Solar Flare Baby Moccasins

Every once in awhile I make something so special that it gets worn to pieces before I can even share it here. That’s the case with these baby moccasins that Stryder has been wearing for months already. I’ve hinted about them a few times, and you’ve seen them here and here, but I never gave you the full view up close. 
I call them his Solar Flare Moccasins.
Can you see the flames on them there, in the picture above? This fantastic leather came from Mood Fabrics in LA and I purchased it during Fabric Weekend 2013

The yellow leather is very soft and subtle. Probably perfect for little babies, but a little too light weight for my big Stry-guy. Next time I’ll reinforce the toe to make them stronger. But either way these are perfect for little walkers, because the leather allows their toes to grip the ground and you know how important that is for little kids beginning to walk.

Stryder sure can’t get enough of them. This boy loves shoes, and he especially loves the color “yeh-woh.” Can’t argue with him there. 

I like to use a soft suede on the bottom of my baby moccasins. The suede grips the floor and prevents Stryder from slipping on almost all surfaces. In fact, I can’t remember a single time he’s slipped in these or any other pair of moccasins I’ve made him.

You’ve seen him in this outfit before, sporting the yellow moccs. 

I’ve thought about sharing a tutorial for these baby moccs, or at least showing you how to alter a baby shoe pattern to create them, but I’d like to gauge interest first. What do you think? Are you interested in learning to sew with leather and create stylin’ baby shoes like these?

What would you prefer: a tutorial explaining how to alter a free baby shoe pattern (in one size) or a full pattern in multiple sizes with a few possible styles?

Or, to heck with all that, would you just prefer to buy them already made? Please weigh in with you opinion in the comments below! I’ve had requests for this thing all three ways: tutorial, pattern, product. I need some direction from YOU before I head in any direction. Thanks so much!

And lastly before I go, below is an old pic of the very first pair I made for Styder. They were camel on the front and black in the back. I STILL LOVE THEM SO MUCH. On Instagram, Disney from Ruffles & Stuff called them color-bloccasins, and I could kiss her a hundred times for that phrase. I love me some color bloccasins. 
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  1. says

    Hello Caila!
    They llok perfect, and my little baby will start soon to walk and they will be perfect!!!
    If I can Choose I would like a tuto with the pattern in different sizes and styles…., well, if then yoy teach us how to change sizes, the it will be perfect!!
    Thanks in advances!! and congrats!

  2. says

    Ahhhh, these are sooo cute! I would love a pattern for these! But a tutorial on how to alter another pattern would be amazing too. I have a nephew that’s on the verge of walking that I would love to make these for! Well done!

  3. says

    LOVE these!! Evie is 19 months and might be too old but I’d love a pair for wintee when she would need something to keep.her feet warm on outings but won’t be walking in the snow on her own yet. My machine can’t handle sewing leather so I’d love premade ones! But that’s just me!

  4. says

    I loved these from the minute I saw them on your blog! They are just adorbs! I’m just so impressed you made ’em 🙂 A pattern would be great…..I’ve been scared to sew w/ leather…..I may need a little pep talk….LOL!

  5. says

    I LOVE those shoes! My choice would be a multi sized pattern (to buy) with a nice size range 🙂 I’ve been looking for a good pattern since my Baby was born and couldn’t find anything I liked. But these would be perfect! My Baby is in shoe size 5 now, so I’d love the pattern to have a great size range. Even bigger kids can wear them, right? 😉
    Anyway: the shoes are amazing! Love them!

  6. says

    These are awesome! Right before reading this I was looking at this pair of boots for my little girl, but don’t think I could convince my budget minded husband of the 26 dollar price tag. I was trying to think how to make them myself, other than the top boot part they look like they are pretty much the same shape.
    I would love to collaborate with you on making a lace boot version if you are interested e-mail me at, if not no big I will excitedly look for your color-bloccasins post.
    With Love,

  7. says

    Yes! The pattern with style options sounds fabulous to me. As you know, the coming third Green child will need stylin’ shoes, and these will be perfect! I love soft leather shoes for toddlers, but the price tags are terrible.

  8. says

    I love these little moccasins. They would be perfect for my grandchildren and it would be a new learning experience for me. How wonderful! A full pattern with options would work well. Thank you.

  9. says

    Love them! If I can choose I would like a tutorial on how to make my own pattern. My kids have both very slim feet so I guess shoes from a “normal” pattern wouldn´t fit…