Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fabulous Free Pattern Friday

Welcome to Friday!! I'm really giving you a free pattern today, Yea!!!!!!!!! Make sure and read all the way to the end.
Last winter I came across this slipper in a catalog. I liked it, especially for traveling, but look at the price. The $26.95 was not the price for two, it was the price per pair of slippers if you bought two. I don't think so. As I looked at them I thought, how hard can this be? As it turns out, not hard at all.
My finished slipper.
As I said, they are great for traveling as they fold flat and take up no space in a suitcase.  
The slippers that were advertised just had fleece on the bottom. I used the Slipper Gripper on mine. Really works great. 
For the slippers you will need a package of Slipper Gripper. There is enough in the package to make two pair of slippers. You will also need no more than 1/2 yard of fleece. Check out the remnant bins at the fabric store and be inventive.
 Cut 2 soles out of Slipper Gripper.
 Cut 2 soles out of fleece.
 The layer of fleece will be against your foot and inside the slipper.
 Cut 2 sock extensions. Serge the top of the sock extension as you see above and below.
 Fold the sock extension in half and serge the center seam.
 Cut 2 of the toe caps and serge them to the sock extensions as you see below.
 The slipper is beginning to take shape.
Now match the soles to the top of the slippers. There will be ease in the slippers so pin in place before serging.

 Fold down the top edge of the slipper about 1".
 Zigzag over the serged edge.
 The slipper is complete.
 
If the slipper is too large, you can always go around it with another row of serging and just come in as much as will make a comfortable slipper for you.
So....the pattern is FREE!!! If you would like to have the pattern, just email me, sewbussted@yahoo.com, and I will send you a PDF copy. You do not need to be a follower of the blog. I would love it if you were, but it is not necessary. There are 3 sizes on the pattern. The medium size was the slipper I originally made for myself. I wear an American size 7 shoe. The medium size would fit a size 8 as well. I sized the pattern up so that it would fit my husband. He wears a men's size 10 shoe. The slipper is definitely large enough to accommodate a men's size 11 as well. I sized the slipper down to a small. You may need to tweak it a bit, but I think you can make it work. If by chance you don't have a serger, you can always zigzag the edges. These make wonderful gifts. They are so fast to make, less than an hour for the pair, cut to finish. They would also be wonderful as items to sell in a bizarre.
Enjoy!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Rhonda, I'd love the pattern, thank you! Mom used to knit all winter long to keep us all in slippers. I miss Mom and her slippers, and alas must now make my own. I'm a serious slipper gal, and usually buy throw-always from the clearance at Target just for travel. I like your idea better.

    My email: Satinbirddesigns (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you! I'm seeing a red fleece pair in my future...

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  2. Wow, Rhonda, these are adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing another free pattern.

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  3. Great idea. My email is on its way!!!

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  4. Great idea for warm slippers!! Not only a great idea, but very inexpensive. Thanks s much

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  5. Fantastic! I laughed when I saw this post because I tore that same photo out of (probably) the same catalog, thinking, "What?!! $27??!! I could make that for less than $5 in about 30 minutes!!" Well that catalog page is still in my Ideas folder (I checked) but I've been too busy with other things to figure it out. Thank you for offering up the pattern! I predict that many of my friends and family will now receive them for Christmas! I'll shoot you an email shortly.

    Thanks!

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  6. Looks pretty easy - and for those of us with always cold feet a real life saver. Will be good for gifts too. Thanks for coming up with it. Email will be on its way.

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  7. I'm thinking Christmas gifts - thanks Rhonda.

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  8. Very cute! If you can't find gripper fabric, fabric paint works well on the bottom. It will not work if you use fabric softener (ask me how I know?).

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  9. Fabulous!! I'm making at least 6 pairs for Christmas presents. Yeah, I can't wait.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Adorable. Christmas presents... yeah! I'm thinking I'll do a self-drafted adaptation, but thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. These look so cute and comfortable!

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  12. Hi, I didn't read far enough in your blog and now see it's a PDF------. They are so cute and I still have time to make them for Xmas!!!!! Thanks

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  13. wooaw these look so nice and very comfotrable :)

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  14. woaw these are adorable soooo nice :)

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  15. Just a note to let you know I've finally made the slippers (for gifts this holiday). You can see my "test" versions and a final pair on my blog. Thanks again!

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    1. Did I email a pattern to you, or did you get your pattern from the Sew News site?

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    2. From Sew News. Do you have difference sizes in your PDF?

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    3. I do. They still need to be tweaked for sizing, but at least it gives you a good running start. Email me and I'll Send you a copy. sewbussted@yahoo.com

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