And, here are Finn's slippers!
|Like Bodhi's slippers, used felt cut with pinking shears for tongue and ridge back. Threaded and knotted yarn for eyes.|
The slippers are cute, aren't they--even though I'm using materials that I have on hand. It would be great to go out and buy new fabrics, but part of the hausfrau mentality is using what you've got (ie. penny pinching ;-). I wanted to mention that for the soles of the slippers I used wool felt left over from my turtle project lined with a layer of batting and some soft recycled t-shirt fabric from my shirt project.
These were a little more difficult to make compared to Bodhi's because they are so small. I also think that the batting I used in between the outside and inside fabric made it bulkier and a little trickier to sew. I've made small baby booties before that were not this tricky.
Putting the elastic in around the ankle was almost near impossible for me. I managed to get one seam sewn for the casing and then just gave up on the second seam. I'm thinking that a drawstring might work better at the top the the slipper, then you don't have to worry about sewing up a casing and you could still fold the slippers down or leave them up and they would be snug. Also, pressing your seams is probably a good idea. I did not do this, but tried to finger press instead and trim seam allowances with pinking shears unless you're lucky enough to have a serger.