Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Princess shoes

Emma has been asking for princess shoes for a very long time, so I decided to make her some.


  • plastic canvas
  • felt
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • thread

Here are the pieces (minus the decorative flower). I just traced her foot to make the pattern for the soles, and then stretched fabric over the top of her foot to figure out size/shape for that piece.

20090105_0602 I got the idea of using plastic canvas for the soles after seeing this adorable dollhouse tutorial from UK Lass in the US.

I stitched everything together by hand using a blanket stitch. Here are the finished shoes:


And again on Emma’s feet:

20090106_0603 If I were to make these again, I would make the top panel fit more snugly, and I would probably stitch two layers of felt together for the top panel to make it more durable. A closed-toe version is another option, but Emma definitely had open-toe shoes in mind when she was talking about princess shoes, so that’s what we made!

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