Wayfarer Shoes - Baby + Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Wayfarer Shoes - Baby + Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$10.00 USD
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These reversible shoes are a sweet afternoon project for growing feet, from babies' delicious little toes through to older kids active feet.

The pattern requires very little fabric—choose cosy wool for winter or lightweight linens for summer—making it a perfect upcyling project or scrap buster.

A perfect pattern for Waldorf Indoor Shoes.

Skill level:  Beginner - adventurous beginner

  • Extensive size range 
  • Fully lined, no exposed seams
  • Fantastic scrap buster

 

Twig and Tale Shoe Pattern Illustration  

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to fine, soft sweaters, hand embroidered napkins, gently-used vintage sheets, and leather/corduroy garments for inspiration. 

Don't be afraid to embellish a little! Explore our beginner-friendly Embroidery Pattern Collections.

wayfarer waldorf indoor shoes sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Sizing + Supplies

Baby Sizes
Size 1  - 0-3 months
Size 2  - 3-6 months
Size 3  - 6-9 months
Size 4  - 9-12 months
Size 5  - 12-18+ months

Child Sizes
Size 6-13
Youth sizes 1-4

There is also a FAMILY bundle including the baby, child and adult sizes.
The adult sizes continue on from where the child sizes finish.

View printable size chart + materials list

Bonus Resources 

Introducing the Wayfarer Shoes for Adults
How to adjust for wide feet or a high instep

Printing Info + FAQ

This is a print-at-home PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

  1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
  2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file  (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.   Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. 

View pattern FAQs 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 141 reviews
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Carol-Anne (Canberra, AU)
Another great pattern

I made the adult slippers/shoes first (the pink ones)- the slight gathering at the toes was a little tricky - but the instructions were very clear. Use the ones in the PDF rather than the summary page until you now what you are doing. I bought puffer paint as suggested by some FB contributors and put it on the soles to make them non-slip, which worked well. Sizing was good - follow the directions when you measure your feet. I have just finished a toddler’s pair but my grandson hasn’t had a chance to try them on - made with odd scraps of material! I think they were a little simpler to make as they didn’t have the gathers. Looking forward to making some more in warmer material.

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Ilze (Hillegom, NL)
Quick, easy, perfect

Really quick project (1 evening, even for a beginner, which I am). The result is stunning. The wayfarers make the perfect gift for a baby or child.

M
Mette Wethje Skjødt (Taastrup, DK)
Perfect for embroidery!

I made folklore-ish embroidery on feltet wool inspired by Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin. Also cut the outer soles from leather, which I cannot recommend enough- makes the shoes endlessly more durable…

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Gigi (Vineyard Haven, US)
Wayfarer shoes

I made 3 pairs of baby slippers. I was addicted after the first pair. Because I bought the bundle I was able to make my husband a pair size 9.5. I made them all with left over sewing scraps mostly flannel and knit. I put no slip soles on my husband’s. Next I will make a pair for myself and more for the grandchildren. What is nice is as they grow the pattern allows for bigger sizes from infant to child to adult. I love them so much! Thank you Twig and Tail I am so glad I found you. I learned to embroider from your site and in the spring I will make hats from your free hat pattern. ♥️

M
Marianne Bellew (Canberra, AU)
Wayfarer shoes

Great pattern, easy to follow instructions and tutorial, quick sew as well as great way to use up scraps.

M
Marilyn H (Melbourne, AU)
Lovely little pattern

I really enjoyed sewing up these slippers. They are so cute. I did find I had to size up 2 sizes from the foot guide to get a roomy fit. I will try adding a rubber sole onto the next ones for longevity.

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Katie Hamilton (Auckland, NZ)
Wayfarers are addictive!

Warning, once you’ve started making these you won’t want to stop! 😁
They are such a lovely pattern, simple to sew in an hour and totally comfy to wear around the house.
I recommend you make one for every member of the family and more!

H
Holly Reid (Melbourne, AU)
Fun for little feet

I enjoyed the video tutorials for this pattern and persevered even though I knew the shoes were too small as I progressed. My advice is to cut at least 2 sizes bigger than the foot as you need that for the seam allowances. I modified the top on the bigger pair to look more ballet-shoe like. Fun!

P
Pamela Fletcher (Hatfield, AU)
Baby shoes

Just loved making these for my new grandson who is due in November

S
Sunhee Min (Perth, AU)
Cute cute cute 🥰

The pattern is easy to follow. I really enjoyed making them.

Customer Reviews

Based on 141 reviews
96%
(136)
2%
(3)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Carol-Anne (Canberra, AU)
Another great pattern

I made the adult slippers/shoes first (the pink ones)- the slight gathering at the toes was a little tricky - but the instructions were very clear. Use the ones in the PDF rather than the summary page until you now what you are doing. I bought puffer paint as suggested by some FB contributors and put it on the soles to make them non-slip, which worked well. Sizing was good - follow the directions when you measure your feet. I have just finished a toddler’s pair but my grandson hasn’t had a chance to try them on - made with odd scraps of material! I think they were a little simpler to make as they didn’t have the gathers. Looking forward to making some more in warmer material.

I
Ilze (Hillegom, NL)
Quick, easy, perfect

Really quick project (1 evening, even for a beginner, which I am). The result is stunning. The wayfarers make the perfect gift for a baby or child.

M
Mette Wethje Skjødt (Taastrup, DK)
Perfect for embroidery!

I made folklore-ish embroidery on feltet wool inspired by Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin. Also cut the outer soles from leather, which I cannot recommend enough- makes the shoes endlessly more durable…

G
Gigi (Vineyard Haven, US)
Wayfarer shoes

I made 3 pairs of baby slippers. I was addicted after the first pair. Because I bought the bundle I was able to make my husband a pair size 9.5. I made them all with left over sewing scraps mostly flannel and knit. I put no slip soles on my husband’s. Next I will make a pair for myself and more for the grandchildren. What is nice is as they grow the pattern allows for bigger sizes from infant to child to adult. I love them so much! Thank you Twig and Tail I am so glad I found you. I learned to embroider from your site and in the spring I will make hats from your free hat pattern. ♥️

M
Marianne Bellew (Canberra, AU)
Wayfarer shoes

Great pattern, easy to follow instructions and tutorial, quick sew as well as great way to use up scraps.

M
Marilyn H (Melbourne, AU)
Lovely little pattern

I really enjoyed sewing up these slippers. They are so cute. I did find I had to size up 2 sizes from the foot guide to get a roomy fit. I will try adding a rubber sole onto the next ones for longevity.

K
Katie Hamilton (Auckland, NZ)
Wayfarers are addictive!

Warning, once you’ve started making these you won’t want to stop! 😁
They are such a lovely pattern, simple to sew in an hour and totally comfy to wear around the house.
I recommend you make one for every member of the family and more!

H
Holly Reid (Melbourne, AU)
Fun for little feet

I enjoyed the video tutorials for this pattern and persevered even though I knew the shoes were too small as I progressed. My advice is to cut at least 2 sizes bigger than the foot as you need that for the seam allowances. I modified the top on the bigger pair to look more ballet-shoe like. Fun!

P
Pamela Fletcher (Hatfield, AU)
Baby shoes

Just loved making these for my new grandson who is due in November

S
Sunhee Min (Perth, AU)
Cute cute cute 🥰

The pattern is easy to follow. I really enjoyed making them.