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Baby boy and baby girl shoes with cutting files and assembly instructions

How cute are these!  The August Pazzles Challenge is a project involving water.  I had motivation to work on a baby project since my daughter Jordan gave birth to her second little boy recently!  His name is Owen Carter and he is such a beautiful baby!   So I decided to make some baby shoes that have elements on them that include the water theme.  I loved how these shoes look so much, that I made quite a few of them!  Of course, I made more boy ones in celebration for our family’s newest addition!

I saw many manual templates for these on the internet, but couldn’t find any WPC cutting files for my machine, so I came up with a cutting file for both the boy and girl shoe.  Here is the WPC BOY SHOE CUTTING FILE and SVG BOY SHOE CUTTING FILE and here is the WPC GIRL SHOE CUTTING FILE and SVG GIRL SHOE CUTTING FILE.  Place mouse over link and right click to “Save File” on your com­puter.    Then open in your machine software.  Assembly instructions are below.  I hope these files are useful to those who have this capability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Boy Shoe:

Baby Boy Shoe Template

 

 

baby girl shoe

 

 

**NOTE**  Even with very careful tab placement, the glued tabs tend to have slightly jagged edges due to the curves of the shoes.  For that reason, I applied lace or pearls at the bottom of most of the shoes to cover this. The lace/pearls gives the appearance of a sole so actually makes the shoes appear more realistic!

BOY SHOE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:

Download the cutting file and fold the tabs along the scored lines.  If you are going to add eyelets, it should be done at this point:

Start at the top of the sole and center and glue the middle tab to the sole top as shown.  Hold in place until the glue is firmly set:

Since these pieces are curved, the glueing process should be done slowly and carefully to position the tabs in place as best possible.  I found that I got the best result if I glued just one or two tabs at a time. Try to align the tabs at the very edge of the sole for optimal appearance.  Continue to glue each tab into position by curving to fit the sole as you go along:

Once the shoe front is in place, insert the smaller sole inside the shoe, but DO NOT glue in place just yet.  This extra sole will cover the exposed tabs. Lift this up so that the tabs for the back of the shoe can be affixed first:

Take the back of the shoe and apply glue to the two center tabs.  Center these tabs to the back of the sole and hold firmly until glue is set:

Curve the back and apply glue to the tabs one at a time and hold firmly to set to achieve the best appearance:

Apply glue to the sides of the shoe back as shown:

Now apply glue to the underside of the heel part of the smaller sole insert and gently position into place to hide the tabs. Lace shoes and decorate.

 

GIRL SHOE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:

Download the cutting file and fold the tabs along the scored lines:

Start at the top of the sole and center and glue the tab with the small puncture (5th tab) to the puncture mark on the sole top as shown.  Hold in place until the glue is firmly set:

Since this piece is curved, the glueing process should be done slowly and carefully to position the tabs in place as best possible.  As with the boy’s shoe, I found I got the best result if I glued just one or two tabs at a time. Try to align the tabs at the very edge of the sole for optimal appearance.  Continue to glue each tab into position by curving to fit the sole as you go along.

 

Once all the tabs are glued onto the sole, insert the smaller sole and glue it down to hide the tabs.  Then glue the base of the shoe strap to the adjacent side as shown here:

Now glue the shoe strap to the opposite side.

The shoe is now ready to decorate.

32 Responses to Baby boy and baby girl shoes with cutting files and assembly instructions

  1. Janie Hubble says:

    Tara – great minds think alike! 

    I have just completed a couple of wpc files for cutting baby shoes because I couldn’t find any LOL – then I saw your adorable little shoes on the Pazzles August challenge. Thank you for the cut files – I’ll be putting mine up on my site soon – the little boy’s shoes are a bit different to yours – hope you enjoy them.

    Janie xx

  2. Chris says:

    These are gorgeous have seen them before but you have so many lovely ones here, thanks for sharing x

  3. Janaina says:

    Hello Tara!

    I love their work and would like to know how do I use the files WPC with my cutting machine which is a Silhouette SD. Currently I use the original program it called Studio.
    You can open these files with Scal or MTC?

    kisses,
    Janaina

  4. Tara Brown says:

    Hi Janaina!  

    I found a website that gives instruction on converting .WPC to .GDS.  I do not know if it works or not – so cannot guarantee that it will work for you,  but here is the link to the website if you want to try it:  Converting – ilovecraftrobo.com    The instructions are on a Word Document.  I hope this helps!  

  5. Debbie Trickett says:

    is there a svg file for these baby shoes

    • Kassie says:

      Hi Debbie – Did you ever get hold of an svg file for the baby shoes? Please could you let me know (just seen this post) thanks 🙂

  6. Utopia says:

    I have been trying to open the boy shoe cutting file all day. I have downloaded multiple different programs on my computer and nothing is working. Can you please tell me what is needed in order to download and open it? Or if possible could you upload it in a word document?

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hello Utopia! I am out of town this weekend but will look at the cutting file as soon as I get back home. Normally all you should have to do is right click on the link and “save as” to your computer.

