Over the long winter break last year, I managed to complete a pair of indoor slippers totally out of recycled materials in my stash. Since then I aim to slowly reduce the pile by making something for the home every now and then.
|Half of the items waiting to be recycled|
If you have made indoor slippers or baby booties before, you'd know that it is quite a straight forward process but let me share how I did it.
I use pattern taken from a book in my collection.
1.Trace and cut out pattern.
2. Prepare the pieces - I use knit fabric taken from my girl's baby jammies (puppy print) for the exterior, fleece taken from an old baby jumper (light green) for the back and another fleece (black colour) to add cushion in the slipper.
*You can use felt, denim or anti slip fabric for the back*
3. Sew the flap right side together - turn, press and topstitch
4. Align the centre point, pin the flap to the body (I pin the black fleece together)
|View from top|
|View from the side|
6. To attach the base (light green fleece) to the flap and body piece, sandwich the base on top of the body piece (right side facing). Align and secure with pins.
7. Sew all around and leave small space for turning.
8. Turn, press and stitch the opening close
You are done and the best part is no seam showing and it is machine washable.
However the next time I make another pair, I might insert a shoe insole in-between to have it retain it's shape better.
Any recycle ideas up your sleeves..?