These quilted slippers are from “Gifts You Can Sew” Book No. 11. (1942) With a little thought and some scraps of fabric these can be brought up to date to make a perfect gift (ladies bedroom slippers) for any occasion.
Today with so many demands on the budget, many a generous impulse has to be vetoed. Money is tighter than ever but the birthdays and holidays still come around. This free pattern lets you still keep giving to the loved ones without breaking the budget.
This gift won't take a great deal of experience or time to make up. And you can do them for any size you want. The quilted slippers can easily be made from scraps into beautiful slippers for ladies or young girls. Add some imagination and rickrack and you will have a unique gift from this vintage slippers pattern.
MATERIAL . . . Percale or Chintz, plain and printed -- scraps; Denim scraps; Cotton Batting or Heavy Woolen-scraps; J. & P. Coats Fine Percale Bias Trim in contrasting colors; Elastic (3/8 inch wide ) -16 inch.
DIRECTIONS FOR CUTTING ...(Pattern is below)
Sole-3 pieces, Pattern No. II, 1 plain percale, 1 denim, 1 cotton batting (or several thicknesses of woolen material); (tip: you can find wool at a thrift store in an old coat. Cut it apart for many pairs of slippers and, or to line pot holders)
Top-3 pieces, Pattern No. 111,1 plain percale, 1 printed percale, 1 cotton batting;
Ties-2 pieces of printed percale, each 12" x 2".
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING . . .
Place. Batting (or woolen) between pieces of Sole and also between pieces of Top. Baste layers together and machine quilt (see Fig. 4 above).
Bind edges of both pieces with Bias Trim.
Next, top stitch another piece Bias Trim over original binding around rounded edge of Top (on printed side), turning under 1/2" at each end.
Baste Top to upper side (percale) of Sole, matching center fronts. Whip free edge of Bias Trim to under (denim) side of Sole.
Fold 12" x 2" strips in half lengthwise (right side inside). Stitch along 12" side. Turn. Insert 8" of elastic in each and whip ends to Top at each side of center notch (see sketch).
Note: To make patterns for these quilted slippers actual size, transfer diagrams as shown to large paper marked with 1 inch squares. One small square equals 1 inch square.
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