Thursday, 29 March 2018

A Surprisingly....

....Woolly post for this time of year but our kitchen floor is still freezing cold and those girls' white socks won't wash themselves. 
 

These are a pair of natty homemade plush slippers using a kit from Prym. You can buy a pair of pre-prepared soles along with a paper pattern all in a little kit. The way you add the top is up to your creative self. There are instructions for crochet, knitted or quilted tops but of course we went for something different - we are a bit like that!


Big Sis had a Jack Wills sweater, albeit second hand, and she loved it - then I seriously shrunk it. We decided the best way to pay homage to her favourite jumper was to turn it into slippers.


You need to trace off the pattern not cut it out otherwise you'll cut the instructions into small pieces - we know because we did that! I ensured that the knitted pattern would be the same(ish) on each foot. Next we lined the boiled wool to stop it feeling itchy and added pull on grosgrain ribbon loops.


Choosing a needle to complete the hand sewing is crucial. It needs to be sharp enough to go through a few layers but have a big enough eye to take some tapestry wool or your chosen thread.


 It took just over an hour to sew them.




 I really would have liked to have been making something more Spring like but there you are - we are still cold!

Thanks for dropping by. Jo xxxx

5 comments:

  1. Jo they are absolutely super I love them. I am also cold not warm enough for me yet and weather set for cold all weekend too.

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  2. Adorable! I had slippers like those for both of mine when they were babies, but I didn't make them myself and now I wish I had!

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  3. These are brilliant! Such a cosy way to make use of a favourite shrunken sweater! The red stitching looks fab.

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  4. They looks adorably sweet slippers. Well done on making them, they look great, Cathy x

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