Some of you had a few questions about the slippers I made from Suzuko Koseki's book Natural Patchwork, so I'll try and answer them here.
The main thing of course with slippers is finding the right size.
I enlarged the pattern by 200% as per the book's instructions and the slippers fit me perfectly.
I am a European size 37 which conversion charts tell me to be US/Canada: 6 1/2 - Australia: 5 - UK: 4
pattern measurements indicate that the length of the sole is 9 1/2" I'm
hoping this will help you determine if your pattern pieces need to be
larger or smaller.
I used a double layer of cotton batting for the soles, which I'm
pleased with. They are nice and warm and still very soft and flexible.
For the bottom soles I used a left over bit of home dec weight canvas,
this is not as slip proof as I hoped. Next time I may try using a rubber
sole if I can find a pair.
I may also try and secure the lining
somewhere in the toe as it's only attached to the opening and slides out
a bit.I think a few hand stitches should solve this problem easily.
Apart from being the cutest pair of slippers I've ever had the fact that they're all cotton allows your feet to breathe unlike the fuzzy synthetic slippers you'd buy in the shops. No smelly slippers ladies, isn't that a big plus?!
If you have any more questions just shoot and I'll do my best to answer them.