Monday, October 10, 2011

Pardon My French Slippers

We're starting to get cooler weather and naturally i've lost one of the clogs i made last year. i hate cold feet, so i decided to just craft a new pair.
Pardon My French Slippers
I've been wanting to make a pair of French Press Slippers for awhile. they were very easy to knit and seam, but the felting took forever. our water isn't very hot so i think that probably slowed down the process.
Pardon My French Slippers
Pattern: French Press Felted Slippers (rav)
Size: S
Yarn: Cascade 220, 2 skeins
Needles: #15 Knitpicks Zephyrs
Started: October 6, Finished: October 8
Pardon My French Slippers
Rather than knitting the flaps, I knew I wanted to do some embroidery. in the end, i couldn't figure out a good way to transfer a pattern to felt, so i went with simple french knots in 3 different colors scattered on the outsides of the slippers. i used all 6 strands of embroidery floss and wrapped them 4 times to make them stand out.

I also traced around my feet and made padded insoles. i used my favorite butterfly remix fabric, 2 layers of cotton batting, and white scrap cotton for the bottoms. i stitched around the outsides and turned the soles inside out and top stitched around the entire opening (like you would for coasters). i whipstitched the soles to the felted slippers.

i'm also planning to paint some fiber-lok on the bottoms for traction but i haven't gotten around to it yet. these didn't turn out perfectly but they should do the trick to keep my toes warm this fall. i'm entering these in Celebrate Color for October.
Celebrate Color

6 comments:

  1. these are adorable! i especially love the sprinkles of french knots.

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  2. they are so cute and look so comfy on your little feet. i think the sprinkles give them just the right touch also!

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  3. They are gorgeous! :)  I made a bunch of FPS's for family last year for Christmas - it's such an addictive pattern!

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  4. Love! I bet they're so cozy. I adore the french knots you added. I've never done felting, but I love the effect!

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  5. Your feet look so cozy and cute in them!

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  6. Rachel at Stitched in Color Ha10/25/2011 04:41:00 PM

    I've had my eye on these all month, Sarah.  You just may get it again!  The French knots are perfect.

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