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How to Make Barefoot Sandals for Babies

how to make barefoot sandals

How To Make Barefoot Sandals

I knew having a baby girl would be fun to craft for, but I had no idea it would be THIS MUCH FUN!! Seriously, I’m kind of going nuts over here! Desi is 8 weeks old already has oodles of headbands and tons of adorable flower barefoot sandals. After I posted this picture on Instagram, I’ve had several requests for a tutorial on How to Make Barefoot Sandals. I promise, they are super easy and turn out so stinkin’ cute! Plus they make great baby shower gifts too!

  • 5/8″ fold over elastic
  • 2.5″ chiffon flowers {2/pair}
  • felt
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Size Guide for Elastic*

  • Newborn 2.5″
  • 0-3 Months 3″
  • 3-6 Months 3.5″
  • 6-12 Months 4″

*These are estimates only. All babies grow at different rates, so use your best judgement.*

Baby Barefoot Sandals Tutorial

shabby flowers

1. Trim off the excess tulle from each of the chiffon flowers.

2. Cut 4 pieces of elastic for each pair of barefoot sandals you are making. Use the Size Guide above as a reference.

baby barefoot sandals tutorial

3. Take one piece of elastic and hot glue it across the center of the back of one flower as shown.

baby flower sandals

4. Take a second piece of elastic and hot glue it so that it loops around on one side of the flower. See picture above.

barefoot sandals with flowers

5. Cut a rectangle of coordinating felt to 1.5″x2″ and hot glue over the ends of the elastics. Snip corners so the felt doesn’t show when worn.

6. Repeat Steps 3-5 for the second flower.

Those were a breeze, right?

diy barefoot sandals

Put those cute barefoot flower sandals on your favorite little princess! I love that these sandals are soft on baby’s feet. Plus, you can show off her cute painted piggy toes, right?!

So who are you going to make these for? What colors? I’d love to hear!

>>If you enjoyed this craft, please share it with your friends on Pinterest or Facebook!!

Show off your barefoot baby sandals made with this tutorial on Instagram using hashtag #barefootbabysandalsdiy 

Happy crafting!! Linda

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    carrian says:

    These are darling! Love, love, love!

  2. 2
    Sheila Moore says:

    Oh WOW Linda these are so stinking cute!!! Thanks for posting. My daughter’s BFF just had a baby girl a month ago so think I will make some for her. Thanks again for the post.

  3. 3
    Wanda Eash says:

    These are simply adorable! I’ve pinned this for future reference in the event I will become a grandmother in the near future (hopefully, I will!) Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    OMG, how cute shoues for a baby! ;) I’m so excited ;)! Really nice one ;)! Maybe I will try to do something similar. Thank you so much for inspiration ;) In my country we say for this situation – ozdoby z filcu, dekoracje filcowe ;)

  5. 5
    lacyquilter says:

    These are adorable. Too bad I have no babies to make them for.

  6. 6

    oh my gosh, those are soooooooooooooo darling and such a sweet baby shower gift, or even a little sip and see! love love love

  7. 7
    Amber says:

    Oh my goodness Linda these are so adorable!! Too bad my little girl is a active toddler because if I would have known that they were this simple when she was little I would have made about two dozen of them!!

  8. 8
    Christina Crandell says:

    My girls are too old for this but I pinned it so I can make shower gifts. I wonder if there is a manly version of this for boys. I’m having my first boy in 5 weeks…

  9. 9

    I sure do love me some baby feet hehe :) These are so cute!!

  10. 10

    These are beyond adorable! I just got some of these same supplies in the mail to make headbands for my new niece, and I’m going to have to add these to the list too!

  11. 11
    bdubs says:

    Adorable! I am thinking of making some for my niece. What resource did you use for the chiffon flowers?

  12. 12

    I Love these…I have Made Many pair..Your Method is More simple than The way I have Made them..I was Using one piece of FOE and forming a figure 8 and sewing the foe and I also sew the flower then add my felt….Thanks for sharing your easier and faster method…….

  13. 13
    Aubrey says:

    Do you make your own chiffon flowers or do you buy them? I’d love a tutorial on chiffon flowers! :) these are adorable!

  14. 14
    Rebekah says:

    These are adorable!

  15. 15
    Marsha says:

    These are super cute. I made a few, I also used some crochet flowers that I had laying around. They are so easy to make, you could really involve a little one. How proud would they be to say, I made that for you!!!

  16. 16
    Haley Grossman says:

    Love this tutorial…baby barefoot sandals are so HOT right now. I just recently did a post on my brand new bog for “interchangeable baby barefoot sandals”. Hope you check it out.

  17. 17
    Lisa Hall says:

    Oh my! These are just ADORABLE!
    Love them and have pinned them!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa H.

  18. 18
    Lauren says:

    Do you have a tutorial on the chiffon flowers?

  19. 19
    Elizabeth Hollier says:

    these baby items are just great.

  20. 20

    Where do you find the supplies to make this item? I’ve been wanting to do something home-decor related for baby girl’s nursery involving those rosettes but I was thinking I’d have to make them from scratch. Where on earth can I buy those from premade? Also, where can I find the elastic piece-Micahel’s, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby or online somewhere. Please let me know!

    Thank you kindly,

  21. 21
    Jenni P says:

    I LOVE these! I have been making them with ribbon into bows, as well! I like your sizing. I’ve been having trouble with mine, so that’s helpful.

  22. 22
    Tracy says:

    Oh my, these are so darling! Our first granddaughter was born 3 months ago and I CAN’T wait to make several pairs for her! We would love to have you share this at our Saturday Link Party. Each link will be shown on two blogs, Made From Pinterest and Bakerette! It starts Fridays at 3pm, hope we see you there!

    Please remember to put a link back to Made From Pinterest at the bottom of your post(s).

  23. 23
    Laura says:

    Super cute! I may have to make a white pair for my little girl’s Baptism next month instead of buying stiff shoes, thanks for the wonderful idea!

  24. 24
    jami says:

    LOVE the baby foot decor! Ill surprise my at her shower.
    Im the happiest cause of your fun ideas =)
    Thanks Linda

  25. 25
    Sheila H says:

    These are so adorable, i need to make them for my first grand daughter!

  26. 26
    andra says:

    awesome simple instructions thank you! where do you buy your flowers and elastic?

  27. 27
    Hailey says:

    Just thought I’d let you know someone is using your picture on Instagram and telling me that she made them herself…I google searched because the picture looked too professional and found your page :)

  28. 28
    Joni says:

    Hi, :)


    I’m having a hard time finding the printed elastic. Did you order this online or get it at a store?

    Thanks for the cool idea!

  29. 29
    Jenni P says:

    I LOVE these!

  30. 30
    Jen says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing these. They are so adorable! My daughter (she’s 13) wants to make these as gifts for the babies in our church nursery. I had a question about the measurement for the elastic pieces. If the size of the sandal is 6 to 12 months… do you cut 2 pieces of 4 inch elastic? Or is it one 4 inch piece cut into two 2 inch pieces? Thanks!

    • 30.1

      Hi Jen! That is so thoughtful of your daughter! Is it for YM’s? For 6-12 mo size, you’ll need 4 – 4″ pieces of elastic for each pair, so a total of 16″ of elastic is used per pair. So sorry for the confusion!!

  31. 31
    kristen cooper says:

    I like that if I get bored with chiffon flowers, I can do bows or make fabric flowers to coordinate with the outfit :))

  32. 32
    Janine Evans says:

    So wish I have little ones around to make these for. Beautiful.


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