Kids are growing very fast!

We all know that kids are growing very fast. When I talk to my friends they all say the same thing:”I just cannot believe that my little boy/little girl is not little anymore”. We notice how fast they grow looking at their clothing – T-shirt’s sleeves are getting too short, long trousers became shorts. The same thing is with shoes, but it is more difficult to notice. Our small kids won’t let us know when shoes are too small for them. That is why we have to care about it and check it pretty often.

As a shoe making company we advice to measure your baby feet every six to eight weeks. Do so until the age of 4. Your baby’s shoe size will be growing about 2 sizes a year during this period. Once your kid hits 4, you can measure his shoe size every 3 months.

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Don’t know how to measure your baby’s feet? It is pretty easy and you can do it at home. You will need a sheet of paper, a pencil or pen and a tape measure. Have your child stand on a piece of paper. Mark at the heel and the longest toe on both feet, making sure toes are flat and not curled. Measure the distance between the marks.Remember to measure the length of both feet. If one foot is larger, fit to the larger foot. Allow no more than 1.5cm extra for growth room.

If you would like to check the shoe size of your baby, you can print out at 100% our measure sheet.

 

It is good to remember that like an adult’s, babies’ feet are slightly bigger at the end of the day. It is the best time to check a shoe’s size.

Enjoy your children while you can as they grow very fast!

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First Baby Shoes wants to create happy time for your family.

First Baby Shoes produces unique shoemaking kits & soft sole baby shoes.

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Sewing Tips for NIKA model | First Baby Shoes

Sewing Tips for NIKA model

First tip for the start. You need to sew together the zigzag collar to the shoe part with lining. It is important to start sewing from the second hole on the part with lining. As it is essential for the secure and good-looking stitch, please have a look at our how to guide in pictures.

Step 1 :

Move the needle from the second hole to the first one.

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

Step 2 :

Move the needle back to the second hole from outside.

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

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Step 3 :

Repeat step 1 and step 2 to fasten the edge. 2 time sewing helps to keep shoe parts tighter.

If you like it, please share with your friends and try shoe making. Sewing is fun!

Have a nice time and see you soon:)

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First Baby Shoes wants to create happy time for your family.

First Baby Shoes produces unique shoemaking kits.

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Sewing Tips – smashing the thread | First Baby Shoes

Sewing Tips for shoe making.

You have just sewn two parts together. Great! You worry that the thread will get loose? No worries, it won’t. To make the ending more secure, we advise you to smash the thread at the end of sewing. It helps thread to fix shoe parts more tightly. This is really easy to do. You just need to press the thread ends strongly with your fingers or punch them using hummer for example . After smashing the thread, it gets more frictional resistance and it won’t get loose for sure.

Here are photos presenting how to smash the thread and how it looks like after smashing it.

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Step 1 : At the end of sewing cut the thread  short (about 2mm length).

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Step 2 : Smash the thread with your fingers.

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

This is really simple to do and very practical as well.

If you like it, please share with your friends and try shoe making. Sewing is fun!

Have a nice time and see you soon:)

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First Baby Shoes wants to create happy time for your family.

First Baby Shoes produces unique shoemaking kits.

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Dressing inspirations |First Baby Shoes

Do you let your kids wear what they like?

It is said that letting kids choose their own clothes helps foster their independence, gain a sense of their own style, and allows them to learn how to match colors and patterns.

No matter how much thought you put into what you purchase, kids will find a way to put their own over-the-top stamp on their clothes. You may need to just smile at their unique style and know you’re building their self-esteem.

Here are some dressing ideas from First Baby Shoes. You may try them before your kid starts to pick out his own clothes.

Sewing service |First Baby Shoes

We have received so many requests that we decided to start the sewing service. What does it mean? Very simple. You choose one of our kits and First Baby Shoes staff will sew them by hand specially for you. We need 2 working days to complete such order.

So do not hesitate! We will be happy to help you. If you are too busy to sew it by yourself or just have two left hands to sewing, please write to us and we will sew a pair of shoes for you.
Below some of the shoes we have already sewn for you.

Buying first baby shoes |First Baby Shoes

Once your child takes first steps, it is time to buy him a first pair of shoes. What kind of shoes should you choose? What should you pay attention to?

