Monday 30 January 2012

Widening Slippers Tutorial

widen slippers tutorial

My gran needed a new pair of slippers for her recent stay in hospital. Her feet had swollen and none of her slippers/shoes fitted her. I looked around the stores but couldn't find any that were wide enough for her.  I decided the only way was to try to have a go myself at trying to widen some slippers.

I bought the cheapest pair of slippers, they only cost £5.00 from Asda (Walmart). I then experimented on them - they turned out great and my gran simply adores her slippers. The best part was that when her swelling reduced, I simply stitched up the gap again with a few stitches, leaving the elastic in place incase of any further swelling incidents!

The photo tutorial below shows you how to do this:
Step 1: Cut down the middle of the front of the slipper.
Step 2: Add strips of elastic to either side. Stitch sides if needed.
Step 3: Decorate the edges using ribbon. Add decoration like buttons or sequins etc.
Step 4: Repeat with other slipper and wear!

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  1. What a great idea Karima! :o) And cute too! xo

  2. so smart my dear!!its a clever idea..thanks for sharing with us :)

  3. oww this is a special tutorial =D thanks for sharing

  4. That is a great idea & you done a awesome job with them!

    Stopping by from the Monday Blog hop. Have a great day!

  5. Hey! I'm found you through the blog hop at mommydigger and I'm following you!
    That's really cool! Thanks for the tip!

  6. This is just so smart!! I have wide feet and one of my kids does, too...this will come in handy. Thanks so much for sharing. Would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new party:

    (your newest follower)

  7. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Love to see yours too, great upcycling projects!

  8. Very nice and so nice for your gran! Saw you on Marvelously Messy.

  9. What a clever solution--and what a nice thing to do for your grandma!

  10. Great idea! I never would've though of this. You are so sweet to do so for your grandma!

  11. So sweet and thoughtful of you to make your gran those slippers Karima! I like how you modified the slippers.

    Anyways, I'd just like you to know that I've added your blog to my blog community. See Blogroll. Most of my blog friends are there. :)

  12. This is such a wonderful idea! My daughter cause use this since we can never find slippers that fit her feet! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  13. You are very creative
    It's a great idea and thanks for the tutorial

  14. Thank you all for your lovely comments - these are really easy to make.


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