Friday, December 16, 2011
I decided to try to piece the pattern together and whip up the slippers for a Christmas gift. I took a few short cuts :) They turned out pretty cute (although I've decided I need to work on my serging skills).
Fabric- I found some cute double sided fabric at Wally-world. It was fake sheep shearling on one side and a pink leopard almost-suede feeling on the other side. I got 1/2 a yard, which was way more than necessary- I think I used about 1/4 of a yard of it.
Notions: thread, rick rack, Wooly nylon for the serger.
-Download and print off the pattern from SewNews .
-Cut the pattern bigger than what you wear. One commenter said she cut a '7' for a size 5. I cut out the 11 for a size 9 foot. Fit the patter to your foot before you cut out the fabric!
- I wanted to add a rick-rack tie so the wearer could adjust the fit a little more. To make the holes I used my button hole foot and made two button holes about 1/2" apart. I placed two of these every 2 inches. The holes at the heel are 1 and 1/4" from the edge (when you sew the ends together the holes should be about 2" apart). Place the holes on the top of the slipper about 2"- adjust for preference.
-Sew the two sides together at each end (1/4" seam allowance).
- Pin and sew the sides to the sole of the slipper. I pinned the fabric pattern sides together so that when I was done sewing the seam was on the inside of the slipper.
-Using wooly nylon for a round edge, serge the edge of the top.
-Baste the top to the toe part of the slipper.
- Starting at the heel part of the slipper, serge around the entire perimeter of the slipper.
-Remove basting thread
-Weave rick-rack through holes and tie in bow over top of slipper.
Viola! Cozy Feet! I hope my brother-in-law's girlfriend likes them. The sides are a bit flimsy, so if you don't use double sided fabric, you might try putting interfacing in between the two layers.