Almost a year ago I made myself a pair of Samantha women’s shoes from ithinksew. To say that those are my most worn self-mades is probably an understatement. I’ve worn them every single day when I was at home, except when I was in the shower or in bed. They’re not the most elegant footwear but they are comfortable and warm and that’s exactly what I want when I’m at home.
Not so surprisingly, the lining of that pair is wearing out and they’ve gotten a little dirty. Time for a new pair! I made exactly the same size as last time. This time I used the quilt as you go method to make the outside using Hobbs 80/20 batting, denim scraps (from old pairs of jeans, yay for recycling!) and Güttermann Sulky variegated thread. For the lining I used a thick polar fleece. The sole is again made from slipper gripper fabric. I can highly recommend this product. I haven’t slipped once wearing my old pair.
When I was quilting the outside I wasn’t so sure I would like the final product but I’m quite pleased with how the patchwork and variegated thread looks on these shoes. I’m sure they’ll get worn just as much as the old pair.
My boyfriend took a picture of me as I was quilting the fabric for these shoes. As you can see it’s not just my feet that I like to keep warm and toasty…
What a fab idea for pressies, I think there’ll be a few pairs in my families Christmas stockings this year, and mine! 😃
Good idea! They don’t even take that long to make. I think this pair took me around 3 hours, including the quilting.
Where did you find the sole gripper fabric? That’s been my problem! Thank you!
I bought mine from Amazon.de, but I had a quick look and Amazon.com should have them too!
Oh! Thank you! Somehow, don’t think to look for fabric there. 😉
I can’t remember how I ended up on Amazon for this product, perhaps Google? It comes in two sheets per package and I can make a pair for myself out of one sheet and have some left over for tiny baby shoes.
Sure enough, it’s on amazon. Then I checked a couple U.S. sites, and they’ve both got them! So my desert is over – thanks to you! And they come in colours! Whoo-hoo! Can’t thank you enough for making your slippers-that-grip, and sharing! xx
Love the variegated thread. Very clever. It’s a great pic of you happily sewing : )
I had the camera lying on the desk because I was taking some progress pictures and he just grabbed it and took some. I don’t think I have other pictures of me sewing.
I think you shoudn’t be so hard on yourself saying there not elegant. I think they look great.
My husband wears his slippers in the garage, the look of those is definitly NOT elegant.
Haha, yes. I suppose I’ve just had more elegant (bought) ones in the past.