There is no official baby bootie pattern for the Project. Purchase your own, do an online search for baby shoe patterns, or check out some of the ones I have found below. The installation plan calls for 15,000 pairs of WHITE booties. Please make at least ten pairs of white booties. Embellishment/trims can be any color of your choice.
If you are making or helping to make a panel, be sure to make enough booties in each color to complete the pattern. Many panels are made up of only one color.
NOTE: I have modified Heather Bailey’s Bitty Bootie pattern to avoid having to gather the toe! The fastest and easiest sewing pattern I have found. Click here for a video on how to stitch up a pair in 90 seconds.
If you live in the Tucson area and would like to stitch booties, I will provide a hands-free delivery of 100 un-sewn, cutout, and embellished booties for your to stitch! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Modified Bitty Booties
For a super easy knit pattern by Gina Michele
For some adorable crochet patterns curated by jennyandteddy.com
For another cute sewing pattern by thatssewnina.com
Want to sew a pair of Mary Janes? These are great for those whose panels are mostly black.
There are 70 miscellaneous patterns at this page alone.
Please remember that what matters most is that you care enough to make a little elegy. Your booties do NOT have to be technically perfect or extravagant, though you are welcome to make them as fancy as you like.
We are thrilled to announce a scrap-busting Zoom class to make
booties for the project via Swan Amity Studios. We’ll try different patterns and
fun ways to embellish your contributions to the project.
Saturday, July 31
10 AM Arizona time (1:00 PM EST)