Tie Back Boots - BUNDLE

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)
PDF Pattern features
  • Leather/suede can be used for the sole
  • Fully lined - no scratchy exposed seams here!
  • External elastic - simply re-tie as they grow
  • BONUS pattern piece for a longer boot which you can turn over into a cuff 

An adventurous beginner sewer will be able to complete these with ease.


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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, woolen skirts or trousers and gently-used leather/corduroy garments for inspiration. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Tie back boots

I'm loving this pattern, I'm making them with upcycle cashmere sweaters and flannel lining

The best!

My Aunty had made a pair years ago for my first kid and they're still going strong. Finally bought the pattern myself and they're so easy. The smallest size is a little tricky but not too hard once you make a few.

Tie Back Boots

These patterns are such a confidence builder for those who sew. Easy to understand visual instructions make it a wonderful experience to create handmade items.

Love the tie back boots

Easy to make, good instructions!

Quick Sew

Love these! Literally took minutes to make three pair!

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Boot Size Guide 

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


Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  I like to use wool cut from recycled felted sweaters (one which has shrunk after going through a hot wash for example) or soft woolen blankets.   If the sweater is not felted, you may find the wool stretches as you sew it, which makes it tricky -  especially when sewing it onto the sole.  Felted sweaters can be thick, so you may need to go up a size.  Instructions on how to felt sweaters are below.

You could also use a wool fabric, wool blends, denim, cord or other fabric with reasonable structure.  A softer fabric such as fleece will create a more slouchy boot.  

Lining: Cotton, linen, flannel or other breathable fabric.  
Insoles:  Wool from a 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

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 1/4 yard (or metre) of fabric for both the exterior and the lining. 


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 it 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 the hottest setting.