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« on: September 13, 2009 01:11:56 PM »

i dont't exactly know why, but to me they look like something mythical creatures could wear. or maybe jesters on some medieval market  Tongue

they are made of fleece and re-purposed leather for the soles. they are completely handsewn, i made my own pattern for them.

the leather is REALLY thick, it was a pain to sew. i sweared like a trooper when it took hours of struggling with needle and pliers to get the soles sewn on. i used crocheting thread to sew everything, that didn't make things easier.)
enough blabla, on to the pictures:

on me:
one can wear them in 2 different ways: high like boots or folded down

soles: (the colours look way better in real life. the leather is not that orange)


they are super warm and comfy, i made them about one year ago and i wore them all winter long

thanks for looking, I would love to hear what you think about them.

------------- pattern added! ---------------------

i've never made a pattern/how to/tutorial before and usually i write in german, so please don't be too cruel ;-)

----- text from first page ------

The pattern is a european size 39
US. women size 7 | UK size 6

It is the right size if the square is 10cm.

I am sure it is easy to make It smaller or bigger by printing the pattern larger. I added my  foots outline (the yellow dashed line inside the sole piece) to make that easier.
The slippers will be somewhat wide at your ankle, maybe it is neccessary to make the leg narrower if you print the pattern bigger than my size.
If you plan to make smaller shoes, make sure that the leg will be wide enough to slip in at the end.
There slippers and as the material is stretchy, you dont have to be that precise. In this case, too big is always better than too small.

If you want to make this slippers for children or if you want to be really active while wearing them, make sure they arent too wide at the ankle or put in any kind of closure.
A strip sewn down somewhere in ankle-hight with button closure would work.

how to:
The red lines mark the point where the three pieces should meet. Start there to pin the pieces together. Sew.
Dont sew along the dashed lines!
Sew one shoe out of the lining material, and one shoe out of the pieces you cut of the sole-material and the main fabric.
Sew the nice shoe to the lining-shoe that all seams are hidden between the layers.
if you want, add topstitching.

For the main Fabric, I would recommend fleece (cozy and thick enough).The sole should be sturdy and warm. I used leather  but I think jeans fabric would work great too. If you wish, you could add an extra layer of fleece to your sole-material for extra cozy slippers.
For the lining I think old t-shirts are great (I chose cotton knits because synthetics and sweaty feet dont go together.)
Everything except the sole should be slightly stretchy.

pieces to cut:
The pattern is for the left shoe.  For the right one, just flip the pattern pieces.
Cut both side pieces two times: one of the lining and one of the outer material. You will need two sole-pieces too: one made of lining fabric and one made of your chosen sole-material.

side length of the dashed yellow squares should be 10 cm to get the original size

The pattern has no seam allowances! Dont forget to add them.

i would love to see your slippers :-)
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013 05:06:29 PM by erdbeerblau » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009 01:17:31 PM »

Those are so cute!

« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009 02:52:42 PM »

I love them

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009 05:41:06 PM »

I love them so much!!!
I might try my hand at a pattern =] 
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009 11:17:07 AM »

thank you for the nice comments!

I love them so much!!!
I might try my hand at a pattern =] 
i could scan the pattern pieces, if anyone is interested.
I'm an european size 39 (uk: 6/us: 7[women]) i think it is really easy to make the size bigger or smaller.

« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009 12:01:22 AM »

Would love it if you could put up a pattern/tutorial.  These would make great slippers to wear around Christmas as they could be adapted to be "elf" slippers.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009 01:01:42 AM »

thanks for your interest! (and for loving them ;-))

the how to/pattern is almost done!

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009 12:07:49 AM »

EPIC slipper win!!!

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2010 12:11:26 AM »

Damn! these slippers rock Cheesy

Thanks so much for the pattern, I must have some of these for the next Australian winter!

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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010 12:30:36 PM »

thank you!
i would love to see yours when they're done :-)

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