Nifty Little Slippers

Sorry no pattern this time. I made these from patterns in my favorite felting book, Knit One, Felt Too. I used yarn from my feltiest Shetland and modified the slippers by needle felting layers of dyed locks. The needle felting made the slipper substantial, almost like a shoe. The bottom is coated with bright yellow plastic coating as explained in a previous post. It has a sort of hippie look…

Embellished with needle felting
Coated with plasti-dip

 
The plain Jane before dressing her up a little


Next I made a pair of slippers for my daughter. This is a different pattern from the same book. It is so easy and works up quickly. It is the felted version of a pattern that was popular in the ’50s. Theirs was done in a cute checkerboard fashion with little felted balls for decoration. I just knit it from natural colored Shetland wool. I then knit a big square with yarn from a dye job gone wrong, felted it & cut soles to add to the bottoms. We know how fast the bottoms wear thin. Plus the additional sole makes them cushy & warmer on our cold floors.

Side view

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Nifty Little Slippers — 2 Comments

  1. If you make the sole have her standing in the slippers on top of the sole material & draw the outline. I didn’t do that, just guessed. I guessed a tad bit too narrow and they aren’t as comfortable as they could be.

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