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{kimono baby shoes}

{kimono baby shoes}
Last week I met up with my oldest friend that I’ve known for 23 years. She moved to Berlin a few years ago and we only get to see each other a couple times a year. Well, just 11 weeks ago she had her first baby boy and I met him for the first time last week. What a cute baby! ;)
I wanted to give her and her little baby a handmade gift and decided on this tutorial from Homespun Threads for the baby shoes. I also made her a relaxation eye pillow, that I showed you a few weeks back.
{kimono baby shoes}
She loved both of the handmade gifts and the shoes fit perfectly. The only thing that I might do differently next time is, adding some elastic to keep the sides together better and keep the shoes from falling off too easily.
Other than that, they turned out really cute and are very easy to make! You should give it a try! ;)

I’m partying here


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67 Kommentare

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    Life In The Thrifty Lane
    Dienstag, der 14. Juni 2011 at 07:43

    They are adorable Vanessa!

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    Dienstag, der 14. Juni 2011 at 15:25

    These are about the cutest thing I ever did see. ADORABLE! I love the fabric you chose. I’m “pinning” them for future reference.

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    Rolled Up Pretty and Cut Off Thoughts
    Dienstag, der 14. Juni 2011 at 18:00

    Those are seriously the most adorable things ever! What a perfect baby gift! And to say you made them would mean even more… :) Thanks for sharing. I found you from Vintage Wanna Bee and I am definitely going to follow!

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    Dienstag, der 14. Juni 2011 at 18:36

    Hi Vanessa,


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    Vivienne @ the V Spot
    Dienstag, der 14. Juni 2011 at 19:08

    So cute!!!

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    Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor
    Dienstag, der 14. Juni 2011 at 19:39

    The baby shoes are so cute. What a nice thing for you to make your friend and her baby something. I just love them. You can make me some if you want. lol

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    Dienstag, der 14. Juni 2011 at 22:33


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    Show Me Mama
    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 03:28

    Very pretty! I am your new follower. You can visit me at Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

    Have a great day!

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    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 05:21

    They are so adorable. I love the colors!

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    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 15:22

    So stinking cute! I love the material very easy on the eye!

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    Connie @ Measured by the Heart
    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 19:04

    Those shoes are so adorable!! Thanks for sharing…I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you’re interested–connie,

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    Michele Alger
    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 20:22

    I want some for me. Sincerely.

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    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 20:35

    this shoes are so sweet!

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    Miss Pixie
    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 21:37

    These are adorable and such lovely fabric :)

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    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 22:00

    Love this project! I’m new to sewing so i might have to try these out! Thanks for sharing!

    I’m following you now! I’d love if you followed me back at

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Mittwoch, der 15. Juni 2011 at 22:55

    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!!

    @ Paula Jo: Do you mean baby or adult size? Haha. I was really contemplating making some for my size to wear as slippers around the house.. Hugs from Germany to Texas!

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    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 08:49

    Soooo darling!!!!

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    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 08:57

    These are fabulous! What a wonderful gift! Scarlett x

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    Our really empty nest
    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 11:41

    These are too cute. My niece is having her first baby in a couple weeks, I think I will have to make a pair for little Lily!! Thanks, Sue

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 13:46

    These are gorgeous! I might have to give them a go!

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    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 14:51

    So cute, I made baby shoes (mary janes) they were so small to work with, I just giggled the whole time.

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    Katherines Corner
    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 16:16

    Love these, they are so cute! Hugs

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    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 18:09

    The are supre adorable! Love the fabric that you used!

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    Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures
    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 18:16

    Those are too cute for words!!
    I want a pair too!!!

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    alkaline water
    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 18:30

    These look so amazing! I am 22 weeks pregnant and want to start making some asap! i am just a little scared though, hope these are as easy to make as they look!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 21:43

    @ alkaline water: You should really give it a try! They are pretty easy to sew and you won’t even see minor imperfections. The only thing that was a little tricky for me (and I had to start over on the second shoe) was getting the fold over facing in two different directions.. Hehe

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    Donnerstag, der 16. Juni 2011 at 22:38

    prescious… and they don’t seem too hard. I have so many friends having babies and these look like they would be fun to try :)


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    Allison {A Glimpse Inside}
    Freitag, der 17. Juni 2011 at 00:18

    These are too sweet! Thanks for linking them up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party.

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    Freitag, der 17. Juni 2011 at 05:13

    These are so adorable!! I found you from the blog hop and I now follow you via GFC. I would love it if you would follow me back :)


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    Desiree @ The 36th Avenue
    Freitag, der 17. Juni 2011 at 07:13

    Oh, Vanessa… you did it again girl! I love your style, thank you so much for visiting the party.

    I still can’t believe the fact that you’ve been in The Canary Islands… it makes me love you even more.

    By the way good morning to you… I’m ready to go to bed ;)


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    Freitag, der 17. Juni 2011 at 14:14

    …wie süß sind die denn ? Gibt´s die auch für größer?
    Liebe Grüße

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    Freitag, der 17. Juni 2011 at 15:20

    Thank you for joining me his week at the Simply Creative blog party at 365 days to Simplicity! Please join me every Thursday and we’ll party like it’s 1999!

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    Freitag, der 17. Juni 2011 at 17:13

    Oh. My. Gosh. I’m freaking out these are so ridiculously adorable. Thanks for sharing them at my linky party!!

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    Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum
    Freitag, der 17. Juni 2011 at 17:38

    I wish I had seen these when my daughter was little. Her feet were so tiny that no baby shoes would fit her. Thanks for sharing!

