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« on: June 20, 2004 07:14:40 PM »

What should I use for the layer of firmness in between the sole and the fabric?  Cardboard?  Any suggestions?  I want to make these for the fundraiser, and I don't want them to fall apart.  Hopefully, someone will buy them and I don't want them to do something nice for charity and end up with a big pile of crap ( but handmade crap, of course).
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2004 07:29:19 PM »

I've never made slippers, but I throw the ones I have in the washing machine often, so cardboard might not be the best.  How about using plastic needlepoint canvas?  I recently used it to "shape" a floppy clutch I made based on suggestions made by other crafters...

Sounds like a cool project!  What are you using for the soles?  I've been wanting to crochet slippers, but am afraid they'll be too slippery/dangerous using just yarn.  Hey, are they called slippers because you're SUPPOSED to slip wearing them?!
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2004 06:15:41 PM »

Hey, are they called slippers because you're SUPPOSED to slip wearing them?!
neh... its because they slip on i believe. but haha. youre clever  Grin and this is rather OT but how do you change the color of the glowey thingy??
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2004 11:50:58 PM »

Hmmm...you could use felt between the sole and the fabric. That would cushion them and firm them up a bit and make it washable. You can glue everything down with a touch of fabric glue.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2004 07:51:42 PM »

Thank you so much for the input.  I really like both ideas; I may use the needlepoint canvas AND felt in between.  These are going to be indestructable!  If they are ever completed and my camera comes back from the manufacturer fixed, I will post a photo.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2004 12:16:02 AM »

you could also try sewing pieces of leather to the bottom, many craft stores sell scraps of leather for under 2 or 3$, you would just need it under the heel and under the toes.  you could punch holes around the edges of the leather shapes and just handsew them on.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2004 01:52:31 PM »

Then again with the felt thing, it bleeds in the wash.  Fleece is just as squishy, won't bleed in water, and like felt, doesn't need hemming.  You can get fleece remnants for like 50 cents!
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2004 08:10:53 PM »

Love the fleece idea.  I picked up a small sheet of needlepoint canvas and cut it to size.  Now I am going to add a layer of fleece or foam for the sole and cover it with purty fabric.  What in hell should I use for the non slippiness?  I was playing with the idea of sewing rubber no-slip pads on the bottom, but if anyone has a better idea, post away!  I promise when they are finished I will post a photo!
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2004 11:56:33 PM »

If you use that poly felt, it doesn't run. Cheap and easy.
As for making the bottoms non slippy I use puff paints. I just dot on or sgiggle on puff paint and it makes the bottoms pretty. Way cheaper than buying the special nonskid stuff you can get.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2004 07:27:08 AM »

The puff paint thing is a great idea.  My mom used to do that to the bottom of our ski socks so we wouldn't wipe out while walking through the kitchen.
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