Little Cloth Baby Shoes

Two little feet, ten little toes,
Leave their impressions today.
Soon they will wear two little shoes,
And be running and jumping at play.
Two little feet, too little time,
Before they are walking to school,
Kicking a rock, or skipping a rope,
Wading a puddle or jumping a pool.
Two little feet, One little child,
Will soon go their own way,
But footprints in my mind recall,
They stood here yesterday.
 It is almost a shame to cover up these sweet little toes. So perfectly tiny and fun to kiss! But the weather is getting cooler and Ruby’s long toes and feet make it hard for newborn socks to stay on. They always fall off. I’ve even tried bigger socks to fit her length, but they are too wide for her narrow little foot. So I scaled down my favorite cloth baby shoes pattern and they did the trick!
 I had it in my mind when I was pregnant that I was going to make dozens of these little shoes to have stocked up for her… many did I make before she was born? None. Life is busy!
 So I stayed up late a couple of nights ago and made her 3 pairs of super soft flannel shoes. Perfect for these cooler days. They are great with or without socks and won’t fall off. I’ve made so many of these for friends and family that it was fun to finally get to make some for my baby! And this is only the beginning :)
I can’t find the pattern that I used online anymore. I’m not sure if she deleted her blog or what happened, but I still have the pdf that you can view here.


  1. says

    Adorable… love that little poem, too! I actually made a pair from that tutorial you linked to for my daughter. She is almost 6 months, and they are huge on her (and I think she has rather large feet!). I should attempt to scale it down, but I’m a little nervous about that…. since it worked so well for you, maybe I should give it a go.

  2. says

    Brandy, I think you don’t even need the pattern. I remember sitting and sewing them with you and you pretty much had it memorized. Ruby’s little feet are so cute. :)

  3. says

    Very cute! I wish I would have had those a couple months ago! Finally, my baby can keep his socks on! He also has really narrow and long feet so his ankles were too skinny to keep them on. I can see them starting to fit better now that he’s 12 weeks.

  4. says

    I have always thought babies feet are just too precious. I remember 29 years ago playing patty-cake with my youngest son’s feet and he would just giggle up a storm. Now he wears size 11 in men’s shoes and is 6’2″. That does NOT put you in the mood to play foot patty cake :(

    The little shoes are so sweet. Outstanding job on them.

  5. says

    I love making baby shoes! As my toddler was falling asleep about an hour ago I was remembering how small and pudgy his feet where as an infant and missing that, even as I enjoy seeing him grow strong and healthy. There is just something so precious about baby feet!

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