TOMS Inspired Baby Shoes

A few weeks ago Sabra posted a pic on Instagram of some adorable TOMS inspired baby shoes that she had made for her little Ivy, and they were just so cute that I had to find out what pattern she used. It was perfect timing as Lola has been in need of shoes, and I soon found myself over at Homemade Toast printing out the free pattern.

It’s always so much fun to use others’ patterns, and it’s so great of Leisha to share such a great pattern with all of us. The free pattern is one sized which you can enlarge to reduce in size to fit your little one, and she also has for-purchase patterns available for babies and toddlers which are multi-sized. You can find both the free and for-purchase patterns here.

I wanted to mix up the fabrics a bit, and used some metallic pink polka dot fabric along with some leftover herringbone fabric I’ve been saving ever since I made this anthro inspired dress a couple of years ago.

I love that the shoes stay put on Lola’s feet quite well, but are still easy to get on and off in a hurry.

Lola, however, was not super thrilled at the idea of taking photos in them so I took one quickie and thought I’d let her off the hook this time.

My favorite part about the pattern is the little TOMS inspired details. The pleats on the toes…

And the back tag. If I make another pair, I think I’ll embroider Lola’s name onto the tag, but I was feeling lazy at the moment and didn’t take the time with this pair.

Wouldn’t a pair of these make such a cute baby gift? I’m already look for an excuse to make another pair :).

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  3. I know this is an old post but I was just wondering if you had to resize each individual piece in order to fit your daughters size? I know she mentions to add an inch to the sole but did you have to do that for each piece as well? Yours turned out adorable!


    1. Yes, you would need to add the same amount to the other pieces that connect with the sole if lengthening the sole. Hope that helps!

  4. Thanks for your review and comments! I’m currently trying to make these same shoes for my little one. I’m BRAND NEW at sewing and have a “brand-new-to-sewing” question….How do get these tiny pieces to move through the sewing machine since there isn’t much (if any fabric) hanging out past the foot to guide with your fingers. When I was trying to sew the top piece I had a hard time with this. Even if the machine assisted the fabric through with the “rolling things” that help push the fabric through I didn’t have a way to guide it to make it straight. I hope this makes sense! Thanks for your expert advice! :) Your shoes look amazing!

    1. Hi Erin! One tip that might help is to put a piece of tissue paper under the fabric to help you guide things along. It can be sewn through with the fabric, and then torn away afterwards. Hope that helps!

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