A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 313,045
Currently Running With Scissors:
495 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Quilted ballet-style slippers  (Read 9110 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: November 12, 2008 03:59:41 PM »

I made some adorable ballet-style slippers using this pattern http://www.homecompanionmag.com/hands_on/handmade/sole-ful_slippers.asp, but they just weren't warm enough for the chilly New England weather.  With a little retooling I increased the size of the pattern and added a layer of quilt batting to the uppers and insoles.  I like the look and they are much warmer than the original version.

Update:  Sorry but it appears that the pattern I used is no longer available online.   It was a Heather Ross pattern and is included in her new book "Weekend Sewing."
« Last Edit: February 26, 2009 04:55:50 PM by lizap » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Not your momma's librarian.
Offline Offline

Posts: 408
Joined: 12-Jul-2006

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008 04:26:53 PM »

These are so cute and useful!  I love the fabric you chose and the quilting lines.  Great job! 

« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008 04:28:49 PM »

those are fantastic. i love that you made them warmer.  the quilting looks great!

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 10985
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008 04:55:06 PM »

I adore them!

<<<<in love with anything quilted

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds


Offline Offline

Posts: 1461
Joined: 05-Mar-2007

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008 05:17:35 PM »

Those are SO cute, and I am in agreement with everyone else I love the quilting and the fabric!

Okay so once again I am completely redoing my pictures. Got tired of photobucket, the only reason I used it was for here so I decided I will just use Craftster's photo uploader. So while I am switching over my photo links will be broken. Message me if there is a post you would like the pics for.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Proust
Offline Offline

Posts: 1442
Joined: 10-Jul-2007

Sociologist with scissors

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008 06:41:33 PM »

oh, those are so so so delicious!!!!!!

« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008 07:20:22 PM »

I love those slippers! I also got lost on that website, very cool.

All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.
The world is a circle...
Offline Offline

Posts: 2372
Joined: 07-Mar-2008

MrMiagi '01 - aka rascal - We miss you MissDaisy

View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008 08:11:24 PM »

Oooh, ooohh, oooohhh... thanks for that. I have a sis that LOVES her stuff. And I want a pair for me too. or two pair for me...

Love what you did too!  Grin

MAKE: something of yourself
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
"Everything is deeply intertwingled." - Ted Nelson, ca 1974
wists-fulness - http://wists.com/SacTownSue/

Rarely online these days. Will respond to PM when I notice them. AT&T SNAFU!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008 08:48:03 PM »

These slippers are brilliant.  I especially love the fabric.  Where did you get it?
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 5862
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008 06:29:30 AM »

Really cute! thanks for the pattern link, i'll certainly have to make some of those up. WITH the quilting though, i'm in canada yo.

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Stepping Out Painting by Carolyn Oberst
The Origins of Tintin
How to Create a Phenakistoscope
Supervillain Origins: Electro
How to Clean Oil Paint Off Paintbrushes
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Spinach Feta Breakfast Quiche
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Asymmetric Cowl
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.