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Free Patterns

Materials Needed:
Scrap of fabric
Matching Thread
2 - 4" pieces of 1/8" elastic
Free Footie Pattern


Step 1:

Print out the free pattern.  (Straight edge of Back Heel piece should measure about 6 3/8" across.)

If you are using an non-raveling fabric such as micro-fleece, cut 4 Uppers, 2 Soles, and 2 Back Heel pieces.

* If you are using a fabric that will unravel, such as a woven, cut 4 Uppers, 2 or 4 Soles, and 4 Back Heel pieces.

Step 2:

Turn under the straight edge of the Back Heel piece and stitch to form a 1/4" casing.  Using a tiny safety pin or bodkin, thread the elastic through the casing.  Stitch across the ends to secure them.

Trim off excess corners.

* For wovens, place two Back Heel pieces right sides together.  Stitch a 1/4" seam across the straight edge.  Turn so that the right sides are out.  Top stitch 1/4" from the straight edge to form a casing.  Thread the elastic through the casing, secure the ends.

Step 3:

Pin the Back Heel piece to one Upper, right sides together, elasticized edges toward the center.  Place the second Upper piece on top of the Back Heel piece, right side down.

Step 4:

Stitch across the straight edge (1/4" seam allowance).  Turn to the right sides.

Step 5:

Mark the center front and back on the Upper and the Sole pieces.  Place right sides together, matching center markings.  Pin.

Step 6:

Stitch all around the edge with a zigzag stitch.  Let the right side of the zigzag go off the edge to give a slight rolled hem effect.  This makes a minimal seam allowance that will be more comfortable for the baby and also a cleaner edge.

Turn the footies to the right side.


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Last updated March 16, 2004