A while back when Mayya's Sew Chic & Unique did a Baby Shoe Sew N Tell, I wanted to join in as I thought I could make it as a gift to a new member of my extended family. Unfortunately I was busy that week with my bags and had no time for baby shoes. What Mayya does is she finds a few sewing projects tutes and get interested folks to vote. The most popular project gets made by the interested folks and you submit your completed project by the given deadline and Mayya will feature them in a blog post. For the baby shoes, the tute was by Stardust Shoes and the author is Joanna.
Yesterday I downloaded Joanna's tutorial and had a crack at her cloth baby shoes.
To be honest with you, the shoes don't look very wearable! But babies don't need to wear shoes, right? When my kids were babies, they were bare footed most of the time. However, other people would put pressure on me to put booties on their feet. I mean, Singapore is so hot! I remember up to the age of 7, I would, like many many other Singapore parents, get my kids to put on a sweater for fear of them catching a cold. Oh, for crying out loud, it's so freaking hot. Thank goodness, one day my son told me he's never cold. In fact, the only time he feels cold is when he's sick. So that put an end to my sweatering my kids days. My girl, however, needs a sweater in an air-conditioned room. She's very yin. But outside an air-conditioned environment, it's comfy, cool clothing only rule for her. She sweats up a storm.
So can you tell if it's a boy or a girl? Well, I'm still giving the shoes. I guess it's good for looking at!