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Free Baby Sandals Pattern

Learn how to make baby sandals from a sewing pattern. Use leather or faux leather for soft but protective shoes!

In my quest to not buy any clothes for my son this year, I decided to try to make some sandals. I made some for his Spring/Summer collection, but that first attempt had some flaws. This time I know what will work best for a busy toddler, so I’m sharing a free baby sandals pattern.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

Free Baby Sandals Pattern

Supplies

1. Cut out the patterns.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

2. Pin and sew the cut-out piece to the solid piece on the outside edge.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

3. Sew straight lines down the center of the cut-outs to stabilize them.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

4. I decided to cut out a thick vinyl piece to go right on top of the bottom piece. Trim the edges to match.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

5. Take the two top pieces and sew them together around the edges. Pin if you’d like.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals
FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

6. Trim the edges to match. 
7. Line up the sewn bottom piece with the top piece and sew around the foot.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals
FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

8. Fold the flaps in towards the foot and sew with a zigzag around the foot shape.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

It should look like this.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

9. Trim off the edges the extend over the foot shape.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

10. Fold the front and back flap over 1/2″ and sew.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

11. Cut two slits in the front to slide the side flaps through.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

I pinned my flaps so I could try it on Henry. I then hand-sewed the flaps together.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

12. Measure so elastic that fits around your child’s ankle. Slide it through the front and the back and sew it together. Hide the joining in one of the flaps.

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

That’s it! Now you have some cute, “free” sandals for the summer!

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals
FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

Happy summer!

If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me! 

FREE PATTERN: Size 4 Leather Sandals

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Awesome!! I bet they're easy to put on with those elastic straps. And loving the way you made the grippy bottom. I linked to your pattern over at Craft Gossip:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-toddler-boy-sandals/2013/07/19/
–Anne

Great idea. I'm not spending on clothes, but it's harder for the shoes department. I am lucky though, a friend has just given a bag full of shoes from her daughter and they are new! <3