Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Scrapbusting Slippers

This month’s theme for the scrapbusting sewalong was “itty bits”, namely lengths of fabric of less than a yard. I managed two already, despite having a really nasty cold which meant that I just wanted to be in bed and not even watching the TV, let alone sewing. I didn’t even make birthday cakes for Robert and me, I was that under the weather.
I did however make Robert’s birthday present (out of remnants of calico and some black bias binding left over from another project). For his inner (and outer) geek:Geek Bags
Not surprisingly he uses them to store and transport his collection of cables and his headphones that he takes to church each week.

I have also been experimenting with making slippers – I bought a pattern in the post-Christmas sales, and despite completely messing up my size selection for my first go I think they are not bad.
Apart from some of the wobbly stitching. And the fact that the fabric is a bit thin. But this will all be corrected next time around. This pair is made from a remnant of a sheet which I had already cut up for making aprons, and a pillow case.
On to February with its Love Challenge!

**** UPDATE ****
Here is another pair of slippers which just made it into January - but not gifted until February 2nd, so I had to wait to include them here. Made of some old jeans, remnant of cotton, and a drawstring bag hastily constructed from an old trouser leg.


  1. Those bags are so cool! How did you do the graphics for the headphones and cables?

    1. Thank you! You've made my day. :-)
      The graphics started out as clip art in MS Word - then I resized and printed them onto t-shirt transfer paper and ironed it onto the calico. Have yet to see how durable this is, but as I doubt they'll be going through the washing machine much they should stand the test of time.

  2. roza@oldmeadows..com6 February 2013 at 11:19

    I really like the look of these,specially the dark denim version - brilliant!