So the first item I tackled for my son was some booties. We had just returned back to Texas after being in Nebraska for the holidays. I refuse to put my baby in shoes because, well, he’s a baby and doesn’t walk. So he always wore socks since it was so cold! But, as many of you with littles know, baby socks never stay on. Plus, Little is pretty chunky so he always got horrible red lines from his socks, even from the short amount of time that he wore them.
So my hunt for a solution began. I had recently found Max & Meena Patterns (www.maxandmeena.com). They had recently released the Banana Bootie pattern, and I loved it! Everyone on their facebook page was sewing up booties left and right, saying how easy they are. So I bought the pattern (https://maxandmeena.com/collections/digital-sewing-patterns-pdf/products/banana-booties) and dove in. I had some black cotton/spandex from Jo-Ann that I used for the outer portion, and a fun multi-colored fleece from Jo-Ann that I used for the inside. Nice and comfy for Little.
My first pair took me a loooong time. Thankfully I sized up, so Little still fits into them. The pattern is incredibly easy, but a little time consuming. The booties are definitely one of my favorite finished items, though. They make great baby gifts paired with Max & Meena’s Dribble Lips Bib (https://maxandmeena.com/products/dribble-lips-bandand-bib-sewing-pdf-pattern).
The pattern goes from preemie all the way to men’s and women’s sizes. Maybe I’ll get around to making adult sizes around the holidays…
I loved them on his little feet! Since these were fleece and nice and warm and cozy, I decided to make a second pair out of lighter weight material. This time I used some of Hubs’ old pants and a baby onesie for the inner! They are great! So breathable for our hot weather in Texas. 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions about these booties! We love them and have since pretty much thrown out all of our baby socks.