Intro: Sewing Spa Slippers
Humans need shoes for walking.
These spa slippers are for treating tired soles that like to relax, maybe after a refreshing shower or at the spa, or simply stepping around the house in style!
Treat your feet with these fluffy soft micro-fleece luxurious embroidered spa slippers, available online exclusively from Everywear!
This is the perfect gift to get for yourself, your sweetheart or your mom!
Or...now, you can make them yourself, just follow these instructions!
A download pattern can be found at BurdaStyle, free, just sign up:
Step 1: What You Need
Look through your fabric piles: find fleece, or other fluffy comfty fabric.
You'll need a sewing machine, needles, pins, thread and scissors.
For the sole, some anti-skid fabric is ideal, it will prevent you from making skates instead of slippers.
For a soft sole, some sponge or rubber and fusible interfacing for stiffness.
For the trims you'll need double folded bias tape.
Paper is good for the pattern, and a pencil for drawing the pattern.
Step 2: Pattern and Cutting Out
Transfer the pattern onto the paper.
Check that it fits, by stepping onto the sole pattern piece. It's got to be long and wide enough around your sole.
There's an oval for the sole, and half and oval for the upper layer.
Size: 8-9 US (38-39 European)
Length = 10" (26cm)
Width = 4" (10cm)
Top Length = 6" (16cm)
Sole - left and right
Upper - left and right
Left and right sole out of fleece, rubber sponge, fusible interfacing, anti-skid fabrics
Left and right upper layer out of fleece
Step 3: Embroider
Bias trim by itself can act as a contrasting detail on any item. For even more embellishment, instead of simply sewing a straight stitch to attach the bias tape, I chose to go with a repeating embroidery motif in contrasting thread, as a highlight.
Sew two or more more lines of the same embroidery motif, in mirror view and contrasting thread over the fabric.
This creates an interesting embellishment for a simple fabric.
Embroider as you like the upper layer of fleece, and trim the straight edge with the bias tape.
Step 4: Assemble
Iron on the sole fleece, on the wrong side the fusible interfacing.
Do this for both left and right sole.
Place the anti-skid fabric face down.
Put the corresponding rubber/sponge over it.
Lay on top the fused fleece, with the interfacing facing down and the right side of the fleece face up.
Place the upper layer on top, position it on the front tip of the sole.
Pin it in place around the edges.
Repeat for the other sole.
Machine sew around with a simple straight stitch.
Step 5: Trim With Bias Tape
Attach the bias tape and sew it around the sole. Do the same with the opposite shoe.
And there you have it!
Instant spa slippers, made easy!
For even more fun, try adding a little light in the front tip, like the one you put to your key chain. So when you step it lights up! It will help find your way around the house in the dark at night.
Or put a vibrating mechanism with batteries inside the sole, so you get a good foot massage. Make sure you leave room to change the batteries...