Sunday, July 14, 2013

Interchangeable Baby Barefoot Sandals

So, I recently had an idea that I was pretty proud of. Totally amazing and original....blah blah blah.
It all started when I agreed to make some barefoot sandals for my cousins' baby. Having never made these before, I was kind of brainstorming. I wanted to be able to wash them w/out ruining the flowers. I mean, the elastic is the part that would get dirty right? So why not make them removable, with Velcro. Which in turn, would also make them interchangeable. Brilliant! Well, I followed through with my project, all the while wondering why no one thought of this before....

 
Well, to make a long story short, I Googled it, and someone did think of it. Yeah, more than one someone thought of it. Oh well, so I am not gonna become a wealthy entrepreneur over this idea, but I did make some pretty cute barefoot sandals. Wanna know how?  Well here goes...
 
 
For the flower part, I did a variation of this tutorial Full & Textured flowers from Make it & Love it combined with this tutorial Flowered Pillow Cover by Make it & Love it. I attached them to felt like the first tut and did them a little more uniform like the second tut. Some, I added an embellishment to the center. But you can make whatever your heart desires. Just remember to make them in pairs. After you have you flowers made, you will want to add a piece of Velcro (the soft side) to the back with a generous amount of hot glue.
You will end up with flowers that may look something like this...
 
Now, for the sandal part, follow these steps...
 
 
 
 
Add your flowers to the sandals, and insert adorable chubby baby feet and you have multiple combinations. Seriously though, aren't baby feet adorable...only made cuter with a barefoot sandal. Duh.
 
Seriously, you make a few pairs and you have just about any combo you'll ever want or need.
 
 
 

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Can wait to make for my little one. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Diah...what a beautiful name! Glad you enjoyed this. I have pretty much learned everything I know from the internet, so I like to pass some things along to the next girl. Hope you check out my new blog again soon!

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  2. Those little barefoot sandals are adorable AND genius!!! Would love to have you as a regular "linker" at my weekly Tuesday To Do Party! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesday-to-do-121-and-120-list-makers.html
    Smiles!!!
    Jami
    The Blackberry Vine
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    1. Jami...thank you for commenting...and also for appreciating the genius in my idea! Just kidding, but seriously thanks for the comment. I just went over and linked up this post to your link party. Hope you come check out my new blog again soon!

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  3. These are awesome, Haley! Good job. I'm excited that you have a blog - it'll be great to see what kinds of things you're doing.

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    1. Missy...
      My SIL I'm assuming. Jesse said he told Kathy to get the word out that I'd started a blog. Thanks for checking it out.
      Haley

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  4. How cute! I made a bunch of these but never interchangeable! Clever!

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    1. Thank you...I only wish I had made these when my daughter was a baby. But since I hadn't figured it out yet, all the baby girls in my life are getting some. Thanks for stopping by...hope you check out my blog again.

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  5. I love these. They are adorable.

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  6. Just stopping by to let you know that I featured you today on my blog! Thanks so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

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  7. Hey thanks a lot for sharing this post. I have been using baby girl sandals since a long time and it helpful to my daughter. keep sharing this stuff.

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