Are these not adorable? Last week Simplicity patterns were $1.99 at Jo-anne's Fabrics so I picked up this pattern. My niece-in-law is having a baby and I think that a pair of booties with matching flannel receiving blankets will be a great gift. The blue pair has solid blue soles, the pink pair has solid green soles. Soooo cute!
I have to say - I did go ahead and buy the 1/4 yard cuts for these (as stated in the instructions) but you can make MANY pairs with that. You do need the 1/4 yard for the width, but say you want to make several pairs - you do not need to buy 1/4 yard for each pair! I did because I wanted to make both pink and blue. Now that the booties are done, I have to go back to the store to get 1 yard cuts of matching flannel for the receiving blankets. I don't know about other Moms, but let me tell you, I loved the little flannel blankets when my son was a baby.
I am over the moon happy with these! What a perfect new baby gift! Even though I am a fairly experienced sewer, the instructions on these had me stumped. Lucky me - I had my expert sister standing over my shoulder explaining it all. Because honestly, I would have been lost without her help. But now that I've done it on these pairs, I know following pairs will be much easier.
Not an "instant" gift, that is for sure. We try to get together on Wednesday nights for "craft night". Last week I did a little bit on one project, a little bit on another... and cut out the pattern pieces for the booties. Then on Sunday I was at another sister's and while she read me the newspaper I cut out the fabric. I just LOVE that - having someone read me the paper while I work on a project! And we visited. AND, she made me home-made waffles. Yum. Tuesday night my sister invited me over to visit/sew for a bit, so I brought my machine over and started some of the 1st steps. And then last night brought us back to Wednesday again and I finished them! I am so happy with them!
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