Yeeeessssss! We have shoes!

After coming up empty at Target, Walmart, ShopKo, D.I., Savers and Kid-to -Kid for red glitter shoes for Ash’s costume, I finally decided to make my own! I found the cutest pattern for toddler shoes and with a few modifications — Ta Da! Ruby Slippers.

The pattern was so easy to make, even for a beginner like me. I fused red glitter fabric to a double layer of red felt, cut the pieces out and sewed them together on my wonderful little 1941 Singer Featherweight machine. The whole thing took less than an hour.

After I tried them on Ash for the first time I realized that her feet were so wide that the strap across the foot didn’t reach all the way over. I ended up cutting the strap off and sewing in 1/2″ white elastic in its place and that actually worked great. These shoes were the hit of our Halloween and I got so many compliments on them.

The materials for this project set me back $2.75 for the red felt, fusible webbing, glitter fabric and elastic. The pattern was another $3.99, but so worth it. I’ve already made another pair for Ash and am already plotting for some cute Christmas shoes. There’s lots of other cute shoe and clothes patterns here.

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