So I started with a simple project; one that has only taken me a couple of hours to complete previously. The Mary Jane pattern from Ithinksew.com.
old plaid robe dress project and the lining is some insanely thick fleece insulation that someone at a fabric store back in the states suggested I use to line potholders. The Minky itself is rather warm and thick but to be sure that these were ridiculously warm slippers, the eighth of an inch thick insulation seemed like a logical addition. Plus it made them super cushy on the bottom.
- "When cutting minky, be prepared for a cloud of fuzz! Try cutting pieces with a rotary cutter then taking them outside to shake them off, putting them in the dryer on the air dry cycle (NO heat), or keep a vacuum handy to cut back on some of the mess."
- "DO NOT iron minky directly. Instead, place minky face down on a towel and press gently on low heat or steam it. Ironing and high heat will ruin the nap and any embossing in the fabric."
- "Don’t forget to clean your machine’s throat plate, feed dogs and bobbin case often. All that fuzz can get messy and clog the works."
If you are interested in this pattern or any others from Ithinksew, they are having a Christmas sale right now and this is a good time to snag the pattern you've been waiting for.
I love minky! The slippers look so pretty <3ReplyDelete
those look so warm and fuzzy and comfy!!!! is there nothing you can't do?! ;)ReplyDelete
This is inspiring! I have a garage sale 100% wool sweater that I washed to felt. It is now very thick and about 1/4 the original size. I'm thinking I could make some warm and cute slippers from it, line with minky and maybe find an old suede jacket to cut up for soles. Can I just make up my own pattern by tracing around my foot and constructing a top? How many different pieces make up the slipper?ReplyDelete
Ruth, there are just the two pattern pieces to this one. I'm sure you could make your own pattern by tracing your foot and adding a seam allowance. You could also add a strap to keep them on your foot a bit better. I find that as cute as these are, they do slip off a bit more than I would like.ReplyDelete