House slippers for me and my sister

We enforce a no shoe policy in our house.  We make just about everyone take their shoes off, very rarely allowing anyone to wear them in.  If someone does get in the house with shoes, the kids are sure to insist they take them off.   For one, we have dark etched cement floors that show every little bit of dirt that comes in.  So, this helps with decreasing the number of times we have to clean the floor, which is still a lot. Also, who knows what people are stepping in.  Since I work in a hospital I am extra paranoid about this.  My work shoes never come all the way in.  It’s just scary and yucky.

I don’t particularly like walking around barefoot and these lightweight cotton slippers are just perfect.  In the past I had been wearing anklet socks, but they are not nearly as cute as these.  I might have to make some in small, medium and large for friends who come over and give me that look that says, “do I really have to remove my shoes?”.

The pattern, by the way, is from Weekend Sewing, by Heather Ross. My slippers are the ones made from the vintage purple/blue/green floral pattern.  I just love them.  Unfortunately they are a bit snug and the heel feels like it’s going to slip off, although it never does.  I might have to fiddle with a pattern a bit to accomodate my big feet.  I also need to get some FOE so that I can make them angry chicken style.  Looks a lot easier than adding the zig-zag trim, which is very cute, but a little bit of a pain.

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20 Responses to House slippers for me and my sister

  1. Awesome!!!! Sooo cute, great job!

  2. Do people really think its weird that they have to remove their shoes? I always thought that was assumed!

  3. These slippers are adorable! We remove our shoes at my house too (though we have 3 dogs, so guests wonder why we bother).

  4. Lydia says:

    Oh my gosh! Those are SOO adorable! I wish I had the patience to make a pair for myself. You did an excellent job!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Love these!I especially like that tree fabric. And your little niece from your last post is too cute!

  6. JD says:

    Serious cuteness. Found you through flickr. I am thinking about these when we clean the carpets next 🙂

  7. Sister Diane says:

    Wonderful! The fabrics you chose are beautiful together, and these look absolutely adorable on your feet. Thanks for sharing!

  8. angela says:

    Brilliant! We have a no shoes in the house rule, too and those little slippers are fabulous…and i wouldn’t ruin my socks.

  9. Morgan says:

    Those are amazing! I must make some now.

  10. brenda says:

    I have Heather’s book so I’ll be making these. They are so cute.

  11. Amanda Pedro says:

    oh, I am so with you on the taking shoes off thing. And I don’t like going bare foot either. You can feel all the crumbs that way. haha

    Thanks for the heads up. Must try these.

  12. Meg says:

    Wow, those are fantastic!

  13. Tricia says:

    FYI — the FOE is addictive.. I was making the girls pj pants with old pillowcases… bags, shirts with ruffle sleeves… get it from the place Amy recommends, and get the grab bag! it’s so much fun!

  14. Heidi says:

    I love these slippers – but when I tried to make them, I fussed and fussed with the pattern and finally gave up. There has to be an easier way!

  15. Matthew C says:

    Lovely slippers.

    I am really glad you have a no-shoes rule. It really does make a difference.

    I have an whole blog on this subkect:Shoes Off at the Door, Please You might like to take a look.

  16. pippin says:

    I love these. I wish I had a sewing machine so I could make some.

  17. Erin says:

    Truly great! Can I post a link on my blog?

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