Five Little Booties

On the 5th July we’re making Baby Booties, I’ll post a link to the pattern and some instructions soon for those who can’t make the class.

In the meantime…

Five Little Booties.

1. Heather Bailey Designs

Heather Bailey’s Bitty Booties is a free downloadable pattern for little fabric baby booties in two sizes. A lovely simple pattern with lots of scope for imagination. If you google Bitty Booties you’ll be inundated by photos of people who have used this pattern to create wonderful works of art for tiny feet.


Click to access BittyBooties.pdf



You can find more interesting things by Heather at


2. 3 Button Boots by I think Sew

I just love these little booties, they remind me of Victorian girls and look fabulous in Tweedy cloth.



The pattern can be found here

The booties look good in other fabrics but I just want to hug the tweed ones for some reason.


3. Cosy suede booties by A little sugar n spice

This pattern was found on etsy and is a loveable pair of snuggly cosy booties.



Could you just imagine your little toes warming up in a pair of these (sadly they only fit little people)

Find the pattern and shop here where you can also buy the material to make the booties.


4. Crochet Ballerina Booties by Two Girls Patterns

Another Etsy find at

I love crochet booties and see many lovely patterns on Ravelry, but these booties just caught my eye.



Maybe it’s the luxurious satin ribbon, the little crochet flower or the tiny crystal bead in the centre of the flower. Then again, I love purple and lavender.

Whatever caught my eye, I have to admit these are the nicest ballerina slippers I’ve seen. The Etsy shop has to be visited because looking at the shop there are many more lovely patterns on there.


5. Vintage Little Clogs by ?

This pair of booties are from my glass cabinet (I don’t just have dolls in there!). They belonged to my mum when she was a little girl, she won’t mind me saying this (it will give her age away) they’re over 80 years old.



They were handmade  just for her feet by a traditional clog maker, making each pair of clogs unique. Imagine having to learn to walk in a pair of these. They are a lovely pair of clogs, and there is nothing like having a pair of traditional clogs made, but I am glad of my Crocs.


Hope you like my list, If you’re near Leeds on the 5th come along to the Baby Bootie class and make a pair of booties. £6 per person (parent and child deal £9) It starts at 10.30am till 12.30pm at Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds.

Contact me for more information or  turn up, it’ll be great to see you.



Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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