For the third Sew Along of 2016, we will be making slippers!
Slippers can be wonderful for wearing in a historic house, warming the feet on a chilly morning or letting the feet relax in the evening.
There are numerous styles to choose for slippers:
- Quilted silk
- Berlin Work
Here is a resource page to get you started on your slipper project planning.
Options for soles can include:
- Soft leather
- Sole leather
- Painted canvas
My Slipper Project:
I already have two pair of quilted silk slippers. The first is a comfy blue pair with canvas soles. I think I was in NM when I made these.
The next are the green slip-on quilted silk. These were made a few years back. The originals, in a beautiful red, are in the Buffalo-Erie Historical Society.
I know I want to make a pair other than quilted. But, I don’t know which. Part of me wants to do a Berlin work style, or at least some type of needlework. Patriotic styles appeal in this case.
I also have a dense black wool that would be oh-so-warm and comfy. These would work nicely for an applique pair. I’ll be sharing a couple of those ideas next.