Remember my needlework carrots? One of them is embroidered baby booties. I started them, and this is what I’ve done so far. Some parts I’m happy about. Some, I’m not.
First off, I decided to use flannel. I had some scraps of pink flannel, and some scraps of a periwinkle-ish-purple with white polka dots. I decided that the polka dots would be the inside lining, and the polka dot sole would be on the outside, for the fun of the contrast.
You can see the turn-down there on the cuff. I used mistyfuse to fuse both pieces of flannel together, and it worked really well. Still, they may be a bit stiff. I don’t know yet!
I started with a lot of colors – but I narrowed it down to predominantly white and purple and green, with yellow French knots.
I’m not drawing out any pattern – I’m just going to randomly cover the whole thing with white and purple flowers (mostly white, with a few purple and little tiny purple accents). I’ll be throwing in a few little green specks for leaves.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the right color of purple, and that’s kind of bugging me. I went through every kind of thread in my stash (every kind) to find a matching color… but nary a match.
So I went ahead with the purple I had. And. I. Don’t. Like. It.
But – I keep telling myself it’s just a sample… it’s just a test! Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to get back to them for about 5 days now – and I have a nagging suspicion it’s because I don’t like the purple. I keep telling myself it’s because I haven’t had a chance, but deeeeeep down, I think I would have made a chance if I liked the purple!
I’m going to machine-sew the soles on, then stitch over the seam. I’ll let you know how the finish goes on this!
So there’s another carrot underway! Anyone ever make baby booties? How ’bout sharing some ideas or advice?
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