Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Toasty Toes!

Finally! My slippers are finished! I felted them on Sunday and had to wait for them to dry, which seemed to take forever. They're so warm and comfortable, and even Elmer loves them! The only thing I wanted to change about them is the sole. See, we have lots of pets and hard floors. Pets + hardwood floors= pet hair floating around




I wanted to put a sole on them. When I was in NC over New Year's visiting Becky, I found this polyester shirt at the Mega Thrift store, and it was half off. I think it ended up costing around $1.50 or something. It's polyester, but feels like suede on the outside. I figured for that price, it would be worth it to try to make soles for the slippers! So last night I sat down and cut out soles and sewed them on to the slippers. It was easy.

The result?

I LOVE them! I need to make a few more pairs...eventually. They're great slippers, and they keep my feet so warm!

7 comments:

Allison at Novice Life said...

Wow - awesome! Those look spectacular! I need to learn how to do that!!

Julie said...

They look like they fit you *perfectly*! And I do love those soles, what a great idea.

katiegirl said...

Thanks! Julie, they do fit perfectly!! And the nice thing is you can felt them more or less depending on how you want them to fit. Did you notice I knitted your play crowns as Christmas presents? Thanks for the pattern!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness. They are wonderful. How do you make them? That is so cool.

Jennifer said...

Those are really nice!!! Love em. I bet they are so warm and cozy.......

Becky said...

FANTASTIC!! Those soles look amazing! Great sewing!! Wow, Kate. Very cool. :)

Deb said...

Wow hon!! And what a great idea about putting soles on them!! I love the way they look when they are felted!! Great job! Isn't it great to be able to make things just the way you want them? Love, Momma

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