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Gray Little Bunny Shoe-Shoes Felted Merino Baby Ankle Booties

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*****These booties are made to order and will ship out in approximately 4 WEEKS. Please see my Shop Policies for details.

These handmade baby booties are crocheted with natural, 100% Merino wool yarn, and felted using original patterns, designs, and techniques. They are available in the following sizes (please specify in the Message to Seller box on your Etsy order):

Size~~~~~~~~~~Age~~~~~~~~~Inner Shoe Length

1~~~~~~~~~~0-3 months~~~~~~~~3 ½ inches
2~~~~~~~~~~3-6 months~~~~~~~~3 ¾ inches
3~~~~~~~~~~6-9 months~~~~~~~~4 inches
4~~~~~~~~~~9-12 months~~~~~~~4 ½ inches
5.5~~~~~~~~12-18 months~~~~~~~5 inches
7~~~~~~~~~18-24 months~~~~~~~5 ½ inches

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About Sizing

• The size guide is very general and true for most babies… But since babies come in all shapes and sizes, I recommend taking a measurement of the foot from heel to big toe and ordering a size at least a ¼ inch longer than that.
• If you are unsure of the baby’s size, go with the size that would fit a baby in the next age range. Remember, they can always grow into them!
• I can make an in-between size, a wider or narrower sole\/ankle\/heel—just ask!
• I will gladly make booties for dolls of any size—convo me for details.

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About Wool

• Wool is naturally elastic so it won’t constrict the growth of baby feet like hard-soled shoes can.
• Felted wool is extremely durable—it cannot be torn or unraveled.
• It’s easy to keep clean—liquids will bead up and roll off wool fabric.
• It can hold 30% of its weight in water without feeling wet.
• It’s naturally flame-retardant.
• It’s biodegradable and an all-around environmentally friendly alternative to leather and synthetic materials.

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About the Process

• Crocheting

I begin by crocheting the booties using my own patterns and 100% Merino Wool yarn. They start out about twice as big as the finished pair, and you can see all of the holes between the stitches.

• Felting

Felting or “fulling” is the shrinking process that transforms the crocheted yarn into thick, soft, and durable booties.
Felted wool is much different than wool\/synthetic felt, which is purchased by the yard, cut using a pattern, and sewn together. Felting is making your own fabric using very hot, soapy water, and a lot of agitation. The felting process can be very tricky and it took me years to refine my methods.
I felt my booties with natural detergent in my washing machine, and stand by to regularly re-shape and measure them. Once they’re felted to the right size and thickness, they are thoroughly rinsed with cold water and air dried.

• Needle Felting

Needle felting is often described as “painting with wool”, but instead of a brush and paint, I use a small, very sharp, barbed felting needle and roving (wool tufts). I place the roving onto the shoe and plunge the felting needle through the material over and over. The barbs work to bind the wool fibers together to create permanent and unique designs. My needle felting is done free-hand, so there are small variances between each pair, making every pair one of a kind.

• Sewing Velcro

The final step is hand sewing sticky-back Velcro patches onto the straps and sides of the shoe. The stitches reinforce the fabric glue to make sure the patches never come off. After trying buttons, snaps, and ties, I found that Velcro was the best way to fasten the shoes. Every baby is different and they are always growing and changing, so I wanted something that could be adjusted to accommodate for all shapes and sizes. Velcro allows you to get the shoes on easily and strap them on as tightly as needed. Many of my customers have remarked that my shoes are the only things that stay on their little one’s feet!

Thank you for visiting my shop and please feel free to convo me with any questions.

Gray Little Bunny Shoe-Shoes Felted Merino Baby Ankle Booties

Overview

  • Materials: wool, yarn, roving, velcro
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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