July 3, 2013

I have been seeing all kinds of baby moccasins around and just had to have some for my little guy.  Unfortunately most of them were out of my price range so I was hoping to make some up instead.  I was so excited when I found this pattern from Peek-a-boo Patterns for the lil’ Papoose Moccasins.  Luckily I already had a bunch of leather in my stash from a bookbinding class that I took in college so it didn’t cost me much the make them at all.

Pattern:  Lil’ Papoose Moccasins by Peek-a-Boo Patterns

Materials Used: Some leather that I already had in my stash.  The thinner is some pig skin and the thicker is some cow hide.

Sizing: My son is almost 4 months.  I made the 3-6 month first and they were too big.  The 0-3 month fit perfectly, although the leather I was using was really thin so that might be why.

Changes Made: I sewed a little x on top of the middle tab to secure the elastic.

The Good:  Loving these.  I have already made 4 pairs and will probably make more for gifts or when he gets bigger.  I just need to thrift some old leather jackets or something for the leather.

The Bad:  Really nothing.  Love this little pattern.

Conclusion:  Very hip pattern and a great idea for baby gifts.  Loved making these up and plan on making many more.

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  • Reply Kestrel July 3, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    These are so cute! A great use for thrifted leather items too.

    • Reply Kelli Ward July 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      yes thrifted leather for sure. In fact the red ones are made from a thrifted suede shirt.

  • Reply gingermakes July 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Absolutely adorable!

  • Reply Mela R. July 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Oh my goodness! They are super cute.

    I’ve been wanting a pair of moccasins for my son for ages. I have some leather bits in my stash that need some using.

    • Reply Kelli Ward July 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      make these up. they will look so cute on him.

  • Reply Rachel July 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Holy moly, these are extremely cute Kelli!

  • Reply Sew Brunswick July 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Beyond cute!!

  • Reply grainline July 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for this post so I can copy you! These turned out so insanely cute. Have you seen this pattern for little faux toms? I’m probably going to be making some of those too…

    • Reply Kelli Ward July 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      yes, I really want to make these too. so cute.

  • Reply Whitney Hardie July 4, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Kelli, I want to have another baby just so you can make these for me!

  • Reply Jessica July 4, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    I love these! But, for a beginner-intermediate sewer like me (remember how you had to do most parts of the pencil skirt you helped me make? :)), is this doable? I’m expecting another little girl and would love to sew up a pair of these for her.

    • Reply Kelli Ward July 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      Jessica, for sure you could handle these. i would say just make sure that your leather isn’t too thick. Start with the thinner leathers like suede and pig skin. They are much easier to handle. Also, make sure that you have something like a bodkin to thread the elastic or you will be sad. Just plan on making a couple pairs before they are perfect.

  • Reply Jill July 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Oh goodness, there is nothing cuter than wee baby shoes. Except wee babies! These are adorable, looking up this pattern now!

  • Reply liza jane July 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Cuuuute! My baby needs a pair of these!

  • Reply dixie July 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    ahh! don’t show me cute things like this. you’re giving me the baby fever!!

  • Reply Jen Bennion July 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Kelli these looks amazing. The grayish pig skinned pair are my favorite. I have had a couple of “bad bootie making” experiences and I vowed never to make some again but i may have to give these a go sometime if i’m feeling brave 🙂

  • Reply velosewer July 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    These are so amazing and cute.

  • Reply Anonymous December 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Did you hand sew these? What tools did you use? Please help me

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