing them together. Use a jersey stitch or a narrow zig zag stitch.

Mark the break. Now put the sole at the middle mark on the bow and the seam and sew both layers together. Make sure the sole is sewn to the straight edge of the side panel.

Tip: You can also sew the "Tippy Toes" baby shoes complete with the overlock. The smaller the shoes, the more filigree it gets and then you can work with the normal sewing machine.

The upper part is now sewn to the curved side opposite.

Now you can turn the baby shoes. Lay one of the shoes flat and measure the top opening. Here you sew on a cuff, as it is already explained in detail in some of my other tutorials - such as "sewing plate skirt". In this case, however, a pin on the back seam is sufficient.

And your baby shoes are ready!


Depending on your mood, these cute shoes can now be decorated with buttons, ribbons, bows, strands, lace and much more. I also find it particularly nice to attach self-sewn flowers. How this works is explained in detail in my tutorial "Instructions for applying".

Very exciting is also a small cloth bag, which is sewn on the toes. Here, for example, small beads can be filled, then it rattles as soon as the baby moves his feet. Also, a double layer with frying tube is very interesting for the dwarfs, then crackle the shoes, if you attack them and put in the mouth.

Quick guide

1. Create and cut pattern
2. Cut sections by adding seam allowances
3. Sew on the sole, then the upper part on the side panel
4. Turning and measuring
5. Crop and sew cuffs
6. Decorate
And done!

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