Flower Boots

Size Chart + Materials List

Sew these delightfully happy boots to keep little feet snug and warm this winter.  These simple -to-sew yet impressive boots are carefully designed to be both practical and adorable, like a big hug for little feet!

Sizes:  Baby 1-5, Child 6-13, Youth 1-4  
            (17 sizes from newborn to approx age 9)

 

Pattern features
  • Gentle elastic secretly enclosed between the layers so they stay on well.
  • Leather/suede can be used for the sole
  • Fully lined - no scratchy exposed seams here!
An adventurous beginner sewer will be able to complete these with ease.

 

 Flower Boots by Twig and Tale

 

View printable shoe size chart | View sizes + materials list | View pattern FAQs  

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to accidentally shrunken sweaters, blankets and woolen skirts or trousers garments for inspiration. 

Cover image - Viki Kube



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S.
Flower boots

Clear instructions, easy to choose size and much easier to sew than I was expecting. Plus the 3yo recipient loves them too. I'll definitely be making more.

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S.M.
Gorgeous pattern!

Excellent! Well written and easy to follow instructions, Would certainly recommend!

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S.d.
Spot on

I bought this pattern as I love the tie back boots but sometimes get requests to make the elastic invisible. As I'm not comfortable on getting that right myself I love that I don't have to worry about that with Twig Tale patterns, it's just always spot on. Instructions fantastic as always.

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P.M.
Love these boots.

Brilliant instructions as usual, and since the pattern was updated its even better! They come out beautifully even for a beginner, and we've had loads of compliments -although I've yet to do the flower!

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A.D.
Flower Boots

I have yet to make these cute Flower Boots but everything about BigLittle Patterns has my interest. Beautiful photo instructions. Easy to understand and nice pricing for such a sweet pattern. Thank you Lisa and I am happy I found you. I look forward to making many items from your patterns for my business and for all my family.

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Flower Boots Size Chart + Materials List

Boot Size Guide 

Click here for the printable Twig + Tale Boot Size Chart for measuring your child's foot.

 

Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  Wool fabric, wool blends, denim, cord or other fabric with reasonable structure.  If you use a softer fabric such as fleece, it will create a more slouchy boot. I also like to use wool cut from upcycled felted sweaters (one which has shrunk after going through a hot wash, for example) or soft woolen blankets.   Felted sweaters can be thick, so you may need to go up a size.  Instructions on how to felt a sweater are below.

Lining: Cotton, linen, flannel or other breathable fabric. 

Insoles:  Wool from felted woolen sweater or blanket.

Soles: Leather or suede - I use an old skirt or jacket from the thrift store.  You could use corduroy or denim for non-walkers. 

 

Fabric yardage requirements

Boots: One sweater is generally enough to make a pair of boots in the baby or child sizes.   You may need to mix and match two sweaters if making the youth sizes.  If purchasing fabric, you will need a quarter yard/metre of fabric for both the exterior and the lining. 

Flowers:  Scraps!  You can use two or three different tones to give a slightly graduated color to your flower if you wish.  I like to use the deepest color for the inner and the lightest for the large petals.

 

Other supplies & notions

How to felt a sweater

To start with, you need to source a sweater made from natural animal fibres, such as wool, mohair, cashmere, angora, or merino wool.  Check that the percentage of natural fibres is at least 80% -  otherwise the sweater will not felt.  “Superwash” or "machine-washable wool" will not felt.

Wash your sweater on a HOT wash using a regular laundry powder.  You do not want to use a gentle wool cycle or wool detergent, as they are designed NOT to felt your wool!  You may need to put it through a hot wash twice.  If you have a dryer, that will also help felt your sweater.  Use it on the hottest setting.