How to Make Monogrammed Fleece Slipperscomments (10) January 31st, 2009
These handmade slippers are perfect for Valentine giving—your sweetie will love them. I'm using the Homespun Slipper pattern from Favorite Things. After I finished the project, I searched their website for the pattern, then not seeing it, I checked with them. They told me that they have discontinued this pattern—happily, you can still get the Homespun pattern (and the Jiffy Grip) at Candle on the Hill. This pattern has all the sizes, so you can keep every set of toes on your Valentine's Day list toasty warm! I embroidered a monogram on the outer side front of the right slipper and a small heart on the left (to celebrate V-Day!). They are so quick and fun to make, you may be tempted to make them for all your Valentines! If you're making them for your whole family, an embroidered initial is the perfect way to identify which slippers belong to who! If you don't want to stitch a monogram, you can choose a design that reflects the personality of the feet that will be wearing them! I invite you to visit Favorite Things to check out all their patterns, especially the slippers—if you need a pair for yourself, they have a few pretty styles to choose from, like the Pitter Patter Slippers!
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/3 yard fleece (outside and foot bed of slipper)
- 1/3 yard flannel (lining for slipper)
- 1 package of Jiffy Grip (nonslip material for the soles)
- 1/3 yard Warm and Natural cotton batting (interlining)
If you're going monogram your slippers, you'll need your embroidery machine and supplies:
- Embroidery thread (I used built-in lettering for the monogram)
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Wash-away topper stabilizer such as Solvy from Sulky
- Bobbin thread
If you are going to embroider a monogram or design or both, stitch before you put your slippers together. A great time-saving tip is to cut out the piece that you will be embroidering on, hoop it up, and let it go while you cut out the rest of the pieces. I decided to stitch the monogram on the outer side of one piece. Hoop a tear-away stabilizer and use temporary adhesive spray to adhere the fabric in the hoop. If you are using fleece, put a piece of wash-away stabilizer over the fabric that will be embroidered—that really keeps the stitches from getting screwed up in the nap of the fleece!
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