Fat quarter of heavy pile fleece
8 inch piece of scrap cotton fabric
1/4 inch wide elastic
To print out the pattern templates simply right click the above image (which has all three template pattern components in one image) and click “print picture”. Once you have printed it you can use a copier machine to increase the size of the pattern to the desired size. You will base your sizing for the bootie solely on the length of the sole of the bootie pattern template that you print off of the copier. As you increase the size of the sole, you will likewise increase the size of the toe and heel templates to the same percentage. I have found that it is much easier to just copy them all together at the same time so that you know for certain that they are all the same.
As long as you increase the size of all three components by the same percentage you will have a bootie that sews together perfectly.
To get your desired size I have included a universal baby shoe sizing guide based on sole length.
The scale is as follows and allows for the seam of the booties during construction.
0-3 months ~ 4 inch sole template = 3.5 inch finished bootie sole
6-9 months ~ 4.75 inch sole template = 4.25 inch finished bootie sole
9-12 months ~ 5.25 inch sole template = 4.75 inch finished bootie sole
12-18 months ~ 5.5 inch sole template = 5 inch finished bootie sole
18-24 months ~ 5.75 inch sole template = 5.25 inch finished bootie sole
As you know, all babies are different and you may need to make adjustments based on the size of your baby’s foot and not just based on their age.
Cut out your patterns and pin them to your fleece. Cut out two of each.
and two of the toe piece out of the cotton
For each heel you will place a length of elastic 1/2 inch lower than the top edge of the fleece.
Leave the elastic 1 inch longer than each side edge of the heel piece.
Fold the top of the fleece over the elastic and stitch on the dotted line as shown, starting at the right side.
Once you have stitched the long edge and are at the left side of the heel, stop and turn the piece to finish securing the elastic.
Tug gently on the elastic to form a slight puckering in the heel as shown.
While holding the elastic in place with your hand to keep it taut, stitch the final edge of the folded fleece to fully encase and secure the elastic.
Repeat on the other heel, and trim any excess thread, elastic or fleece.
To secure the toe pieces to the heel you will sandwich the pieces as follows.
Right side of the inner toe piece facing the wrong side of the heel as shown.
Cover the heel piece with the outer cotton toe piece, right side facing towards the heel piece.
Pin this in place to secure.
Fold back the cotton.
Place the other end of the heel as show joining the two elastic ends at the center.
Replace the cotton toe piece and pin in place as above.
Repeat on the other bootie.
Stitch along the edge as shown making sure to catch all of the layers and the elastic.
You will be left with this.
Now, flip the two toe pieces away from the heel as shown.
Place the heel piece of fleece on top of the toe and heel pieces.
Right sides facing each other and pin as shown.
Pin all the way around making sure to go through all of the layers.
Stitch all the way around, using a 1/3 inch seam.
Trim off all excess fleece, fabric or thread.
Repeat on the other bootie.
Turn the booties right side out.
There you have it. A beautiful pair of soft booties….
To warm the toes of a little love.
Julia Daby is a Registered Nurse who lives happily with her husband and little boy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She enjoys crafts of all kinds, eating good food, reading, and being outdoors. Most important of all….she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a small store on etsy and she blogs about life, family and creativity at Adirondack Mama and We Deserve This.
*This pattern is for personal and gifting purposes only. Please do NOT sell anything using this pattern. Thank you.