2 Banana Peels

My slippers are probably the item in my wardrobe that gets worn the most. They are on my feet constantly the entire time I am in the house.

About a year ago, I drafted a slipper pattern that works for me. I made one pair that was a little too tight, then got it right with the second pair. Yesterday, I took apart one of that pair to make myself some new slippers.

I used some scraps that I had around. The upper is a purple cotton velvet in an upholstery weight, lined with polar fleece. The sole is leather salvaged from a leather jacket that I bought at a tag sale ages ago. The insole is 2 layers of wool. There’s a wool melton left over from a cape that I made, and cashmere salvaged from socks. I love cashmere socks, but they just don’t last. When the feel are entirely worn through, I save the rest for other projects, like this one.

Here's the "before" picture of my old slippers

Here's the slipper after I've been wearing it for a year or so.

leather soles




  1. Posted January 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Very resourceful Claudine!
    I am impressed and inspired to hang onto all sorts of materials for re-use like this.

  2. Posted January 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Everything you do is impressive!
    It’s always neat to see what you are making!

  3. Posted January 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Slippers on are on my ever growing list of things I must make one day. They are one of those things that I really hate spending money on, especially when I have drawers full of scraps that would be perfect.

2 Trackbacks

  1. By GPOYW Feb 8 2012 « Adventures in Couture on February 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

    […] trousers blogged here cardigan blogged here slippers blogged here Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was written by Claudine, posted on […]

  2. By Me Made May 2012! « Adventures in Couture on May 31, 2012 at 9:05 am

    […] Shorts that I made but did not blog about; shirt that I tie-dyed myself; slippers blogged here: https://couturearts.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/2-banana-peels/ […]

Post a Comment

Required fields are marked *


%d bloggers like this: