DIY Birth favors in felt

Do you know why I’m here? To tease that great desire to do that you have inside and that you have never brought out and to convince yourself that, even though you think that you are not so gifted for manual work, you can easily manage to do many small/big things for yourself and for the your baby.

For example, would you like to create the favors yourself to give for the birth or baptism of your baby?
Think how nice it is not to be forced to buy mass-produced ones and be able to give unique, original and handmade wedding favors instead . In addition, you will also be able to save money and also have the satisfaction of telling everyone: yes, I made them!

Have I convinced you? Well, then today I’m going to show you how to create DIY felt shoe-shaped birth favors . They are easy and do not require great manual skills other than knowing how to hold a needle and thread.

How to make wedding favors

First of all, go to the haberdashery and buy some stiff felt  to make the soles and some soft felt  to make the top of the shoe. For colors, if you want to go classic, buy pink for girls and blue for boys. If, on the other hand, you want to do something original, you can make them in many colors.

For each shoe you will need to cut out a 28x5cm rectangle on the felt and round off the corners as you see in the photo

Take half of the rectangle of the felt, fix it with a pin to the middle of the sole behind.
Then wrap the two flaps around the sole and overlap them on the front.

At this point, with a needle and thread (preferably wool and a different color from the shoe), sew the two parts all the way around using buttonhole stitch.

To finish off the shoe and decorate your favor, cut a long strip of felt

thread it with a needle and thread to form many accordion folds.

With a little fabric glue or hot glue, fix the strip along the edge of the shoe.

Now prepare your bag of sugared almonds  as you prefer (a little tulle and a cotton fabric with children’s drawings are also enough) and slip it inside the shoe.

Your candy is ready! What do you say you try? I say you will be great!

Even if you put your soul into it, don’t worry if they aren’t perfect: handmade things never are. But you will be giving away something unique that you made and this seems like a nice thought to me.

Kathryn Barlow is an OB/GYN doctor, which is the medical specialty that deals with the care of women's reproductive health, including pregnancy and childbirth.

Obstetricians provide care to women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, while gynecologists focus on the health of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, and breasts. OB/GYN doctors are trained to provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of conditions related to women's reproductive health.

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