$10.00 USDSize 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)
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
Pattern beautiful and easy to follow, boots are drop dead gorgeous and so many possibilities of fabric love love love it x
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.
Excellent! Well written and easy to follow instructions, Would certainly recommend!
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.
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!
Click here for the printable Twig + Tale Boot Size Chart for measuring your child's foot.
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.
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.
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.