January 28, 2013

TOMS Inspired Baby Shoes - review and GIVEAWAY

Warning - this is one of the cutest things ever - you might fall out of your chair it's so cute - - TOMS Inspired Baby Shoes, ka-bam!

And guess what - they come from a FREE pattern over at Homemade Toast - score!  She has the instructions for Baby Shoes (like I made - with elastic in the back) and for Toddler shoes (with a velcro strap across the front)

The free pattern is generic and you'll need to size it to fit.  But if you don't want to take that extra step, you can purchase a size-specific pattern from Homemade Toast Etsy Shop - the baby pattern includes sizes newborn-24 months and the toddler pattern includes sizes 3-10.  I was sent the sized pattern to try out and loved that I didn't have to think.  I used the 6-9 month size for my niece.
 The hardest part is deciding on fabric!  I wanted something wild, but ultimately I thought that something more neutral would go with more outfits.  So I went with a black and white.  But to add a little fun the lining and sole are in turquoise, along with the stitching.

I have made baby shoes before so I know the general construction of them.  I thought the pattern was well-written and the steps were explained thoroughly.  Again, you can find those free instructions at Homemade Toast - she walks you through step-by-step via photos.

Now, I realize part of the cuteness is the tags - personalized always steps things up a level.  The tutorial tells you how to make them, but you can also order custom tags from the Homemade Toast Etsy Shop (discount below) as well - and she ships you 3 tags, just in case you mess up on one - I appreciate that!

I just can't get over this cuteness!  These would make the perfect baby gift - and they don't take much fabric, and they come together pretty quickly, especially after you've made one and know the construction process.

 You can head over to Homemade Toast and get started right away - - use coupon code SUGARBEE that will discount 20% off the Etsy Shop (bringing patterns down to $3.60, and tags to $4.80) It will begin on the 28th and run for a week, ending on the 4th at midnight.

but guess what - they are offering a giveaway to 5 Winners - eek!!  Each winner would receive a pattern pack (either baby or toddler) and a set of tags.  Enter using Rafflecopter below - good luck!
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41 Fabulous Comments:

Too sweet! I have a new niece.

so cute! I'd have to make them for my niece or nephews since my babies are all too big

I would sew some for my 2 month baby girl! :)

I have two little girls, 15 months and almost 4. I'd make some for both of them.

I'm sewing these for baby Jury!!

How adorable! I would love these patterns to make shoes for my best friend's premie. She's 4 months but looks about 2.

I want to make for both my kids. These are so adorable. I really need to try out the pattern.

So cute! Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

I'd make some for my 7-month old baby girl and her 2-year-old big sister.

Alllll my friends are having babies these days, so I'd be making shoes for tons of people :)

Love the shoes for my 2 year old! She is a shoe fanatic already =)

They'd make amazing baby shower gifts! And my 3 year old would still fit into toddler sizes...

love. i've been wanting to make baby shoes for a while and these are adorable!

A must have for my two grand-babies! LOVE!

These are adorbs! I'd make them for my baby to be ;o)

I would make them for the baby we are waiting to adopt!

The shoes are so cute! I would make them for my baby sister.

I would make them for my twins and enlarge it and make it for myself

these are soooo cute. i have some friends that are having or have already had babies that i would love to make some for them.

I pinned these shoes a while back and now I'm waiting to find out what I'm having so I can sew this baby some cute shoes!

I would make these for my baby due in May!

I have new twin baby nieces that I would love to make these for.

These are so adorable and I favorited them in her shop too!

Absolutely irresistable... must have to make for the tiny toes in my family :) thanks for the chance.

I have a great nephew who will be arriving in March and would love these for him.

my 10 month old NEEDS these. He will be walking soon and we can find shoes that fit him. It's pain and those are SO cute!

Love these. Any baby would look good in them.

I have a baby shower to go to and I think "Hadley" needs some new shoes to match the quilt I made her!

Gosh they would be great gifts for all the babies on the way! Super cute!

hmmm.... i think i would make some for my little bro. :)

I'd love the pattern in my repertoire for future children ;) And to make for every baby shower (to go with my applique onesies).

So excited to make these! The hardest part for me will be deciding on fabric as well. What could I use on the bottom if making these for a toddler?

The shoes are adorable! My little one would look great in a pair!

I would sew a pair for my own baby.

i'd make a pair for my littlest!

These are so cute! I'd love to make them for my toddler and baby!!!!

OMG!!! I love these !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

These would be perfect for my baby and for my friend's baby as well who will be soon celebrating her birthday. Thanks for sharing. They are absolutely cute!

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