Rebekah is sharing her Cosy Slipper Boots made using our Newest Pattern in this Crafty Blogger's Club post. You can find more of her makes on Instagram @rebekahcreates
Hi folks and thanks for reading my latest post for the Crafty Bloggers Club.
I had the absolute pleasure of pattern testing the latest pattern from Crafty Sew & So, Slipper Boots! It was exceptionally good timing as my last pair of slippers had begun to deteriorate. Slippers are an all year round necessity for me. Mostly because I have uncarpeted floors and it has to be exceptionally warm for me to go barefoot! These are super cosy and comfortable.
Sarah is a genius at creating kits; the makeup bag is a firm favourite alongside the fabric baskets, I’ve lost count of how many of those I’ve made. Both are excellent for gifts or just handy makes to keep your space organised. So of course when I saw Sarah was designing a new slipper pattern with option to buy the kit to go with it I snatched up the chance to test it.
It was super exciting to receive a beautiful bundle of fabrics and notions through the post. Included was this fabulous terracotta sweatshirt jersey, thick navy fleece for the lining, Bosal In-R-Form foam and craft interfacing. Then, of course, the paper pattern and clear instructions. I chose size 5 to 6 (I’m a 5 ½) and the pair fit perfectly. You can use the paper pattern as many times as you like to create gifts or more slippers for yourself! Though I would recommend tracing the pattern if this is the case as you’ll lose the other sizes if it’s cut out. There were a couple of materials I hadn’t worked with before, namely the bosal and craft interfacing. I was happy Sarah suggested we use the chance to join in an online workshop so she could talk me through the new materials.
I’d not participated in an online workshop before and was a tiny bit nervous. There was no need, It felt just like being in a physical class. An absolute delight and not only because I got the chance to chat with folks outside of my household. Sarah created a relaxed and comfortable environment in which I could ask questions and feel entirely confident in what I was making. Zareen, a fellow shop assistant, made a pair of slippers with faux lambswool and a lovely subtle pink jersey, they were stunning and so professional looking. I enjoyed discovering how the same pattern can become completely different by just changing the fabric choice. Next time I might try using denim for the outer sole for a sturdier feel.
As soon as I'd finished my set I began listing who would like a pair for this Christmas.
They can be made from just over half a metre of fabric. Often I end up having that leftover from making a jumper - matching slippers and top anyone? Be it as a kit or a workshop I highly recommend these set. I’m already looking forward to making my next pair.
Thanks for reading,
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