Baby feet are so adorable that it’s almost a shame to cover them up – though we have to admit that baby shoes are almost as precious. And baby shoes make lovely little gifts, especially when they they’ve got that handmade touch. So if you’re tired of knitting baby hats or decorating onesies, here are our favorite baby shoe DIYs (and there’s a kit option at the end, if DIY from scratch isn’t your speed).
Crochet sandals (via Whistle and Ivy)
Check out this free pattern (and its helpful video) for a sandal that will actually stay on your baby’s feet.
Sewn cloth shoes (via One Dog Woof)
Babies outgrow shoes so quickly! How helpful to have a scalable cut pattern to use as they grow.
Felt shoes (via The Purl Bee)
No sewing machine, no problem- you can sew these charming, colorful booties by hand. Don’t they look like something little elves in the forest would wear?
Tom’s inspired baby and toddler shoes (via Homemade Toast)
This pattern takes a little more finesse and requires some quality time with a sewing machine. But these fabric slip-ons are super-cute and functional.
Crochet boots (via All About Ami)
Adorable crocheted boots, and this write-up has great tips on making the bottoms of crocheted/knit shoes slip-proof.
Kimono style cloth baby shoes (via Omiyage Blogs)
Easy-to-sew fabric shoes inspired by the wrap construction of a kimono? And a onesie with matching appliqués? So cute, and a great gift, too.
Mary Janes (via Crazy Little Projects)
The classic girls’ shoe looks extra-sweet made of two contrasting pieces of fabric. Expert sewists can even make dresses to match.
All-in-one DIY Shoe Kit (via First Baby Shoes)
If you want to DIY but don’t want to start from scratch, check out these kits from Poland. Each comes with leather pieces, sewing materials, and instructions, and you can choose from a variety of colors and styles.