When I first laid eyes on the pattern to make these adorable "fur" lined boots, I squealed with delight. The pattern is from the company I Think Sew and the pattern is called Charlie Baby Boots (now on sale for $2!)
I knew immediately that these were going to be Christmas gifts for my two new nieces. The entire process from purchase, to print, to sewing was quite easy. Though I will say the smaller an item is the more tricky it is to sew completely by machine. The little rosebud boots were sewn up in a US size 3. Any smaller of a size and I would have resorted to hand stitching the top edge of the boots, due to the small circumference.
For my older niece (almost a year old!) I made the boots from two prints. The upper portion is from the Cameo collection from Amy Butler. I needed a whole fat quarter just to match prints. The sole was a random scrap but it was the perfect shade of pink to match. And my SIL loves frogs, so that was a win-win.
I love how the lining can be folded down. I can't wait to see how these fit. I have my doubts that the boots uppers will fit around chubby little baby legs, but folded down shouldn't be a problem.
This niece's birthday is Dec 31st, so I made a matching soft ball out of the remaining Cameo prints I had on hand. The boots took me on average of 4 hours to make. It was a little time here and there. The ball was done from cutting to stuffing in an hour.
I also quickly sewed together two burp cloths out of the remaining "fur" lining. I think this is a chenille purchased at JoAnns. After spending so much time with the Cameo fabric, I guess my brain was programed to reach for another Amy Butler (Daisy Chain collection) print.
When I purchased this boot pattern I also got the Emily Bag too! I am hoping to get this sewn before my winter break is finished.