Give 'em the Slipper


Youngsters will love these holiday pull-ons. Embroider the curlie-cues of Santa’s beard and the jolly facial features. For more ideas on making embroidered slippers, see "Give 'em the Slipper" in CME's Quilting & Embroidery fall 2006 issue (click here to order this issue).

Supplies

  • Timber Lane Toasty Toes slipper pattern
  • Yardage and notions listed on pattern
  • 1/3 yard of 45"-wide white fabric
  • 9"x12" pink washable felt piece
  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • Two 1/2"-diameter white pompoms
  • Lightweight polyester batting
  • Paper-release fusible web
  • Fabric or craft glue
  • Embroidery, bobbin and sewing thread
  • Embroidery design on your choice for face and beard/hair
  • Embroidery
  • Hoop the white fabric and batting and embroider the allover design for Santa's beard and hair. Repeat the steps to make a second set.
  • Hoop the pink felt with tear-away stabilizer and embroider two faces.

Construction

Note: The measurements given are for size small slippers; adjust for larger sizes.

  • Trace the toe of the slipper pattern 5" deep at the center front (A). Use that pattern to cut two beard pieces from the embroidered white fabric.
  • Cut two pink ovals for faces using the pattern (B), centering the embroidery on each.
  • Cut two red fleece hats using the pattern (C).
  • Press under 1/4" at the upper edge of the white embroidered fabric and position on the slipper toe. Slide 1/4" of the hat lower edge under the pressed edge. Edgestitch the upper fabric pressed edge in place securing the hat in the stitching; continue stitching the toe edges together.
  • Finish constructing the slipper following to the pattern guidesheet.
  • Glue a pompom to the hat point underside and tack the hat to the slipper 1 1/2" below the point.

Design

Santa beard: Embroidery Resource, All-over and Everywhere!, swirlies
Santa face: Husqvarna Viking, Disk #19, design 27 (small)

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