Felt Elephant Baby Booties

elephant baby booties diy

In the run-up to giving birth, some people let their nesting instincts run wild by cleaning the house from top to bottom, over and over. But before the recent arrival of our son, I think I went a little craft crazy – as well as trying to finish off all my existing projects, I decided it would be an excellent time to make something really intricate and completely new to me!

Because I didn’t know what size he’d be, I aimed this pattern at a 3-month-old baby, figuring he could always grow into them.

For this project you will need:

  • 2 sheets dark grey felt
  • 1 sheet light grey
  • Scrap of white felt
  • Scrap of black felt
  • Dark grey embroidery thread
  • Grey cotton
  • Tiny amount of toy stuffing

Elephant baby booties template

1. Begin by cutting out the pattern and fabric, as shown above. For one pair of booties you need to cut the following:

  • Two feet pieces from the dark grey felt
  • Two feet pieces from light grey felt (for the lining)
  • Two foot sole pieces in light grey
  • Four eye pieces in light grey
  • Four ear pieces in light grey
  • Four tusks in white
  • Four trunk pieces in light grey
  • Four larger circles in white for eyes
  • Four smaller circles in black for eyes

felt baby booties diy

2. Next, pin the two feet pieces to the back of the sole piece, making sure you’re in the centre of the foot piece. You want the light piece to be on the inside of the bootie.

felt baby booties diy felt baby booties diy

3. Using blanket stitch, sew the foot pieces to the sole pieces.

felt baby booties diy

4. Then blanket stitch the top of the feet pieces together around the edge. You also want to stitch up the front leaving enough room to fit a tiny foot in but not too much that it falls off!

felt baby booties diy

  1. Pin and sew the grey eye pieces, tusks and ears in place using cotton thread and backstitch. You want your tusk piece to be tucked under the eye piece so pin it under before sewing. When sewing the ears, only sew along the top of the ear and down the right side so the ears can be pushed out a little and made to flap. Repeat for the other eye, tusk and ear.

felt baby booties diy felt baby booties diy

6. To add a bit more detail, add small snips along the curved edge of the ear.

elephant baby booties diy

  1. Sew the two trunk pieces together using embroidery thread and blanket stitch, leaving a gap at the base of the trunk.

elephant baby booties diy

  1. Using a skewer, push a small amount of toy stuffing up the trunk so it will stand up. Backstitch the trunk onto the front of the booties. Secure the top of the trunk to the top of the bootie with a few stitches.

9. Finally, sew or glue the whites and pupils of the eyes in place.

felt elephant baby booties diy felt elephant baby booties diy

~ Laura xx ~

5 thoughts on “Felt Elephant Baby Booties

  1. These are so adorable. I love your crafts! So creative and fun. I love elephants too so they hit a soft spot in my heart. I really need to start trying crafts out. I am horrible at them though. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  2. Thanks Jenny you’re so sweet! Elephants are a favourite of mine too! I’m sure you’re great at craft and if it goes wrong make a feature out of it!! Xxx ps good luck in the BIBs xx

  3. These are SO cute. My sister’s baby arrived 5 weeks early – 3 weeks ago on Friday – I feel the need to make these for her :) Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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