I love soft-soled baby shoes. But I'm not willing to spend $40 or so on Robeez brand shoes, cute as they are. So I found a free pattern online at Tacky Living, grabbed some faux suede and denim (the same I've used in decorating Zoodle's nursery), and got to work.
(I love me some chubby baby ankles!)
I used faux suede for the body of the shoe and denim for the bottom. I'm hoping the texture of the denim will keep it from becoming too slippery.
While this project was fun, it took quite awhile. I finished it and thought, "There's no way I'm doing this again." It's easy to find leather, soft-soled baby shoes that aren't name brand for under $20 on Etsy or Ebay.
Of course, I've seen some pictures of corduroy ones that are just adorable. It wouldn't be that hard to make another pair...or two.