Posts Tagged ‘Felted Slippers’

Felted Slippers with Flip FLop Soles


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My husband is back in the hospital so no knitting just yet. I happened to have a pair of these slippers knitted and sewn together. I felted them the other morning  and then took the slipper to the hospital and needle felted the design on the top. I bought flip flops and decided to see if they would work for a sole for the bottom. I think they turned out cute. I used the product shoe goo to glue to the sole and they are holding perfectly. I wanted something I could walk down the driveway to get the paper or I will give them to my sister since she goes on their deck in the early morning when it is cold. I bought two other pairs of flip flops in a fuschia  color and a lime color. I only paid 2 dollars for the flip flops at Joann’s. If you want to try this, get your flip flops now since you can’t find them in the winter. I had this idea to try since last year but just now found the flip flops at a reasonable price.

I used Lion Brands Oatmeal color wool. I bought a size M flip flop.

Felted Slippers using Diana Sullivan’s pattern


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If you are going to try felting Diana Sullivan’s sew as you go lined slippers, here are some more suggestions. This is a woman’s medium size. I added four more stitches , two on each side to allow for more felting without getting too narrow. I will add 6 stitches when I do them again. I used tensions 7 and 8, 8 for the outer layer. I was not sure if I had enough cream color to do the whole lining so I just used it when I did the toe shaping. If you make these I would also tell you to stitch the seam closed with a piece of matching yarn so you don’t get lines. I used the seam to needle  felt the stems so they matched. The wool I used was Paton’s.  The roving is a blend of yellow, orange and green giving the petals a different shade from each other. I can’t tell you how light and good these feel on your feet. I think they feel lighter because you don’t feel side seams.  They will be for sale in my Etsy shop and will have rubber circles on the bottom where the ball of the foot and the heel of the toe are so they don’t wear out. In fact, I put the rubber circles on the bottom of the ones I made in brown with the poppy  and you don’t even feel that they are there. These slippers take about 6 ounces of yarn.

Felted Clogs on the Brother with Needle Felting


I tried a new clog pattern by KrisKrafter using two strands of wool. I did the hung hem at the beginning and end. The only thing I did not care for is the thickness of the hem which is the cuff. So………I am going to make another pair and only use a single strand on the cuff. These were much easier to do and less sewing up of seams.(don’t like to sew the seams on sewing machine.) This pair happened to fit a co worker so I told her I would put a design on for her. In fact, I like these colors better than the ones on the pair in my etsy store.

Felted Clog Slippers on the Brother Bulky


These are felted clog slippers that I made on my Brother Bulky machine last night. The lady that sent me this site for the pattern told me they will make nice “dog slippers” for my new puppy! I hope not.

 They are from a pattern called Clog Slippers by Karalyn Rainey. They are the cutest felted thing I have ever made. They fit nice, feel nice, look nice and I will definitely wear them . When I first started the felting the lining kept coming out. When they started to get smaller it stayed inside. I used Paton’s wool, 7 to 8 ounces. I used what I had and the colors are black for the outside and oatmeal for the inside. They were fun to do with a nice result. I plan on making more because I like them so much. And they will keep my feet warm this winter. This pattern is free at http://www.mkgsd.com/free-patterns.html

I don’t like the areas where the color changes so now I knit the first part starting with the hem, then I do half of the heel and change to another color . See the last picture.

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