  7. Sue says:

    Wish there was a manual cutting pattern for these baby shoes, I don’t have a cutting machine Thanks

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Sue! There will be a manual template posted soon! I’ve submitted a baby shoe post to Pion Design made with their papers and so as soon as they post it on their blog, I’ll be able to post it here on my blog along with the template. Just keep checking back – Pion will hopefully post it soon! Tara

    • Stephanie says:

      Hello Sue, I managed to find a copy of the template, only thing is the inside sole is missing. I can send it to you if you like, because I don’t have a cutting machine either. You can size it from the copy and print, this is what I did. If you what it shoot me and email at va_girl82@yahoo and i’ll send it to you.

      • Sue says:

        Hi Stephanie, that would be great if you would send me the pattern for the shoe. I think I can figure out the inside sole if I have the rest. I really appreciate you doing this for me! Thanks Again Sue

      • sheena says:

        Hello Stephanie, Can i have your pattern too ? I really love to make that baby girl shoes.. but i don’t have a cutting machine too.please.. here is my email, sweety_halili@yahoo.com.. thank you.

      • TarasStudio says:

        Hi Sheena,
        I just now posted the template on the baby shoe post. Hopefully this template will be what you need! Take care! Tara

  8. kj says:

    Hi, is there another way to convert the .wpc file extension to word? i really need and love to have the boy shoe cutting pattern. thanks.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi kj,
      I don’t know how to convert a wpc file to Word, however I have submitted another baby shoe post to Pion Design – and as soon as they post the shoes I’ve submitted, I’ll put the post on my blog here along with templates – the templates will include the boys and girls shoes, andt ALSO a children’s snow boot! So check back as I expect it to be posted soon!

  9. Tara says:

    Hi kj,
    I don’t know how to convert a wpc file to Word, however I have submitted another baby shoe post to Pion Design – and as soon as they publish the shoes, I’ll put the post on my blog here along with templates – the templates will include the boys and girls shoes, andt ALSO a chidlren’s snow boot! So check back as I expect it to be posted soon!

  10. Melanie Bos says:

    Thank you so verry much, !!

  11. May says:

    Hi!! I was wondering if there is a jpg file or photoshop file for these patterns. I have tried opening them on my MAC and Windows with different programs but am unable to.

  12. Sue says:

    Tara I have also tried downloading the girl’s shoe pattern; no luck in getting it to open. I s there any possibility of emailing me the pattern for the baby girl shoe
    Sue

    • TarasStudio says:

      Hi Sue, several weeks ago I posted the manual template/pattern directly on this Aug. 5 blog post for the baby shoes. Hopefully this will work for you!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Tara I have not got a machine can these templates be cut by hand, and are the baby boys shoes the same for left and right.
    These are gorgeous
    Thank You!

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hello, yes the templates can be cut by hand. Just size and print the template. Use a bone folder to press along the score lines and a hole punch for the shoelace holes. The boy shoe is the same for right eye and left – you can differentiate between left and right just by how you decorate the shoes. Take care! Tara

  14. Sue Beattie says:

    Sorry to trouble you but I am desperately trying to make these shoes and I have a silhouette cutting machine but as you have wpc files obviously I can’t use them but I would be able to do it even if I could just had a pdf copy of each of the shoes but for some reason I can’t even do that, it is possible that you may be able to help me. Thanks you Sue

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Sue, My understanding is that there is a way to convert WPC files to SVG, but I don’t know how to do that. You might try an internet search to see if you can locate instructions. Another idea would be to just size and print the template that is on the post and cut it out by hand. I’ve done that before and it works OK. I just used a bone folder to press around the score lines and used a hole punch for the shoe lace holes. Take care! Tara

      • Sue Beattie says:

        Thank you Tara, I did try and print off the one on here but it wouldn’t print , but I will try and find the explanation as to how you change files SUe

  15. Sue Beattie says:

    Has anybody managed to transfer the wpc files to svg successfully, if so would you be willing to share with me, I am struggling on a lot of these patterns they are lovely but cant get them, would be grateful for any help thanks sue

  16. dede says:

    What size eyelet did you use? I’m attempting to buy it on Amazon but i don’t know which one to purchase. Help please. Thank you!

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Dede, I used a small eyelet – the hole is 1/8″ diameter. I picked these up from Hobby Lobby. Take care! Tara

  17. Chris says:

    How cute are these!!! I absolutely loved the pearlized cardstock that you chose — do you remember what brand it was? – it looks like it is just the right thickness to still make it through the cutter easily — thanks for sharing your talent! What an inspiration!!

    PS – for those who are using a Silhouette and unable to use the .WPC templates, consider purchasing the Make-the-Cut software for your PC or MAC — the software prints right to the Silhouette and gives you greater flexibility on the types of files that you can import — just a thought — I was able to import and print to my silhoutte immediately! Seems like there were many out there looking for a solution – it was worth the investment for the ability to use so many great cutting files posted by talented crafters like Tara.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Chris, Thanks for your comment! The pearlescent card stock is a Colorbok product and it came in a 20 page pack with varying colors. It does cut easily with the Silhouette. I’m so glad for the information you provided concerning using Make-the-Cut for converting the WPC files to use with the Silhouette. I’ve had several people ask me about how to do that, and until now, I had no good answer for them! Take care and have a good weekend! Tara

  18. Kim says:

    Does anyone have the svg for these shoes? I’d love to purchase it if so. Thanks!