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  • Anyone know what I can use and where to get?

    I bought a slipper pattern last week as I quite fancied the idea of making us all some slippers out my ever growing fabric heap. The only trouble is I don't know what to get for the soles.
    The pattern says a non slip fabric. I did order some samples of some fake suede type stuff but it seams a bit flimsy for slipper soles.
    Any ideas?

    TIA
    Natalie
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  • #2
    How about those spongey inserts that people put inside shoes to make them comfier.
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    • #3
      look at upholstery fabric as it is much stronger.

      if you plan on selling them then you should put a disclaimer notice on them stating about use on slippery floors etc. (habe a look at some in shops for appropriate wording etc)
      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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      • #4
        What about the stuff they sell in the Range, it's the material backed vinyl material. I think it is used as a table protector so is a white material backing and a patterned vinyl (the one I saw was beige with circles impressed into it) they actually state it as being non-slip.
        Diane
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        • #5
          Some people use suede - of maybe faux suede.

          Melanie

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          • #6
            Thanks for all your suggestions folks. Never thought of looking at upholstry fabrics. Will try that.

            I'm not planning on selling them (although I might do if they are a success ), they are just for my daughters and me so I don't need to worry about legal jargon and stuff.
            Natalie
            website blog

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            • #7
              I'd make the soles double-layered, with some felt, padding, or something thick like that quilted in the middle, if t'were me, or they'll be quite cold to wear...
              Cheers,
              Scorch

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