Monday, January 19, 2015

Pattern Review- Snappy Slippers and Travel Bag

It has been mighty cold here in Western New York for the last few weeks...much colder than usual.  When the temps are around zero and the wind is howling I go looking for slippers.  It seems that if my feet are toasty, the rest of me doesn't feel so bad.   With that in mind, last week I pulled out a neat pattern from Cool Cat Creations.

These Snappy Slippers with travel bag can be made with charm squares.  Have I mentioned that I have a serious problem with my ever expanding collection of charm squares?  Finally!  A cute use for one pack in my stash!  Unfortunately, when I made these, I wasn't thinking about blogging about the pattern so I didn't take any photos in progress.  I will try to give you the highlights from memory...

You will need one charm pack or 40- 5" squares plus one yard of a compliment fabric; fusible fleece; an 18" zipper; non slip sole fabric and Annies Soft and Stable (or a similar product).  You will also want freezer paper or some other pattern paper for tracing the templates for the slippers.  I was a bit unsure of what size to make...I didn't want to put all that effort into making the slippers and then have a fit issue.  I chose my normal shoe size and (yahoo!) they fit!  Ladies sizes 5-11 are included so you will be able to make these for all of your friends.

The directions in the pattern are excellent.  As you can see from the photos, the slippers are made with varying strips.  These are applied to the Soft and Stable using a "Quilt as you go" method.  If you have never done "Quilt as you go", click HERE for a helpful tutorial.  The slippers also have a padded insole so they are soooo comfy and the no slip sole will keep me on my feet.

I thought the illustrations were accurate and very helpful....especially the ones labeling the left and right.  Nobody wants to end up with two left slippers!  I have to admit that the travel bag sold me on this pattern.  I am going to feel so classy on my next trip with my slippers in a matching bag!

Look for this pattern at your local quilt shop.  You will love it!  Now I think I will just kick back and think about my next sewing project.....


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