Wednesday, June 29, 2011

...Frual Slipper Makeover...

...y'all know that it's still pretty chilly in ND...

...and you also probably know that I wear slippers almost all the time to keep my trotters warm...

...the boys had given me these Old Navy slippers for Christmas - not last year but the year before...I love them - they're easy-on/easy-off and pretty much non-slip...and they have great knitted detail on the top...

...they had some sort of faux suede soles that I wore out...but instead of trashing them - I thought I'd get some more wear out of them by simply replacing the soles...

...I had gotten the scrap of rust coloured vinyl (about 1/4 of a yard) at the same Church Basement Sale that I got the yarn for 5 - I also used a tiny bit of this vinyl for 5's eye patch...I just traced around the soles and cut two new ones...

...then I just lined it up with the bottom of the slipper and 'stitched in the ditch' all the way around...

...my machine didn't like sewing the vinyl - too sticky I guess - bad for sewing but good for traction...so I just put a piece of newspaper from the recycle bin underneath...

...then I just peeled the paper off...

...to reveal my brand new soles...

...easie peasie - only cost a quarter for the vinyl and about 5 minutes...I have them on right now and hopefully I'll get another year's wear out of them...

...so what have you refurbished lately?...

6 comments:

  1. hey - cool shoes...nah, i haven't done any work in the past three weeks!!

    love, k

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  2. That is another great idea from you that I will be borrowing.
    I have been taking old skirts, saving the buttons in my button jar, and cutting the material for a quilt, the one I plan on starting 'one day'.

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  3. Nice job. I have the opposite problem. I have some slippers (same style as yours) where the top fabric is wearing out and I'm trying to figure out how to replace it and keep the soles. If you've ever written a blog post about that, let me know!

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  4. I like this design of slipper, I had to replace mine for a hospital visit last year. They are nice and easy to wear.

    Good soles!

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  5. That's so smart! I had slippers like that years ago, I loved them. Wish i had been that resourceful.

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