First, flexibility. Make sure you can bend and twist them every which way. First shoes cannot be stiff.

Second, Breathability. Soft leather is the best. Avoid stiff leather shoes, which can hinder foot development. Synthetic materials, which don’t breath, are not good as well.

Roominess. Make the thumb test. You should be able to fit your thumb in between your baby’s biggest toe and the end of the shoe. You need to press down on it from the outside while your child is wearing it. And the first shoes should also pass the pinch test — at the shoe’s widest point, you want to be able to grasp a bit of its material between your fingers.

It is good to choose shoes with shoelaces as they keep feet much better than Velcro. Make sure shoelaces are long enough to tie into double knots, so they won’t come undone.

Shoe making kit “First Baby Shoes” gives everyone a chance to create a FIRST pair of BABY SHOES. Our shoes are made of natural leather and have flexible soles. They are designed to protect tiny tootsies.

Things to do during your maternity leave | First Baby Shoes

At the beginning of maternity leave you are totally involved in taking care of your newborn. But with time your baby starts to sleep more and more during a day and as you do not need to have such long naps, you start to have more free time just for you. What to do? Running out of ideas?

Many mums take up crafts. This may have to do with baby, or it might have to do with starting a business with whatever you make. We love the idea of making FIRST BABY SHOES. Our company has designed cute shoe making kits. They include everything one needs to make a pair of baby shoes – leather parts, needles, thread and easy sewing instruction.  You just need 2, 3 hours to complete a pair of shoes. While your little baby is taking a nap, you can make shoes for him. Isn’t that great? You can choose from different models and colors. Kits are available online in our store.

On maternity leave, many mums start cleaning the house and throwing away unneeded items. But do not be too obsessed with it. The mess in the house with kids is normal;)

Maternity leave is also the perfect time to catch up with friends. Find some time to go for a lunch or coffee. Relaxing chat with friends will give you lots of energy for sure.

But remember, you don’t have to do anything while on maternity leave. You can just sit, look at your new baby and enjoy this special time.

Sewing therapy | First Baby Shoes

We at First Baby Shoes love sewing. We strongly believe it has lots of therapeutic benefits. Sewing demands from us to focus both physically and mentally on a task. If you’re concentrating on sewing you can’t be worrying about how life will look like after giving a birth, or fretting about problems at work. Sewing is calming. It also gives a great feeling of pride in using one’s hands to create something unique. There is something wonderful about pointing to your baby’s shoes and saying: “I did that.” Being able to sew is great for our self – confidence. Sewing is also good for our brains. It builds our hand-eye coordination and keeps our fingers nimble.

We believe that hand-made is very powerful. There’s a lot of good energy and love put into hand-made items. That is why First Baby Shoes differ from ready made shoes. They are unique as they are hand-made by YOU!

How about indulging in a little sewing therapy with First Baby Shoes?

Why choose leather shoes for babies | First Baby Shoes

First Baby Shoes believe that leather is the best material for baby shoes. Why? 

Natural leather is the best material for shoes because:

  • It breaths. 

In warm weather, leather breathes and helps to absorb perspiration. Thanks to that, baby’s feet are kept cool and dry. But when it is cold outside, it prevents little feet from losing heat.

  • It is soft and flexible.

Baby feet need to have the ability to flex freely that way your baby’s weight is evenly spread out which makes proper balance ensured.

  • It is long-lasting.

Natural high-quality leather is very durable. You just need to take care of it and it will serve you long time. The leather used to make First Baby Shoes is exactly like that – the best. What is more, First Baby Shoes are long-lasting because they are hand crafted with durable stitching. 

Other than these three, there are a lot more of reasons why leather baby shoes are the best types of shoes to use for your baby.

 

Print your own shoes | First Baby Shoes

3D printers are getting more and more popular. People find so many ways to use it – printing parts, instruments, cups, clothing or even buildings! But the project below caught our heart the most – 3D printed shoes!

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How about printing your own shoes at home? We like this idea very much.

Maybe First Baby Shoes will also print shoes in 3D printer. Who knows;)

Meanwhile you can check our leather shoe making kits at our website: http://www.firstbabyshoes.com