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    Samstag, der 18. Juni 2011 at 05:59

    hi ‚sorry that you cabt find my email add. its artscraftsnhobbies at yahoo dot com
    good day .….erum

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    Happy in red
    Samstag, der 18. Juni 2011 at 08:41

    I love these, so clever!!The colours are cute too!!

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    Samstag, der 18. Juni 2011 at 21:17

    love these shoes, and would love it if you’d come share something on my international linky party, Craft Schooling Sunday! I see you have a party on Sundays too, so I’ll also try to stop by. all the best!

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    Samstag, der 18. Juni 2011 at 23:08

    I really love these! So cute! I think you posted this while I was away so I didn’t get around to posting a comment. I will definitely be trying my hand at sewing a pair of these for the next friend who has a baby!

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    Sonntag, der 19. Juni 2011 at 18:50

    WOW! These are simply gorgeous!

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    Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers
    Montag, der 20. Juni 2011 at 00:50

    Oh, these are adorable! Thank you for sharing

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    Sarah M.
    Montag, der 20. Juni 2011 at 11:45

    Super Super Cute! I don’t have kids, but these may need to be made for my niece:) Thanks for sharing!!

    Sarah M.

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    Montag, der 20. Juni 2011 at 11:46

    These are sooo stinkin adorable! Who wouldn’t love this handmade gift? Hope you will share them with my Pink Hippo Party @

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    Montag, der 20. Juni 2011 at 17:11

    Love this! Thanks for sharing on Momspiration Monday!

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    Jessica @ O. Alouette
    Montag, der 20. Juni 2011 at 18:24

    These are absolutely precious!!

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    Cozy Home Scenes
    Dienstag, der 21. Juni 2011 at 00:47

    It’s hard not to smile when you see baby things, but those little shoes are so cute! I’m sure they will be very well loved and appreciated, and your friend will think of you every time her little boy wears them.

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    Dienstag, der 21. Juni 2011 at 02:34

    Those shoes are just beautiful! Great job and I’m sure they will be adored!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Dienstag, der 21. Juni 2011 at 13:06

    Hi Vanessa, I’m so excited that you dropped by to share this adorable project on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to see you, and hope you’ll join us again soon!

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    Dienstag, der 21. Juni 2011 at 22:29

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Mittwoch, der 22. Juni 2011 at 14:08

    These are “sew” cute! Thank you for linking to Sew Woodsy last week! Keep on linking great projects!

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    Samstag, der 25. Juni 2011 at 04:04

    Oh My Goodness. I am *absolutely* going to bookmark this. There is a two day old in my family and this would be a perfect present. Thank you *so much* for sharing!!!!

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    Sonntag, der 26. Juni 2011 at 12:19

    Oh I love these! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am going to try these for my neighbors baby who is due to arrive any day now! Can’t wait to see what you share next week!
    I am your newest follower

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    Montag, der 27. Juni 2011 at 00:10

    How sweet are these? Precious!

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    Julie {BuildSewReap}
    Montag, der 27. Juni 2011 at 03:06

    Super cute! I also pinned it. Thanks also for including thoughts on what you’d do different next time.

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    Samstag, der 2. Juli 2011 at 16:53

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Jul. 02, 2011. Thanks again.

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    Erin of
    Sonntag, der 7. August 2011 at 20:46

    Hi Vanessa! I wanted to let you know I featured your Kimono Baby Shoes at my blog party this week as they were the most visited link at the party! They are adorable! Thanks for linking up!

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    Amy @
    Montag, der 8. August 2011 at 16:43

    very cute! i especially love the fabric you used. Vintage looking rose prints are my fave! I pinned this for later use… thanks again :)

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    Dienstag, der 23. August 2011 at 19:50

    ADORABLE!! Would LOVE it if you would share this at my brand new turquoise lovin’ linky party going on right now!

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    Samstag, der 8. Oktober 2011 at 01:06

    I made WAAAY bigger ones and made super cute slippers for adults!!

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    Julie {BuildSewReap}
    Dienstag, der 15. November 2011 at 01:31

    First I Pinned them and now I’m writing a post about them. I took your advice and added elastic. They turned out adorable! My post should be up in a few days over at

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    The Southern Product Queen
    Dienstag, der 3. Januar 2012 at 21:44

    It’s linky party time again! This post would be great at it if you wanna share it! Here is the link!

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    Montag, der 20. Februar 2012 at 12:32

    j’adore !!!!

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    Sonntag, der 11. März 2012 at 12:21

    So adorable! Thank you for the pattern.

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    Jenny T
    Donnerstag, der 12. April 2012 at 21:19

    I absolutely love these and am going to make them for my daughter right now! I wanted to ask where exactly you think the elastic would need to be added as I’m sure my little girl would get them off really quickly so any extra support would be great.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Freitag, der 13. April 2012 at 16:55

      Thank you for the sweet comment, Jenny!
      I would add the elastic across the opening, so it keeps the sides together better, but leaves enough to get her little feet in and out. I hope that makes sense. It’s a little hard to explain without showing it on the shoe itself. ;)
      I hope you’ll have a fabulous weekend!
      xoxo from Germany,

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    Sonntag, der 24. Februar 2013 at 20:03

    I made a pair for my sister-in-law, who is expecting a baby girl in May. Thanks so much for sharing this. I found you through pinterest and was then able to get to the original tutorial. I am so happy with my results. Check them out:

    P.S. I am living in Germany as well!

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    Dienstag, der 31. Dezember 2013 at 16:40

    where would you put the elastic?

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Donnerstag, der 2. Januar 2014 at 20:31

      Hey Kathy,
      I would put the elastic across the opening, on the inside. That way the foot would be more secure in the little shoe.
      I hope this helps.
      Happy New Year from Germany,

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