Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sole Comforts

I love experimenting with Texture Magic. I can see so many possibilities for this product. It can be used on anything fabric from quilts to bags and even clothing.
I saw this slipper pattern and thought Texture Magic would look wonderful on the top.

This is an easy pattern and the slippers made up rather quickly.

Sole Comfort by Favorite Things Pattern Designs

First I put the Texture Magic to wrong side of my fabric and pinned it in place. I then stitched a grid system on the front. This fabric made it easy to follow a design for the stitching. I just sewed in between the dots.

You can see the stitching completed on the front and the back.
Next I applied steam to the Texture Magic side. Within a few seconds the fabric began to curl. Using an up and down movement I went across the fabric until it all went completely flat. Once it lays flat, you know it's done shrinking.

Look how fun this fabric looks shrunk with Texture Magic. I wish you could reach through the computer because it's so fun to touch.

Next I cut the piece out that I needed for the slipper front.
If you want to know how much fabric to allow for your pieces, Superior Threads offers a Conversion Chart on their web site HERE.

I think the bows on the end of the toes are just the right touch.

These slippers are very soft and pliable.

For the bottom soles you use Jiffy Grip, a non-skid fabric.

These would make wonderful presents. With Christmas coming up, I plan on making several pairs.
I also thought they would be fun to put with matching pajama bottoms.

The tops can be decorated with all kinds of fun things.

The pattern comes in three sizes: Adult, Children and Infants.
Texture Magic can be ordered through Superior Theads, or check at your local Quilt Store.


Nat Palaskas said...

Nedra, I can see all your family and friends will get them slippers for Xmas! Great gifts to make - hugs Natima

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

These are beautiful slippers, you have done a great job, I love how the dots sit perfectly in the middle of their own little hill! Great pressies xo

Janet said...

How gorgeous are those slippers! You're right about the fabric for the orange ones, they came out really neat.

Unknown said...

Who would have thought! Just love them!

Jodi Nelson said...

those slippers are adorable!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Nedra! You need to put some of your cute covered buttons on them!

Carin said...

Darling slippers! That fabric was perfect with the texture magic, it looks like eyes now lol

Jana said...

Look how cute those dots are with the TM! And making slippers???!!! You are amazing!

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm a slipper nut. I usually have 4-5 pairs I wear at any given time and they are all over the house. I have 2 under my desk at home now. Love them. And these are super cute!! The texture magic adds that touch.

Material Mary said...

That was a way fun project. That texture magic really adds an interest to the slippers. FUN FUN

Doreen K. said...

Too cute. You came up with a fabulous idea.

Sherri said...

I love them...and it was so fun to see them in person! I can't wait to make some...thanks so much! I had a great time today...and I just added the Superior Threads blog to my reader!!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

OMG Nedra, they are so cute and I have the pattern, just never have made them. I've worked on a tutorial and my up-close shots just aren't as clear as yours. Love the tutorial.
I'm putting some on a jacket.
Keep Stitchen'

Mel said...

How fun!! I even have this VERY fabric!

I'm glad you are showing more examples of how fun texture magic is!

Dawn said...

I can't believe how cute these slippers are!! I had a great time sewing with you and look forward to doing it again.

2ne said...

Some great slipper you have made, a good idea. Have a great week end

Nikki said...

Nedra, These are adorable! I was thinking they would make Christmas gifts, but I think I'm going to make a pair for myself instead!!