Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DIY Slippers

I've kind of been moping around lately because I didn't have any slippers, thinking vain thoughts like, "Why doesn't the world give me nice free slippers?  Can't it see my toes are cold?"

Finally I had a day of recovering from an illness, my feet were cold and I wasn't going anywhere, so I just made myself some slippers.
 They're a little frumpy, but they've grown on me (hard to stay mad at fleece-lined slippers).

I made them following this tutorial.  I made them out of old cord pants, and scrap fleece.  I had to make some adjustments, because I didn't exactly follow the instructions (why? what do I always have against instructions?).  I traced my foot as directed, then gave it an extra 1/4" all the way around, I thought for the hem.  I guess now they're reinforced and stronger, but they'd be more slick and ... aerodynamic... if I had followed directions.

Oh well, next time!  And there will be a next time.  They really came together quite quickly, and I'll definitely be making another pair!  If you want a pair, just trace your foot and send it to me--I'm on a roll!