I’ve been sewing up little pairs of baby shoes using the Lil’ Papoose Moccasin pattern by Peek-a-Boo Patterns. It’s a darling pattern and it comes together so quickly and I’ve had lucky using it with a variety of materials. These gold moccs were made with animal-friendly leather (read faux leather) and they turned out great.
The silver faux-leather I wanted was on back-order and I couldn’t wait any longer so I sewed up this pair using an old purse of mine. The vinly is super soft and has a great feel.
This little red pair is made from an upcycled leather jacket in a beautiful ruby red. It was my first time working with real leather and it was a little finicky. I had to play with needle size, thread weight and stitch tension to find the right combination. Definitely not as easy as working with the vinyl. The leather was also a little on the thin side so I’m not sure how it will hold up.
I just purchased another piece of real leather, this time in a thicker weight and I’m eager to give it another goal. I’d also love to give this pattern a little bit more of my own spin so that it’s not just a copy of someone else’s design.