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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