|The beautiful forest in Norfolk. Seriously, what could be better!?|
|Beeches are my favourite. It used to be oaks until I was more exposed to beech forests.|
|I have always had a fascination with mushrooms in the wild!|
|Oh wow, what a pop of colour|
|I think that we have to agree that Norfolk is a bit nice :-)|
|Not begging for Christmas....honest 😀|
|Look at those colours!|
This is a very simple pattern and here is the template that I designed. They are cut quite high on the instep because otherwise, they can slip off but don't worry, there is plenty of stretch.
|The part of the upper where you put your foot in is cut deliberately small because it is easier and better practice to cut this to fit. It is easier than putting it back I found!|
|Looking more like a Norman helmet now!|
My scarf wasn't very wide so I cut two uppers and joined them with a zig-zag stitch. If you have more room to work you could just cut on the fold if your fabric isn't too bulky.
|Cut the foam interfacing a wee bit smaller than the the leather and wool sole layers. It looks a bit unsightly peeking out from the side of the soles when you are finished.|
The soles were a mixture of leather on the bottom, some style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline) and then some wool felt for the inner lining.
You don't need to line the slipper itself.
|Place the upper onto the sole and then sew the edge. Here again, the felt will not fray and it looks quite nice to have the edges exposed and unfinished. Just give them a trim.|
I made a leather layered flower for the instep too- This is a lovely Sizzix die from Tim Holtz (Tattered Florals) and it cuts beautifully through the leather.
A snowflake button completed the picture.
So toasty toes now and Autumn can throw all of its beauty my way!
I am off to make Halloween cards now.
See you next time