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Treat Your Tootsies in the New Year

January 6, 2013

I always like to start a new year with new slippers for some reason. First, it's a way to treat myself while also working through my scrap stash, and second, it just feels nice to start the year with fresh lounging kicks. I'm one of those people who almost never goes barefoot, so good slippers to wear around the house are essential. Also, because these are items for wearing at home, I can be as silly as I want.

My first pair of 2013 slippers was made with some leftover zebra minky. I used this fab Kwik Sew pattern (which I reviewed previously here on the blog). I love it because it goes together quickly and you can color block your slippers if you want. I made one small addition to the design by adding a Mary Jane strap out of Riley Blake elastic lace.

1-slippers.jpgFor my second pair of slippers, I actually used a pattern I made a while back from an old pair of slippers that were falling apart. I just went at them with my trusty seam ripper to pull them apart, laid the pieces flat, and traced around them to create the pattern.

For this pair, I once again hit my scrap stash and found a sweet green knit. I have fairies on the brain lately, so I added little puffballs at the toes for some Tinker Bell style. (I am totally taking these on my next Disney trip!) This pair is lined with fleece to be ultra cozy.


3-slippers.jpgThere is no way these will be the only slippers I make myself this year, though. I have a major urge to test out the Pigs in a Blanket pattern from The Quilted Fish, maybe in a pretty damask print.

Like other small projects, there is so much room for creativity with slippers. Do you have a leftover bit of fabric from a favorite project that would be perfect to wear on your tootsies? No time like the present! It's not too late to make a new resolution -- to treat your feet!

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