Completed: ithinksew Cameron baby sneakers

After making the Samantha women’s shoes for myself I wanted to try another of the ithinksew designs and made these cute Cameron baby sneakers for a colleague’s new-born daughter.

ithinksew Cameron baby sneakersThe sneakers come in 5 sizes and I made size 3, which should correspond to 6-9 months. I am glad I didn’t pick the smallest size because sewing these shoes was much fiddlier than the ones I made for myself. Add in some fusible fleece that didn’t want to fuse (any tips anyone?) and it did take me longer to finish these than I had initially expected. It was still a pretty fast make though as I finished them in less than an afternoon.

ithinksew Cameron baby sneakersFor the outside I used a red with yellow flower print baby rib and for the lining an Ikea kids fabric. The outside layer was interfaced with fusible fleece to provide warmth. For the sole I used red slipper grippers. 6-9 month old babies probably don’t really need anti slip on their shoes yet but I figured “better safe than sorry”.

ithinksew cameron baby sneakersThe pattern provides a placement marking for a snap closure but I thought velcro would be a better choice since that is easier to close and makes it possible to adjust how tight the shoes are closed. I do wonder though how easy it will be for the child to kick them off.

I might make these sneakers again, but then I think I will go for the largest size (12-18 months) to make the sewing and turning right side out a bit easier.

When I looked up the pattern so I could link to it I saw that ithinksew has a sale until the 15th so if you were already interested in any of their patterns now would be a good time to get it. Of course now I am also tempted to try another one….

ikthinksew Cameron baby sneaker

January 9, 2014

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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16 Comments

  1. katechiconi

    Extremely cute! I love your fabric choices too. I can quite see why they were tricky to turn right side out.

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! I think the turning right side out was made even more difficult by the slipper grippers because that fabric is quite stiff.

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      • katechiconi

        And of course the grippers would have done their job and gripped onto whatever they were in contact with!

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        • Emmely

          Oh, absolutely!

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  2. onedabbles

    I enjoy seeing your workman(person)ship and skills. Such accurate, great-looking stitching and a variety of well-made, fun things. It’s a good standard to have in front of me as I learn.

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! I look forward to seeing some more of your creations soon.

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  3. Ali

    So cute! I have a neice or nephew due in June, so will be adding these to my todo list! You do live up to your bog name!! and keep me very busy!

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    • Emmely

      Great! 😉

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    • Emmely

      Thank you!

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    • Emmely

      Thank you!

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  4. monkeyneedle

    So freaking adorable! You did a great job!!

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    • Emmely

      Thank you!

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  5. Selma

    Cute!
    I think the velcro is a wise choice, babyfeet change day to day so it should be adjustable.
    Maybe you can ask you’re colleague if the shoes are easy to kick of. Otherwise you might add some elastic in the heel part like in the Lilac Baby Booties.
    I hardly ever use fusible fabric, somehow it tends to shrink akwardly in my washing machine. I probably would have used a fleece fabric for lining.

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    • Emmely

      Thank you. I am definitely going to ask him whether they stay on her feet. It will probably take a couple of months though before they even fit. I always forget how tiny newborn baby feet really are.
      I don’t usually have problems with shrinkage of fusibles but I know it can happen. Fleece for the lining might be a good alternative, I’ll keep that in mind.

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