One of my go-to baby gifts I love to make: wool felt booties. In the early years of making these, I tried embellishing them more and using cheap felt. Now I stick with good wool felt with the perfect button.
The pattern (I've modified this one found here) is simple: the sole, the top, and the strap. These whip up pretty fast which is definitely why it is a staple project for me. The bootie closes with velcro or sometimes, I sew on a snap.
When I give these away to friends for their wee ones, it is fun to sew a up a little drawstring bag in pretty fabric for them to keep their child's booties. I was always missing one when I had two pairs to keep track of!
What do you like to give to welcome new babies into the world?
Hope you have a great weekend. I have a great tutorial to share on Monday of something we just got around to doing. Think "lemons and relaxing".
the sleepy time gal