$12.00 USDSize Chart + Materials List
Snarl. Roar. Meow. Neigh. There's a little bit of a wild spirit in all of us!
Children love to wear these super fun slippers - and what's more - they stay-on the most active feet! Indulge their imagination with over 13 animals to choose from. Perfect for Waldorf indoor shoes.
Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to wool blankets, shrunken sweaters, suiting weight wool skirts or trousers and leather/corduroy garments for inspiration.
So many options! I can't wait to sew up all the animals
I made the kitty boots for my 4 year old. I found the instructions fairly straight forward, though I got a bit stuck with the sole and not understanding which sides to place together. I just asked in the Facebook group for clarification and got that pretty instantly. My daughter loves her kitty boots!
Easy pattern to follow. Instructions are clear.
clear instructions and easy to assemble pattern pieces. I wish i was better at embroidery to do these cuties justice!!
I love these little slippers. I made some ladybirds for a 5yr old gift, and her face was a picture of delight when she saw them! They are comfy and easy to put on and off. Great directions (it was my first attempt at footwear). I love how you can use up all sorts of cosy scraps, and upcycle! I'm already planning the next ones. Thanks for a great pattern
Click here for the printable Twig + Tale Boot Size Chart for measuring your child's foot.
Exterior: This pattern is suitable for most medium weight woven fabrics. Soft wool blends (my favourite), denim, cord and other fabrics with reasonable structure will work well. Softer fabrics such as fleece will create a slouchier boot.
You can use recycled felted sweaters, which do make a lovely cosy boot - although you may need to go up a size or two to accommodate the thicker fabric. Instructions on how to felt a sweater are at the bottom this page.
Lining: Light weight cotton, flannel or other soft breathable fabric.
Insoles: Wool from felted woolen sweater or blanket.
Soles: Suede, leather, corduroy, denim, or similar sturdy fabric. For sizes intended for a walking baby/toddler, please be aware that fabric soles can be slippery, so applying a non-slip treatment is recommended.
Ears/Antennae/Horns: Non-fray fabric such as felt, fleece, suede or leather.
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" wools will not felt.
Wash your sweater on a hot wash using a regular laundry powder. Do not 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.