Felt Baby Shoe Pattern – Matryoshka Doll

This sewing pattern shows you how to make your own felt baby shoes with an adorable Matroyshka Russian doll embellishment.

by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

1/4 yard (23cm)of wool felt
1/4 yard (23cm) of Heat N Bond fusible webbing
2 feet (60cms)of ribbon for shoe laces
2" (5 cm) square of pink felt
2" (5 cm) square of dark purple
1" (2.5cm) square of light pink
6 strands of embroidery floss
1 water soluble marker


Print the following pattern

You can increase or decrease the size of this pattern using your printer or a photocopiers for smaller or larger shoes. Measure your child’s foot from front to back on the main piece for correct sizing.

You can also line the inside with a contrasting pattern as shown.

Step 1: Fuse the Heat n Bond to the back of all the felt pieces.

Step 2: Cut out 2 of each pattern piece matching the pattern pieces to appropriate shoe piece.

Step 3: Use water soluble pen to mark out all the seams and where the doll should be placed.

Step 4: Iron the doll pieces onto the shoe toe following where you marked with the pen.

Step 5: Hand or machine stitch around the doll bodies.

Step 6: Embroider with a double strand of floss the piece of hair on the dolls forehead, the eyes and a star on the front of the body.

Step 7: Sew the back seam of the shoe together.

Step 8: Sew top part of the shoe to the bottom of the shoe, matching the dots in front and back.

Step 9: Sew ribbon onto the shoe where it is marked on the pattern.

All done!

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