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Jun 25, 2011 12:23:39   #
Grammy Toni
 
Do you all put something on the bottom of slippers or clogs to make them non-slip? I see a lot of older folks with these and it makes me a bit concerned about the safety issue. Most of us don't want to be hobbled up with fractured hips - but I guess it's a way to be able to sit and knit more!?!
 
Jun 25, 2011 12:38:53   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
Some people add puff paint dots.... Some but leather elbow pads to sew on. There is also a material sold in fabric stores for the bottoms of kiddy PJ's. It is white with rubber dots all over. The shelf liner that is like a puffy rubber grid would also do nicely. One long strip down center of sole would probably be adequate.
Jun 25, 2011 18:02:38   #
BoBeau
 
You can get spray-on rubber at the hardware store that is clear. It is sold for stopping rugs from slipping. It works very well, and does not put lumps on the bottom of the slippers.
Jun 25, 2011 18:11:25   #
Sine
 
BoBeau wrote:
You can get spray-on rubber at the hardware store that is clear. It is sold for stopping rugs from slipping. It works very well, and does not put lumps on the bottom of the slippers.

If you Google "anti-slip spray on for rugs," you'll find several brands. You can also use the spray on hangers (to keep your clothes from slipping off), place mats, furniture covers (slip covers) and you can use it on sports equipment grips. It works on all kinds of floors--wood, ceramic, or concrete.
Jun 25, 2011 21:06:54   #
Grammy Toni
 
Thank you for all of these ideas. I hope that other people reading this will use some of these ideas on slippers and clogs that they make!
Jun 25, 2011 22:58:14   #
Slashdog1
 
Thanks for the info! I was wondering the samething. I am currently knitting slippers and had heard about the spray on stuff. So you can buy it at the hardware store?
 
Jun 26, 2011 05:19:39   #
granny
 
now I know you are all going to think I'm nuts but I have used drawer liner for the bottom of slippers and it works pretty good. the kind that looks like mesh. just saying.....
Jun 26, 2011 05:43:45   #
lindakaren
 
I smeared fabric glue on the bottom of felted slippers. Worked well.
Jun 26, 2011 06:44:57   #
Ina
 
Herrschners has Regia ABS Latex for making non-skid slippers-and stencils too to make patterns-next time I do felted slippers I plan on trying the stencils and latex
Jun 26, 2011 07:05:18   #
sylviaelliott
 
thanks for that. i have hesitated to knit my granddaughters slippers because they have wooden floors and i was frightened they would fall. will try that.

sylvia
Jun 26, 2011 08:08:33   #
LBush1144
 
Online, I found "Grippies" invented my a mother of youngsters who didn't want them slipping and falling. They peel off the waxy paper they come on and stick to any surface - socks or whatever and work immediately. The are advertised to be machine washable and dryer safe. I haven't actually washed them, but put them on socks for a granddaughter. The socks went home and I didn't follow up.
 
Jun 26, 2011 08:30:53   #
SherryH
 
I recently finished slippers and used the puffy paint, but the spray on stuff sounds like it would be very useful.
Jun 26, 2011 08:34:14   #
jknappva
 
Grammy Toni wrote:
Do you all put something on the bottom of slippers or clogs to make them non-slip? I see a lot of older folks with these and it makes me a bit concerned about the safety issue. Most of us don't want to be hobbled up with fractured hips - but I guess it's a way to be able to sit and knit more!?!


Check out the Herrschner's website. I saw in their catalog that they have non-slip soles to add to knitted/crocheted slippers. Have no idea of the cost. But they're made just for that purpose.
June
Jun 26, 2011 09:25:55   #
Bulldog
 
I have also used the rubber drawer liners and cut wide strip for bottom of sole and sewed in place. Works well, but am thinking of trying the spray or latex Herrschners puts out.
Jun 26, 2011 09:39:31   #
Strawberry4u
 
Bobeau,what a great idea !!! I'll crocheting moccossins now and will need that for the bottom of the shoes. I learn something new every time I log on.
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