adamiamelia

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

mommy's booties project

Lately I’ve been craving to do some DIY craft projects…I stumbled across the pattern to make cloth shoes for babies. Oh the shoes are so cute! The tutorials are for sewing with a sewing machine. I tried to borrow my mom’s but turned out her machine was broken. But by this time I was already itching to make the shoes already. I have the colour combinations/patterns in my head and I couldn’t get them out in time to get myself a sewing machine! In the end I decided I might as well hand stitch the shoes myself.

here's the top

here's the heel

half finished shoe

Adam's first 100% handmade shoes

I didn’t even have the time to go to a fabric store to get some decent fabric to make the shoes. So I improvised with recycled fabrics – read: old clothes that need throwing out. The top of the above shoes are made from my old pants that have holes all over. I also use the elastic from the same pants. Babies shoes are so small that they require very small sized fabric. You can make them from practically any scraps you have lying around the house. It took me about 3 hours to make the first shoe (just one not a pair, ok). The second one took 2.5hr. Ok, it’s rather time consuming. It must be so much easier/faster using a sewing machine though. But with hand-sewing the project is very much portable and can be made quietly while my baby naps / while watching tv. I tried the shoes on Adam and they fit perfectly!

Ok I forgot to take better photos of the shoes on him but ni pun okla kan..


The shoes might be a little (a lot?) lopsided here and there and the sewing goes like waves instead of straight lines but…they’re made with LOVE and PASSION! Just for you, Adam..

I’m working on another pair. Will blog about it later.

22 comments:

-me- said...

bravo mommyadam...
at least u tried to make somethin' for adam...
i nak jahit kaki seluar pun x reti!!!

auni said...

sweetnyaaaa aida!kalau me sure fail nye lah.hehe..
btw, adam dah 100% sihat ke?

Lan0stZz said...

wow menariknye!!! good job mommy adam :) boleh bukak kedai ni.

ira said...

hi there!those shoes looks just like robeez shoes hokay!great job there.. ;)

nannoor said...

nak tempah for my dotter, boleh?? hheheh bravoooo mommyAdam!!
kalau i?? beli aje laaaa.. takat jahit butang tercabut tu pass lah. heheeee

MommyAdam said...

-me-,
ala tutorial dia senang je..u pun boleh buat punye..

auni,
blom lagi...selsema tak baik lg..but suara dah ok..

lana,
thanks! haru jugak klau nak bukak kedai..satu kasut 3 jam..sepasang 6 jam...uwaa....hehe

ira,
tq...err...robeez shoes tu ape..?

nannoor,
nak ke? malunye nak kasi org...hehe..although come to think of if..they would make nice thoughtful gifts..if i can manage sew them straight/neat...hehe

Anonymous said...

Ok people..the order is open now. For those who are interested, please place your order to me,MommyAdam's Manager cum Promoter...hehehe..One more thing, do always check this page because more interesting handmade products are coming out soon..hehehe...

P/s: Yang, bile nak buat my shoes pulak?hehehehe...

-Daddy Adam-

mami hafiy said...

wah sungguh menarik. bole tempah satu ni. hahak.

babynadhrah said...

whoa!!! aunty aida, you are so talented!! those shoes are really cute...

MommyAdam said...

DaddyAdam,
ish you ni..malu i..hehe

mami hafiy,
bila nak dtg kl lg..meh dtg umah adam..i buatkan hafiy satu pair...hehe

babynadhrah,
tq nadhrah..but the shoes are not as cute as you =)

mommylyssa said...

aaaaa...so cute the shoes!!!! creative betul laaa mommy adam ni! i pun nk tempah satu lah ;-)

mama ryan said...

aaaa.. cute nieh....

dah mula berangan nak buat 1 utk lil ryan, tp takut jd mcm knitted hat je.. berangan nak buat knittes sweater, tp angan tinggal angan... ha ha...

tgk la, nnt kalau kerajaan baru kata usul bout nak kasi elaun utk ibu2 yg jadi housewife tu djlnkan, i akan buat gak baju, botties nie semua.. he he...(ceh, berangan nak resign aa nie...)

prifiz said...

i want one toooooooooo :) great job! u sangat2 kreatif..

uDA said...

rajinnyaa, lepas ni projek baju pulak ke, saya takde masalaa nak jahit2 ni semua hehehe

mOmmy of Triplets said...

wahhh sungguh rajin! thumbs up to u!

mane u jumpe the tutorial to do the booties? website ke magazine?

pasni baju raya perhaps =)

MommyAdam said...

mama ryan,
u pandai knit ke? i tak retila...hehe..

prifiz,
kalau nak meh dtg rumah i...hehe...bwk baby...hehe..

uda,
baju takdelah kot..i takde sewing machine...time pun takde..tapi i buat gak time si kenit tido =)

mommyoftriplets,
i jumpa kat website...ish baju raya dah lama i teringin buat..esp for my husband..tapi takde/tak pandai pakai sewing machine...

MommyAdam said...

mommylyssa,
sila order kat my manager...hehe

Anonymous said...

Come on people, keep the order coming in!!hehehe..stocks are very limited, oh ade cabutan bertuah jugak..hehehehe....

-DaddyAdam/Mr Manager-

mamamarina said...

aida.. serius.. tgk gamba x dpt nk catch up camne nk buat.. eheheh.. kene ajar hands on laa... no order utk iffah.. ariff n the coming soon punyer.. blay??

yan said...

aida...nama bb u sama la dgn anak i umo pun lebih kurang sama adam on 6/oct/2007.your bb 5/oct kan...ajar la saya cam ner nak buat booties tu...nama anak saya adam danish...

fatin said...

waaa....best..best! congrates!! bole bukak kdai online nih!!!

MommyAdam said...

marina and yan,
kalau nak blaja buat you can look up the tutorial at stardustshoes.blogspot.com.goodluck =)

fatin,
thank you =)buat suka2 bolehla..bukak kedai tak reti...hehe

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Message Non-Alert Script: