Tie Back Boots - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Tie Back Boots - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$15.00 USD
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Sew some cosy slipper boots to keep feet snug and warm this winter.  These simple-to-sew yet impressive boots are bound to delight!  The fully lined, wide toe box design ensures comfort with no scratchy seams exposed.   Soles can be made from leather/suede.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner

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Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Sizing + Supplies

The adult sized Tie Back Boots continue on from where the child sizes finish, and include the following sizes:

Women's sizes: 5 - 12
Men's sizes:  8.5 - 15

There is also a family bundle of all sizes here.

View size chart + materials list

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to accidentally shrunken sweaters, woollen skirts or trousers and gently-used leather/corduroy garments for inspiration. 

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Tie Back Boots Sewing pattern for beginner shoemakers by Twig + Tale - Adult sizes

  • Fully lined with no scratchy exposed seams
  • Leather/suede can be used for soles
  • External or Internal elastic
  • BONUS pattern piece for a longer boot which you can also turn over into a cuff
  • Regular and fuller calf pattern pieces included

 

Bonus Resources 

How to adjust for wide feet or a high instep

Printing Info + FAQ

This is a print-at-home PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

  1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
  2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file  (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.   Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. 

View pattern FAQs 

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The pattern instructions include videos for every step

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Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
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Jo Piper (Sydney, AU)
Boot scooting pattern

Hit the sewing machine running today. I love a quick sew and easy instructions. This pattern gives you perfection every time. Exterior fabric used was a old woollen blanket. Then added some appliqué and hand embroidery for a pop of colour. The soles were from an old suede jacket purchased from Istanbul in 2010. I love repurposing fabrics from my wardrobe, no waste. The lining had a lovely cute print with bunnies and hedgehogs(see photos) Inter soles - I used some soft minky fabric for a soft walk. I just need to finish off with some cording around the ankles, then hey presto complete.

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Sylvie Breton (Qualicum Beach, CA)
I just love making these

So beautiful to make and everyone loves them.

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Abigail R. (Cheyenne, US)
Super cute, super useful

Had a great time with this pattern to make some easy on and off boots for my toddler. Easy peasy. Changed some seaming methods to work better with my extra thick felted sweater wool. Slow going as I hand stitched it all
Didn'tt bother with top stitching, so the lining shows at the top. Which I kind of like.
Excited to make his size 6 boots. If I start them now, I might have them done in a timely fashion

C
C. (Port Angeles, US)
Warm and cosy boots

I made the tie-back boots and aviator hat, using a pair of old work pants for the outside and sherpa for the lining for my 9 month-old. They do a great job of keeping head and feet warm and dry! Looking forward to making more of these as she grows.

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Petra Ferket (Lelystad, NL)
Big love

Patterns of t+t are amazing! Easy to follow thanks to all the pics and instruction videos. The boots are my preschooler favorites! Made from a scrap of wool blanket, muslin inside and up cycled leather bag for sole.

A
Anita (Salisbury, GB)
Cute pattern

I've made this 3 times so far as xmas prezzies. Two pairs for small kids and one pair for my husband. I tried all three different turning methods and I think the adult version of turning through the sole is the best. The smaller kids versions are fiddly but worth it :) I'll definitely be making some for myself soon.

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Heather Hall (Brentwood, GB)
Fun project for Xmas Eve

I have been collecting off cuts and an old fleece hoody to use as appropriate fabrics for a while.
The pattern of 3 small pieces was easy to print and cut out. The instructions are very clear. I’m ready to go.

L
Lee Gilbert (Dolno Dryanovo, BG)
zipped rather than tied.

I needed some warm winter books, so took the tie back pattern and cut it out in sheepskin salvaged from a coat liner. Only one layer so easy to do. I have wide shins so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to pull them on, so I left most of the back seam open and put in a zip with a fabric zip guard, but in fact they would have been just fine without it, (and much easier, as the sheepskin grips well over the ankle. I have glued on a rubber sole, waxed the exterior well and they are so far standing up to damp well. I used the soles from the Wayfarer pattern as I was a bit concerned about the lack of left and right feet, and then gathered the toe piece asymmetrically and it worked very well. This is the first shoe (boot) I have made with an external join of sole and top, and I am happy with them.

Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
99%
(74)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jo Piper (Sydney, AU)
Boot scooting pattern

Hit the sewing machine running today. I love a quick sew and easy instructions. This pattern gives you perfection every time. Exterior fabric used was a old woollen blanket. Then added some appliqué and hand embroidery for a pop of colour. The soles were from an old suede jacket purchased from Istanbul in 2010. I love repurposing fabrics from my wardrobe, no waste. The lining had a lovely cute print with bunnies and hedgehogs(see photos) Inter soles - I used some soft minky fabric for a soft walk. I just need to finish off with some cording around the ankles, then hey presto complete.

S
Sylvie Breton (Qualicum Beach, CA)
I just love making these

So beautiful to make and everyone loves them.

A
Abigail R. (Cheyenne, US)
Super cute, super useful

Had a great time with this pattern to make some easy on and off boots for my toddler. Easy peasy. Changed some seaming methods to work better with my extra thick felted sweater wool. Slow going as I hand stitched it all
Didn'tt bother with top stitching, so the lining shows at the top. Which I kind of like.
Excited to make his size 6 boots. If I start them now, I might have them done in a timely fashion

C
C. (Port Angeles, US)
Warm and cosy boots

I made the tie-back boots and aviator hat, using a pair of old work pants for the outside and sherpa for the lining for my 9 month-old. They do a great job of keeping head and feet warm and dry! Looking forward to making more of these as she grows.

P
Petra Ferket (Lelystad, NL)
Big love

Patterns of t+t are amazing! Easy to follow thanks to all the pics and instruction videos. The boots are my preschooler favorites! Made from a scrap of wool blanket, muslin inside and up cycled leather bag for sole.

A
Anita (Salisbury, GB)
Cute pattern

I've made this 3 times so far as xmas prezzies. Two pairs for small kids and one pair for my husband. I tried all three different turning methods and I think the adult version of turning through the sole is the best. The smaller kids versions are fiddly but worth it :) I'll definitely be making some for myself soon.

H
Heather Hall (Brentwood, GB)
Fun project for Xmas Eve

I have been collecting off cuts and an old fleece hoody to use as appropriate fabrics for a while.
The pattern of 3 small pieces was easy to print and cut out. The instructions are very clear. I’m ready to go.

L
Lee Gilbert (Dolno Dryanovo, BG)
zipped rather than tied.

I needed some warm winter books, so took the tie back pattern and cut it out in sheepskin salvaged from a coat liner. Only one layer so easy to do. I have wide shins so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to pull them on, so I left most of the back seam open and put in a zip with a fabric zip guard, but in fact they would have been just fine without it, (and much easier, as the sheepskin grips well over the ankle. I have glued on a rubber sole, waxed the exterior well and they are so far standing up to damp well. I used the soles from the Wayfarer pattern as I was a bit concerned about the lack of left and right feet, and then gathered the toe piece asymmetrically and it worked very well. This is the first shoe (boot) I have made with an external join of sole and top, and I am happy with them.