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.  With wool outers and soft lining they feel just like a big hug for little feet!

Pattern features
  • Extensive size range  0-3 months - approximately 9 years (choose your bundle)
  • Leather/suede sole for durability and low-slip on wooden floors
  • Gentle elastic secretly enclosed between the layers so they stay on well.
  • Fully lined - no scratchy exposed seams here!
  • Beautifully comfortable wool insoles to keep little feet warm and cosy

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

 

 

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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. 

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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.