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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monster Slippers

I am personally a barefoot person…if at all possible, I am barefoot. This winter, however, has left me with cold feet far too many times and I have actually been wearing my slippers a lot. Since K didn’t have any slippers, I thought I would make him some, and of course they had to be fun, so I ended up with monster slippers…or dinosaur slippers (take your pick).DSCN4900

 

I thought they turned out really cute…my husband slapped his forehead with his hand when I showed him what I had been doing all morning. K laughed hysterically as he ran around poking my legs with his monster toes :).

To make slippers for your own little monster (said with utmost fondness in my voice…), you will need fleece, a sewing machine, and narrow elastic if desired.

  1. Trace your child’s foot on paper. Cut out the pattern with however much seam allowance you prefer around the tracing.
  2. Cut out two fabric feet (with the seam allowance) from fleece.DSCN4892
  3. Measure how far it is from the tip of your child’s toes to where their foot meets their ankle. For K, it was 5 1/2 inches.
  4. Make a pattern for the top of the slipper being slightly longer than your child’s foot, and shaped kind of like a horse-shoe with the tip of the horseshoe being the measurement your found in number 3. See the picture below if that was confusing.DSCN4893
  5. Sew the ends of your top piece together.DSCN4894
  6. Cut out 12 triangles measuring 1 1/2 inches at the base, and 1 3/4 inches long.DSCN4889
  7. Pair up all of the triangles and sew them together except on the base. DSCN4890
  8. Turn all of them right side out and you have your monster toes (3 per foot). DSCN4891
  9. Sandwich the toes between the top and bottom of each slipper, with the base of the toes lined up with the outside of the slipper as shown below.DSCN4895
  10. Sew the top of the slipper to the bottom of the slipper, making sure to catch al of the toes. Trim all of the excess fabric.DSCN4896
  11. Turn right side out and make sure you did catch everything and it lays right. If desired, sew elastic into the back of the slipper so it stays on better.DSCN4897
  12. Slip them onto your monster’s feet and let them loose :)DSCN4905

Thank you Creative Maven for the inspiration!

I’m linking up to Crazy Cute LInk Party @ Between U & Me, Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, What Are Little Boys Made of @ Seven Thirty Three, Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday on Tuesday, Making it with Allie @ What Allie’s Making, Get Your Brag On @ Gluesticks, and Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions.

10 comments:

  1. I love these! I may have to make some for my 3 yr old monster! LOL

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  2. Oh, my boys (heck, my daughter too) would love these! How fun!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks
    www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  3. Those are Stinkin' Cute! Gotta love dino-feet!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  4. Those are too dang cute! I think I am going to need to buy a sewing machine!

    I am a new follower from the Say Hi Sunday blog Hop and would love for you to follow me back :) Have a great weekend, well what's left of it anyway.

    http://lindsaysfamilyreviewsandgiveaways.blogspot.com/

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  5. Those are too cute! They would be perfect for a costume or something. Thanks for sharing. Stopped over from Say Hi Sunday and glad I did. Take care!
    http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the slippers. Will have to try to make some for my little men. Found you on the Say Hi Sunday blog hop. I am now following you. Stop by sometime.

    Jacqui
    www.homesteadbountyblessings.com

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  7. Totally love this! Adding it to Pinterest! :)

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  8. Bookmarking this page! These look awesome and I was just about to bust out the sewing machine!!!
    I'm a new follower...looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    Jessi Greenmamajama

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  9. Bookmarking this page! These look awesome and I was just about to bust out the sewing machine!!!
    I'm a new follower...looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    Jessi Greenmamajama

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