cutie booties - pattern by Amy Butler

Here's another project from Amy Butler's book, Little Stitches for Little Ones.  I've loved every pattern I've tried in this book!


I like these booties because there is no elastic, yet the way they wrap seems like it will still be a secure fit on baby's foot.  Also, all of the inside seams are finished off, so they look just as pretty on the inside as they do on the outside.  It requires a bit of hand-sewing, but it looks lovely and I think will be more comfortable.



While you have to buy the book to see the baby patterns, Amy Butler does have some free pattern downloads on her website here (mostly for pretty quilts, but there is other fun stuff there as well).

Like the fabric on these booties?  It is all from the Riley Blake Wheels collection.  I received a big box of fat quarters last week from the designer herself - needless to say, I am in heaven.

27 comments:

The After Craft said...

I have this book at my quilt shop and I have a hard time keeping it in. Total agreement the patterns are super cute.

Nice choice of color btw. How long did they take?

Rebecca said...

Those are so cute and I love the fabric! Makes me want a little.

Mandy said...

Love Riley Blake fabric - - I just discovered it recently, but can't get enough! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

Those are darling! Love them

Lotsie said...

I love these!!!!

Michelle said...

I love this pattern so much I made eight pairs of these booties! They stay on very well, even on an active little boy. Great choice of fabric!

Sonya said...

Oh, these are super cute! I must get the book - I have been eying it for some time. Love the fabric!

Karalyn Marzo said...

I've been following your blog just recently and am so impressed with everything you post about! Everything is just so darn cute! I'm a very beginner sewer and am looking to buy my first sewing machine. I was just wondering what sewing machine you use?

Crazy Gecko said...

I totally love this book but my little girls too big for the patterns now ... hummm is it wrong to have another baby just to fit a pattern book? Have to convince my other half!!! Ha ha!

I love you combination of colours Jill!

Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs said...

they are too cute! When I have babies I think I'll be buying this book. :)

leardonsbelle said...

I need to buy this book! The booties are so cute!

inday_adin said...

Awe! So cute booties. Perfect for the little one's little feet. :)

Jessica said...

Those booties turned out so cute! For my birthday I got a giftcard and decided to buy this book. I'm excited to start making some things. Thanks so much for always inspiring me! Your amazing!

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Christina said...

Those are perfectly adorable!

Snickerdoodle said...

I've made a few things from this book, but I find the sizing a little 'off'. Maybe it is the size of my son though, and not a problem with the pattern lol.

The booties are soo cute. I love the fabric. Here is a link to the ones I made if you're interested: http://snickerdoodlecreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/project-3-baby-shoes-bibs-part-2.html

Megan said...

These are adorable.

Lotsie said...

I made a link to your blogmessage to show everyone how cute these are!

Beloved's Bride Carmen said...

Super Cute! I must get that book! Thanks for the review. :)

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

I know 2 people having babies in the fall, I can't wait to make them booties, onsies, bibs and burp cloths. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Clair said...

Riley Blake fabric is soo cute. I love all the different lines. Cute Booties!

Mandi said...

Oh! Thanks for sharing! I have a little one on the way in August I am going to have to get this book and get sewing!

Rae said...

Oh lovely! I'm so glad to hear you say that because my first experience with that book was not-so-great (the empire waisted top). These are so cute though, I'll have to give them a try.

EvaBabeDesigns said...

I have made this one too! It helps if you widen the ankle opening a bit and narrow up the band that goes across. I modified the pattern directly on my child's foot since Amy Butler's was a bit too tight even for tiny ankles. Here's how mine came out: http://evababedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/fancy-ruffle-shorts-and-pants.html
I ended up making another style with elastic around it that I liked even better (easy slip on) here: http://evababedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/11/monkeys-on-pogo-sticks-pjs-and-slippers.html

Anna said...

I have the book and tried making them but they didn't turn out right... is there a trick to it? :)

helene said...

From France...
I tried to do them...but as Anna said... They dis not turn out right... I'll try again may be...

Thanks for your blog!

Elena said...

Can't make it work! Very frustrating!!!

Tine Van Gaelen said...

what a pity, the pattern is no longer online. if anyone still has it, feel free to email it to tinevangaelen@gmail.com. Can't wait to try it.. they seem cuter than so many others I have found on pinterest.