Auntie Sceb

Paper crafting my way to an apocalypse scrapbook with some knitting sewing and cooking thrown in.

Sewing Slippers Part 2

I have completed the slippers after seven hours!  Did I mention I’m an amateur sewer? I was using a John Lewis Mini which is not bad but struggled getting through several fabric layers this resulted in it jamming a few times and the stitching going askew so had to be unpicked!!

I couldn’t get my markers or fabric pen to show up on my fleece so I just pinned and cut.

Cutting out for slipper

For the uppers you may want to consider pattern placement.  I couldn’t as I didn’t have enough fabric!  I had to fit one upper into the other as with my first attempt I couldn’t fit two onto my fabric (I think it was a fat quarter).

Slipper pattern layout

Pretty Prudent says leave hole on heel of lining.  I sewed as she suggested but could not work out how to turn it right sides so I unpicked a bit of outside pulled inner through then sewed outer through a small hole in the liner.  There probabaly was an easier way but I couldn’t find it!

Pulling slipper through Slipper pulled through

I got my sister to try on the slippers and found they only just fit (she is a large UK 6) – so NO ELASTIC required!  I attempted to do a decorative top stitch but the sewing machine couldn’t handle the bulk of the fabric so I skipped that too.  So I could have handstitched them after all but then it might have took even longer (though not so hard to unpick)!  This is the Sock Stop on the base – difficult to look pretty but hopefully will prevent accidents.  What I hadn’t checked is that Sock Stop takes up to 12 hours to dry – so don’t attempt to use for a last minute gift!

Sock Stop on slipper bottoms Sock Stop close up

The finished slippers:

Finished home made slippers by Auntie Sceb

Here is my sister modelling them:

Slippers made by me Auntie Sceb

Here’s the pattern from Pretty Prudent if you missed it in Part 1 http://www.prettyprudent.com/2010/10/baby-kid/how-to-make-fabric-slippers-with-free-pattern-2/

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Sewing Slippers

I’ve been wanting to make some slippers for a long time. My sister has been looking for some ‘ ballet shoe’ type slippers but hasn’t had any luck.  As it’s her birthday I thought I would finally give it ago though I bought the materials a while back.  I will be using Pretty Prudent’s pattern and tutorial http://www.prettyprudent.com/2010/10/baby-kid/how-to-make-fabric-slippers-with-free-pattern-2/ which is for a size 9 (US) 7 (UK).  My sister is a large 6 (UK) but this pattern uses elastic so I think it should be ok.  I chose this pattern because the elastic should help with the fit and it included using an insole which will make them more sturdy and look more professional (I hope).  Instead of ‘slipper gripper’ which is a non slip fabric I’m using ‘sock stop’ which is like a paint you dab on to make non slip, this is just because it worked out cheaper at the time of purchase.  You should definately use something though as slippers can be very slippy!  The butterfly fabric is by Red Rooster ‘Kiyomi Butterflies’ and I am using some fleece I got cheaply off eBay.

Just to note I am an amateur sewer (is that even a word?) so if this goes wrong please blame me not Pretty Prudent!!

So to start I’ve checked the tutorial to make sure I have everything!!!

Equipment to make slippers   Insoles Elastic   Paper scissors and fabric scissors Pins  Needle and cotton  Pretty Prudent's slipper pattern  Sock Stop

Red Rooster Fabric Kiyomi Butterflies

So I’ve got everything ready.  I was planning to hand sew the slippers as they are fairly small but I realised the top stitched channel for the elastic will look much neater if done on a machine.

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Beaded Angels

I’ve been busy making beaded angels.  Here are some I made today.  They make nice little gifts particularly when people are having a rough time.

Beaded angel by Auntie Sceb    Beaded angel by Auntie Sceb Beaded angel by Auntie Sceb    Beaded angel by Auntie Sceb

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Teacher Gifts – Beaded Bookmarks

I said the other day I had made cards ready for my nephew leaving his school to go to ‘big school’.  Here is some bookmarks I made to give as gifts.  I know that a lot of people don’t read books now and tend to go for e books but my hope is that teachers still have to read text books etc.  These ones I’ve tried to make gender neutral as there are quite a few male teachers/assistants.

These were pretty cheap to make though a little more than what I’d normally pays as I got supplies from the UK instead of China as needed them fairly quickly.  I think they are effective because they are all a little different so there is a personal feel.

Beaded bookmark fot teacher by Auntie Sceb   Beaded bookmark fot teacher by Auntie Sceb

Beaded bookmark fot teacher by Auntie Sceb    Beaded bookmark fot teacher by Auntie Sceb

Beaded bookmark fot teacher by Auntie Sceb    Beaded bookmark fot teacher by Auntie Sceb

I also did a few keyrings as an alternative.

Beaded keyring fot teacher by Auntie Sceb

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I won another craft prize this time with Docrafts

I won the April prize draw with Docrafts.  I can’t believe it.  Two prizes within a month when normaly I don’t win anything.  I guess the saying is right.  ‘ You have to be in it to win it’

Nature's Gallery 1  Nature's Gallery 8

Nature's Gallery 7 Nature's Gallery 6 Nature's Gallery 5 Nature's Gallery 4 Nature's Gallery 3 Nature's Gallery 2

It includes:

Nature’s Gallery

A6 Cards and envelopes

Tissue paper

3D Birds

A4 Decoupage

Label stickers

Alphabet stickers

Stamps

Adhesive crocher border

12″ x 12″ Double sided paper pack

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I Won a Prize From Quick Cards Made Easy!!

I can’t remember the last time I won anything but recently I have entered lots of crafty competitions. Some challenges and others prize draws.  This was a prize draw – £1000 Stampin’ Up Painted Petals Giveaway from Issue 136 ( a share of £1000 NOT £1000!).

I got a pad of patterned paper and two inks stamps:

Painted Petals

Edited 10/5/15.  I’ve just received ‘Part 2’ of my prize.  I thought something was missing but didn’t know it was coming in two parts.   So I got loads of wooden stamps too!!

Painted Petals Stamps

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