It was never actually in my plans to make Blossom a pair of sweet little shoes.
But I like those projects that take you by surprise… don’t you?
So it happened that I was looking at gorgeous baby shoes online and then it struck me… what if I could make a shoe pattern that would fit Blossom’s chunky rabbit foot.
I won’t lie… it wasn’t as simple as I first thought because Blossom has a different shaped foot to humans, with a fat heel and narrow toe, but after a few prototypes a pattern emerged.
I used the same principle for making baby Mary-Jane shoes in felt. Just the shape of the shoes is different.
How to Make Blossom’s Mary-Jane Shoes
– Small square of felt,
– Matching DMC embroidery cotton,
– Needle and scissors,
– Download Blossom’s shoe pattern HERE.
Cut out pattern for shoes.
Using the pattern, cut out two uppers and two soles from felt.
Overlap the two ends of the upper by about 1/8” (4 mm). Stitch closed using 6 strands of DMC embroidery cotton in coordinating colour.
So now you should have a closed upper.
Attach the sole of the shoe to the upper using a small buttonhole stitch and the DMC embroidery cotton.
You could leave the shoes like this or embellish with felt flowers or buttons.
I decided to add silk ribbons to the shoes to match the ribbon on Blossom’s dress and to make the shoes into cute Mary-Janes. I used 6” (15 cm) of silk ribbon for each side of the shoe… so 12” (30 cm) for each shoe.
They were attached with a tiny pink button on each side.
Blossom’s new shoes are just a bit too cute…. I’m sure you will agree!!
You can get the pattern and instructions for making Blossom, my Maileg look-a-like Rabbit HERE.
Blossom’s dress pattern and instructions are also available HERE.
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HI KERRYANNE, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PATTERN FOR THE SHOES FOR BLOSSOM, BEST WISHES, MARY
So sweet. Thanks Kerryanne for this and all the things you do to brighten our lives. I just love Blossom. Hugs.
Christine M says
Those shoes are so sweet, Kerryanne.
I just love looking at all you make, you are so talented. Thank you for sharing
Oh, that’s so sweet Meg. Thank you!!
Happy New Year xx
Thank you so much. How kind of you! Much appreciated.
LINDA JOHNSON says
KERRYANNE….thank you so much….no, thanks a million for your kindness and generosity of sharing the Maileg “look-alike” Rabbit pattern and the dress and the shoes!!! You are a superwoman, with a definite SuperPower to make wonderful things happen !!! Thanks for sharing…..I hope mine come out even half as lovely as yours….God Bless you!!!
Oh gosh Linda…. you’re making me blush sweetie. I love creating and being able to share it with others, so it makes my day when I know someone is enjoying it. Have fun creating your own Blossoms xx
Thank you so very much Kerryanne! I’ve been looking for a pattern like yours for so long, and you even have the dress and shoes pattern for us also. I can’t wait to sew these for my sweet great granddaughter! I am happy to be following you now! 🙂
Nelleke Westdijk says
Thank you for sharing this great pattern. Would like to make the Maileg mouse too. Do you have a pattern for that? And the mini rabbits too.