Step 4: Sewing the Upper Ankle Cuffs

It's finally time to assemble the slipper socks!

It's up to you if you want to sew them by hand or machine.  Sewing by hand on sweater felt gives you the ability to sew over the edge, producing an almost invisible seam, but it is time consuming (and I am lazy) so I chose to sew them by machine.

Set your machine to a zigzag stitch.

When sewing slippers together, let the needle penetrate both layers on the zig and fall over the edge on the zag.  This will produce a flatlock like appearance that forms ladder stitches on the outside of the slippers.

Let's get sewing!

Take an ankle piece and fold it in half with the right sides facing together.  Start the seam at the top of the ankle cuff, and stop when you reach the curve of the instep.  Be careful not to stretch the fabric while sewing.  Stretching will cause it to distort and be wavy.   Repeat this step for the other ankle piece as well.  

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<p>You need to change the name of the article. You aren't making felt socks. You are making fulled wool socks. Basically, felting starts from unworked fiber, fulling starts from cloth. You can't felt anything that's already been knitted or woven, you can only full it. Calling this felting is cheating! LOL</p>
Great idea!Thanks:)))
Thanks for the great pattern and the detailed instructions. I am going to use it to make some Uggs out of furry fabric. Btw, instead of using all those magnets, I always use small pieces of clear tape to hold my patterns firmly to the fabric. Then cut through the tape when you cut the fabric. No need to remove the tape from the pattern; it actually reinforces the paper edge. It's especially good for tissue purchased patterns. Thanks!
Thank you so much! I've been searching for a slipper pattern that covers the whole foot and goes up the ankle and yours wins hands-down! Thank you thank you thank you! &lt;3
fantastic! thank you so very much!!
ultra cute! :o
Very very nice!

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