“Ann Kelle” Baby Booties {Visual Tutorial}

I am so thrilled to share this new tutorial/pattern that I created in collaboration with Kelle of Ann Kelle. We’ve been working behind the scenes on this for almost 2 months and it’s so exciting {and a little nerve-wracking} when you finally get to share your hard work!

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Downloadable {FREE} PDF Pattern available on Ann Kelle blog.

For all you visual learners, I put together this brief visual tutorial to use with the PDF pattern::

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Gather your supplies/materials + print/cut chosen size pattern pieces.

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Interface Bootie Lining
Interface (2) opposite bootie lining pieces. Iron piece of interfacing to wrong side of bootie lining, centering the 3” edge along the top of the lining piece.

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Sew Outer Bootie to Bootie Lining
For each bootie, you will need (2) pairs of opposite outer bootie pieces and lining bootie pieces. You should only have (1) button hole lining per bootie.

With right sides together, match (1) outer bootie piece with (1) lining bootie piece and pin along top edge. Repeat with opposite outer/lining bootie pieces.

Repeat above for second bootie.

Sew along the top edge of each of the (4) sets of pairs. Making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of each seam. Press seams open.

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With right sides together, match (2) of the outer/lining bootie pairs and pin along the long straight edge as well as the long curved edge, making sure to match the seam you just stitched.

Repeat above for remaining (2) pairs.

Sew along pinned edges (of both sets) making sure to back-stitch at the beginning and end of each seam. Press open seams.

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Sew Outer Bootie to Outer Sole
Fold outer soles in half lengthwise and press to mark center seam.

With right sides together, line up outer bootie center toe seam with outer bootie center toe sole mark and pin. Do the same with the outer bootie center heel seam and the outer bootie center heel sole mark.

Repeat above for second bootie.

This next part takes PATIENCE and some slow stitching. I recommend setting your machine to the needle down position if that is an option.

Starting at the center toe seam slowly begin to stitch the bootie to the sole, taking time to adjust and match up your raw edges. (You could pin around the sole if you’re more comfortable however I found that due to the very small size, it was easier to manipulate with my fingers as I went, stitching a few stitches and then readjusting.) Continue around the entire perimeter of the sole making sure to back-stitch at the beginning and end.

Repeat above for second bootie.

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Turn and finish Lining Sole seam
Using the un-sewn opening in the bootie lining sole, turn bootie right side out and gently press out along the sole seams with your finger.

Edge stitch or hand stitch the un-sewn opening in the bootie lining sole closed.

Push bootie lining into bootie outer matching up seams to get a nice clean fit.

Turn bootie lining down approximately 3/4” – 1” depending upon the bootie size to create a cuff. The button holes should now be exposed.

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Whaa-la!! The tiniest sweetest little booties you ever did see!

A couple of pattern notes::
- I am not an expert at pattern writing. I welcome constructive criticism or thoughts on how I could improve this or future patterns.
{I am also a person with feelings who put a lot of time & energy into this FREE pattern.}

- I am not currently the mother of an infant and there for had to use several sources to create the pattern sizing. Hopefully there will be a size that works for you. If you need larger, you can feel free to experiment by enlarging the pattern pieces 5 – 10% at a time to get the perfect fit for your one-of-a-kind little one.

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Comments

  1. These are absolutely adorable! Not sure I would be brave enough to take this on quite yet, but maybe by the time Emerson arrives :)

  2. Adorbs!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that links to your post: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-ann-kelle-baby-booties/2014/03/19/
    –Anne

  3. Lori M. says:

    very good job, they are so cute….grandmas everywhere will be soon making these……

  4. Thank you so much for this!! When my kids were babies, I had a couple of prs. of booties sorta like these with the drawstrings and LOVED them. When they were itty bitty, I would put them on over their sleepers to keep their legs actually in the leg part because the sleepers legs were usually too long. I looked and looked for some like them for my grandbabies and never found any. And now I can make them! They were also the only ones that I could keep on their feet, as they managed to kick other kinds off. Love it!!

  5. magda says:

    It is beautiful! Will make some soon.
    Thanks a lot for the pattern!

  6. these are so stinkin’ cute! I can’t wait to make – I have a cousin having her first girl that I will make for (kinda makes me wish I had a baby to make them for!)

  7. barbara says:

    Are you kidding? These are freakin’ awesome! My friends’ two daughters-in-law are pregnant, and I just know she’ll want to make these baby booties for them. Can’t wait to show them to her! They are so sweet and look easy! Thank you so much!

  8. Maxine G says:

    I think these are the sweetest booties ever. I so appreciate you sharing your talents. Thank you.

  9. Tove Edens says:

    Thank you Ann, the booties are adorable. I upsized the pattern a tiny bit to make slippers for my 1 year old granddaughter who has tiny feet. They’re wonderful :)

  10. PhyLLis says:

    Thanks so much for this awesome pattern! I have a new grandbaby coming in December, and these will be just perfect for keeping its feet cozy.

  11. Charm Yap says:

    Soo.. Adorable! ♥ the free pattern

  12. Karen says:

    I absolutely love theses booties!!!! I have several girls at work pregnant and I am making them these booties and a matching bib. The pattern is easy to follow, 1 pair down 2 to go. Thank you

  13. Louise says:

    Ann, these look so perfect, THANK YOU !!! I have a new grandson and cant wait to start these tomorrow morning – all the way from South Africa, so its late evening now, love the suggestion above about matching bib, xxx

    • Louise says:

      They are divine. Making some tartan / red ones but cant see where to leave the opening for turning after doing the final sole – please can you let me know where is best. I left one in the inside sole but I just find top stiching there is not a smooth seam for inside comfort, maybe on the back seam ?? could leave it open, turn and then put in a tag and stitch closed, what do you think??

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