I have been seeing all kinds of baby moccasins around and just had to have some for my little guy. Unfortunately most of them were out of my price range so I was hoping to make some up instead. I was so excited when I found this pattern from Peek-a-boo Patterns for the lil’ Papoose Moccasins. Luckily I already had a bunch of leather in my stash from a bookbinding class that I took in college so it didn’t cost me much the make them at all.
Materials Used: Some leather that I already had in my stash. The thinner is some pig skin and the thicker is some cow hide.
Sizing: My son is almost 4 months. I made the 3-6 month first and they were too big. The 0-3 month fit perfectly, although the leather I was using was really thin so that might be why.
Changes Made: I sewed a little x on top of the middle tab to secure the elastic.
The Good: Loving these. I have already made 4 pairs and will probably make more for gifts or when he gets bigger. I just need to thrift some old leather jackets or something for the leather.
The Bad: Really nothing. Love this little pattern.
Conclusion: Very hip pattern and a great idea for baby gifts. Loved making these up and plan on making many more.