Baby accessories

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Accessories tend to make the outfit, don’t they? Even if you’re just a little baby 😉  So I decided to spend some time making a few beautiful and useful accessories to go with my baby’s layette. First up is a pair of leather shoes.

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I made the shoes in size 0-6 months from some beautiful leather scrap I bought off of eBay. The laces are 3/8″ cream twill tape. The pattern was this free shoe pattern which I modified by scaling it up (printed at 110%), did two lacing holes rather than three, omitted the heart cutouts, added some topstitching, and also changed the shape of the heal piece to create the look I was after on the shoe front.

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I love these little shoes!

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Next up are some reversible bandana-style drool bibs.

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I sewed them using this free tutorial in size 6-12 month and included the optional size adjustment snap to make them fit at a smaller size as well.

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The fabrics are various ones from my stash (a lot of them are Kaufman railroad chambray’s) and the snaps are size 15 metal snaps from Snapsource.

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Lastly I made a little reversible bucket hat from the free Oliver + s pattern available here. I made it in size XS out of Robert Kaufman Railroad Poplin and Cotton Steel Tokyo Train Ride Harajuku in color aqua. I did modify the pattern by widening the brim a little and I added a little chin strap with velcro closure.

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Reverse side. I just love those cute animals!

Only a few weeks left until I welcome this little baby! I wonder how much more sewing I can get done for him before he arrives.

Does anyone else enjoy the nesting energy before baby comes or do you prefer to do nothing and take it easy?

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10 thoughts on “Baby accessories

  1. Gosh! You’re the best mum! Thank for including the patterns in this post. I love seeing all your creations. I’ve got number three due late October/early November. We’ve decided to keep the gender a surprise, but I think I could pull off a few unisex designs, and we’ve got loads of little nieces and nephews and more on the way for leftovers 🙂 I’ve been knitting because I’ve been really sick (as usual), but I can’t wait to get on the machine. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you so much! And congrats on #3! How fun to keep the gender a surprise. I don’t know if I have the will power to not find out… maybe I can swing it for #4 or 5 😉 Good luck with your knitting and sewing!

  2. Goodness gracious, those are the sweetest little booties! My sewing machine broke a couple months before my kiddo was born and it took some time to weigh my options for a new machine, so I sadly wasn’t able to do much of the little baby sewing I had planned. Best wishes for your new baby 🙂

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