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 148 reviews
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Andrea (Palm Bay, US)
So cute!

These little shoes are so cute! This was only my 5th sewing project ever and it was very clear and simple to follow! My son loves his!

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VM (Florence, US)
Quick Sew!

I sewed these in a size 5 for my toddler daughter, and it was a very simple sew! I used cotton fabric for all but the sole, which I made of leather. The shoes do fall off her feet more easily than the brand name crib shoes that she wears, so I think next time I will have to tweak the elastic length or maybe the placement of the heel with respect to the toe piece. I have not yet tried these in any larger sizes, so I don't know how that particular aspect of the pattern works in the larger sizes.

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Amy S (Fawkner, AU)
Great pattern!

I made the kids slippers for my son. They were great for using up scrappy pieces of fabric. Fit was perfect and instructions were clear. I sewed leather soles for the first time, switching to a leather needle and lengthening the stitch for that section. They turned out so well and my son was very pleased he could choose his own fabrics and colours, right in time for “slipper day” at school! I’m looking forward to stealing time to make a pair for myself!

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Shannon Frasa (Sydney, AU)
Children’s wayfarer shoes - fantastic pattern!

Another fantastic pattern from Twig + Tale. The instructions are so clear and easy to follow, with the pictures and videos to go along with it. I thought these tiny shoes would be really fiddly but the steps were very clear. Absolutely love the extra info in all the T+T patterns with up-cycling inspiration, links to the Facebook group and more. Can’t wait for my next Twig + Tale purchase!

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Angie Perry (Wellington, NZ)
Wayfarer shoes

This is a great pattern! Really easy to follow with clear instructions. A pleasure to sew these shoes and a great way to use up scrap fabric.

Y
Yvonne Claridge (Stratford-upon-Avon, GB)
Wayfarer Shoes

Absolutely love this pattern - easily followed instructions and the more you make the easier they are !

B
Betsy Hosegood (Barnstaple, GB)
I'm a fairy at last!

I love this pattern, though I made a few decisions that maybe weren't for the best, which I hope I can help others avoid. Although my slippers are great and I do love them, I decided not only to quilt my outer wool fabric with cotton/wool wadding for extra warmth, but I also chose a thick felt for the outer soles. Unsurprisingly this created thick seams around the sole which I just couldn't grade down to the extent I would have wished. Next time I will choose thinner fabric for the soles... They are warm though. Also I should say that as a child I wanted to be a fairy. Finally I have my fairy slippers!
Regarding the fitting, I hadn't realized until starting on the pattern that I have two kippers for feet! Although narrow at the toe end, they turn out to be wide at the heel end. And I seem to have flat feet as well! Luckily there are great instructions in this pattern on how to make fitting adaptations and the slippers fit perfectly.

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…

Customer Reviews

Based on 148 reviews
97%
(143)
2%
(3)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Andrea (Palm Bay, US)
So cute!

These little shoes are so cute! This was only my 5th sewing project ever and it was very clear and simple to follow! My son loves his!

V
VM (Florence, US)
Quick Sew!

I sewed these in a size 5 for my toddler daughter, and it was a very simple sew! I used cotton fabric for all but the sole, which I made of leather. The shoes do fall off her feet more easily than the brand name crib shoes that she wears, so I think next time I will have to tweak the elastic length or maybe the placement of the heel with respect to the toe piece. I have not yet tried these in any larger sizes, so I don't know how that particular aspect of the pattern works in the larger sizes.

A
Amy S (Fawkner, AU)
Great pattern!

I made the kids slippers for my son. They were great for using up scrappy pieces of fabric. Fit was perfect and instructions were clear. I sewed leather soles for the first time, switching to a leather needle and lengthening the stitch for that section. They turned out so well and my son was very pleased he could choose his own fabrics and colours, right in time for “slipper day” at school! I’m looking forward to stealing time to make a pair for myself!

S
Shannon Frasa (Sydney, AU)
Children’s wayfarer shoes - fantastic pattern!

Another fantastic pattern from Twig + Tale. The instructions are so clear and easy to follow, with the pictures and videos to go along with it. I thought these tiny shoes would be really fiddly but the steps were very clear. Absolutely love the extra info in all the T+T patterns with up-cycling inspiration, links to the Facebook group and more. Can’t wait for my next Twig + Tale purchase!

A
Angie Perry (Wellington, NZ)
Wayfarer shoes

This is a great pattern! Really easy to follow with clear instructions. A pleasure to sew these shoes and a great way to use up scrap fabric.

Y
Yvonne Claridge (Stratford-upon-Avon, GB)
Wayfarer Shoes

Absolutely love this pattern - easily followed instructions and the more you make the easier they are !

B
Betsy Hosegood (Barnstaple, GB)
I'm a fairy at last!

I love this pattern, though I made a few decisions that maybe weren't for the best, which I hope I can help others avoid. Although my slippers are great and I do love them, I decided not only to quilt my outer wool fabric with cotton/wool wadding for extra warmth, but I also chose a thick felt for the outer soles. Unsurprisingly this created thick seams around the sole which I just couldn't grade down to the extent I would have wished. Next time I will choose thinner fabric for the soles... They are warm though. Also I should say that as a child I wanted to be a fairy. Finally I have my fairy slippers!
Regarding the fitting, I hadn't realized until starting on the pattern that I have two kippers for feet! Although narrow at the toe end, they turn out to be wide at the heel end. And I seem to have flat feet as well! Luckily there are great instructions in this pattern on how to make fitting adaptations and the slippers fit perfectly.

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…