DIY Princess shoes Tutorial

Emma has been asking for princess shoes for a very long time, so I decided to make her some.

DIY Princess Shoes Tutorial

MATERIALS:

  • plastic canvas
  • felt
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • thread

Here are the pieces (minus the decorative flower). I just traced her foot to make the pattern for the soles, and then stretched fabric over the top of her foot to figure out size/shape for that piece.

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I stitched everything together by hand using a blanket stitch. Here are the finished shoes:

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And again on Emma’s feet:

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If I were to make these again, I would make the top panel fit more snugly, and I would probably stitch two layers of felt together for the top panel to make it more durable. A closed-toe version is another option, but Emma definitely had open-toe shoes in mind when she was talking about princess shoes, so that’s what we made!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

4 thoughts on “DIY Princess shoes Tutorial”

  1. That’s a great idea! My 3 girls would love this. Ooh, and we have a birthday coming up next month. Thank you!

  2. You are amazing, MaryAnne. I will definitely keep this in mind for when Rachel gets old enough to want princess shoes. Since we call her Princess all the time her time will come. :) And I can’t wait!

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