Less than 1/4 yard. I just used leftovers from other projects.
1/8inch (you'll need about 10inches total for a 3-6 month child)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
On the Upper piece cut that awkward/curvy "T" shape out entirely so that the upper piece looks like a "U" (peek at the pictures below if this is confusing).
Remember to enlarge the pattern to 1/4 inch LARGER than the foot you want this shoe to fit.
1. Sew the inside of the "U" at 1/8 of an inch. Iron flat.
2. Sew the top of the "U" together forcing the "U" into a circle. Iron flat.
3. Top stitch at 3/8 of an inch around the inside on the circle. Leave a 1/2inch opening over the back seam. This will form a casing for the elastic.
4. Pin shoe to sole and stitch around the outer edge at 1/8 inch. Since this seam isn't finished I used a zig-zag stitch to add stability. Leave a 1/2inch opening over the back seam again. This will give you access to your casing.
5. Insert elastic. Close casing hole and edge stitching hole.
6. Cut two rectangles of fabric twice the width you want for the buckle and 1inch longer in length. Fold, rights sides together, in half "hot dog" style (long wise) and stitch at 1/4 inch.
7. Turn outside out (inside in) and center the back seam. Next fold raw edges inside the tube. Stitch raw edges in place.
8. Grab a scrap piece of fabric and tie a knot at one end.
9. Swirl around and hot glue to your buckle. Repeat 4 times.
10. On the back (the side without the swirls) hot glue along 3 sides and attach to shoe.
Go you! You're done!
Now go make a matching bow headband or matching bow tie. Click here for that tutorial.