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Project

Monogrammed Slippers

Children will especially adore their personalized pairs, but you can personalize these snuggly slippers to suit any recipient.

Introduction

Covered buttons with delicate lowercase letters (left, top) are embroidered in a satin stitch. Felt patches with satin-stitched initials (left, middle) are tacked to the slippers with French knots. Calligraphic letters embroidered in French knots (left, bottom) have a raised, nubby look. You can also make a monogram without embroidery by tracing the outline of a letter onto felt, cutting it out, and gluing or hand-stitching it to the slipper.

If you're new to embroidery, follow these techniques for the satin stitch and French knot: 

Satin Stitch:

At an angle or straight across, these side-by-side stitches fill in the outlines for a shape. Pull the needle through to front at 1. Insert at 2; pull needle back through at 3, right next to 1. Keep stitches tight and flat for a smooth finish.

French Knot:
These are useful for creating a raised point of interest. Pull needle from back of fabric to front at 1. Holding thread taut with one hand, wrap it twice around needle; insert needle again close to 1, keeping thread taut as needle is pulled through to back.

Materials

  • Felt or melton wool
  • Transfer paper
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Button
  • Buttons (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Draw a circle on a piece of felt or melton wool, then draw a letter in the circle using transfer paper or working freehand.  Remove fabric from hoop, cut out the circle, stretch it over the button (following the instructions from a covered-button kit, available at sewing stores), and catch the edges on the teeth in back. Snap the front of the button to the back half, and sew onto a slipper.

  2. Step 2

    Clip the fabric into an embroidery hoop. With embroidery floss, embroider the letter in satin stitch, French knots, or another favorite stitch.

  3. Step 3

    Remove fabric from hoop, cut out the circle, stretch it over the button (following the instructions from a covered-button kit, available at sewing stores), and catch the edges on the teeth in back. Snap the front of the button to the back half, and sew onto a slipper.

Reviews (14)

  • doxylady9 2 Nov, 2011

    Where can I get those exact slippers?

  • sigridsoto 29 Apr, 2011

    thank you veridica for the link

  • Veridical_Angel 2 Dec, 2010

    Could not find pattern for exact slippers. However, here is one pattern I found. When in doubt, trace your foot and add 1/4 inch seam.

  • mamabera 29 Nov, 2010

    it is so hard to find slippers like this! I see people have been asking since 2008, but can you please post where these slippers were purchased?

  • busyquilter 27 Nov, 2010

    Please let me know where to purchase the slippers or how to sew them. I would like to try several of these options as gifts and I want to get started!
    I'm excited!

  • vjfowl 26 Nov, 2010

    I too would love to have the pattern for these slippers, please!

  • slarivee 14 Nov, 2010

    OOOOO Really would love the pattern to those slippers. What do ya say...Come on...Please.

  • Vaniag 26 Jul, 2010

    Lindos!
    Gostaria do projeto para fazer os lindos sapatos de beb??
    Obrigada

  • DoloresTamar 18 Nov, 2009

    Dittos! Need slipper pattern! Way Cool!

  • Kaziah 12 Nov, 2009

    We all want the pattern for these slippers. They are great!!!

  • Filz 4 Dec, 2008

    I like those slippers. Where can I get it?

  • csrizz 28 Nov, 2008

    I like the slippers where can I find them?

  • katieo46 17 Nov, 2008

    Where can I find slippers like the ones in the picture?