Thursday, March 18, 2010

Upcycled Fair Isle Slippers

My son loves the throw away slippers we bring back as travel-gifts from planes & hotels. I've been trying to figure out a way to somehow adapt them to be more long-wearing and interesting looking. I've been felting wool sweaters & using them for blankets & thought I'd try making them into slippers. I used some recyled leather for the soles. I glued the sweater onto the leather then straight stitched the tops and bottoms together. I went around the edges with the same satin stitch I use when piecing together scraps. I did a row of single crochet around the top edge. I'm not happy with the way the satin stitch looks. I'm going to think of other ways to finish the edges.