Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Snappy Slipper & Travel Bag Tutorial - Part 2

If you have not read part 1, you should do so now.  So, now you have the tops pieced and the lining ready to sew.  Place the 2 pieces together and stitch along the top as shown.  Then clip this seam and press toward the lining.  Now stitch a seam about 1/8th of an inch from the seam, this is under stitching and will help keep the lining turned down when you top stitch.  If you are looking for the pattern and can not find it in your local quilt shop, you can buy it here https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/coolcatsandquilts?ref=hdr_shop_menu




Press the seam flat, pressing the lining to the inside, now topstitch.  Now you will crossover the tops, remember that one is to the left and one is to the right.  Now stitch them in the seam allowance to hold together.

Now put your soles together, follow the directions for this in your pattern.  You have 3 layers, pellon fusible fleece, lining and slipper gripper.



Now you will attach the soles to the tops.  Make sure to line up the right top with the right sole and the left top with the left sole. 

 
  1. Now take the sole and place it on top of the slipper.  The slipper gripper will be touching the pieced part of your slippers.  Pin in place, starting by matching the tabs and the center fronts and center backs, then pin all the way around.  If you wish you could baste this seam first.  Now stitch all the way around the slippers, if you like you can stitch again with a small zig zag stitch and cut away any excess to clean up the seam.





  2. After you have finished stitching this seam, turn it right side out.  If the slipper is too wide for your foot, you can take it in on the sides, not  the toe and heel, this will change the size.  Now finish your insoles according to the directions in the pattern, then add the insoles.



 

13 comments:

  1. are you supposed to cut the soles with 1/4" seam allowance also ? I just finished my first pair, and find them way too wide and loose on top.I will try a second pair and tighten the top more when crossing. I like the pattern but will not attempt making the bag......EvaLena

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    1. The 1/4' extra on the foundation for the slipper tops is because when you sew the strips onto the foundation it shrinks up. It does explain that in the pattern. All templates are the right size for the soles and slippers, when pieced.

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  2. I am having a hard time finding fusible pellon fleece. where can I find it? Or do you have it that we can order it from you?

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  3. Cathy if you are looking for the pellon fusible fleece for the sole linings only you can use any fusible interfacing instead.

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  4. where do you find the Foundation by Annie's Soft and Stable. I tried Jo Anns fabrics and they have never heard of it. Thank you Sherri

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    1. You can also use car headliner fabric find it at Jo Anns where they sell drapery lining.

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    2. I heard that before, although I do not know what that is.

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  5. Once you attach the lining to the pieced tops of the shoes and press, understitch, and top stitch, the bottom of the lining doesn't reach the bottom of the pieced tops, is this normal?

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    1. It should reach, if they were both cut out the same size, you may have to press it down, the soft and stable is thicker and it may look like the tops are too short, but they are the same size.

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  6. I can't tell from the pattern or here if you trim the remaining edge off where you added the 1/4" to the stabilizer or if you just leave it as is.

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  7. Yes, it tells you in the pattern to use the template to trim themdown after you have done the decorative stitching.

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  8. The insole is just placed inside the slipper?

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  9. I can't find the Snappy Slippers Tutorial Part 1 on your website. The only one that comes up is Part 2. Can you help me find it?
    Thanks, Patsy

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