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Sew some Little Leather Moccasin
I have been thinking about making these moccasins for a looooong time. I knew it would be easy but also really wanted to use some leather and kept forgetting to order any. One weekend while walking through the Paris flea market I passed a stall where there were piles and piles of odds and ends of different leathers. I bartered with the shop keeper a bit and walked away with a handful of wonderfully broken in leather bits. There was no excuse now, it was happening. I actually tried it out on some gold pleather I had first so as not to waste any leather with mistakes. It ended up so cute I made each of my friend's girls a pair as a "thanks for letting us visit" (funny thing only the youngest's fit, her girls are TALLLLL). Once I felt like I had it down I started in with the leather and I am CRAZY about the results.

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  • How to make a baby booties. Little Leather Moccasin Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    I just did a little hack of THIS free pattern:(http://www.poopockets.com/free/footies/footiepattern.htm). The tutorial can be found HERE: (http://www.poopockets.com/free/footies/footies.htm). Though you will need to read the tutorial below first for the significant changes. And remember that leather doesn't fray so you don't need any lining etc. Once you have printed out your pattern and cut out your pieces, you will need to cut a few extra pieces and keep some scraps for the toe loop on the front.

  • How to make a baby booties. Little Leather Moccasin Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    The rectangles should be just a bit longer then your heel. The width depends on how long you want your fringe to be.

  • How to make a baby booties. Little Leather Moccasin Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    ***Note*** It should be right side to wrong side. I just flipped it so you could see it better. Lay your elastic on top of your fringe strip. Now fold over the top of your fringe piece on top of the heel making a little pocket for the elastic. Stitch across the bottom of the folded portion.

  • How to make a baby booties. Little Leather Moccasin Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    When you are done it should look like this

  • How to make a baby booties. Little Leather Moccasin Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Before you attach the toe and heel piece: (ignore my horrible typos, it should read on your "toe" piece and "by" not "but"... sorry it's late ha!)

  • How to make a baby booties. Little Leather Moccasin Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now attach your toe and heel piece, right sides together, wrong sides out sewing all the way around the edges. Make sure that the heel and the toe overlap at LEAST a little.

  • How to make a baby booties. Little Leather Moccasin Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now the even more fun part: try them on your cutie!

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