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Aug 19, 2013 06:33:41   #
mandymoo
 
Hi i have made some slippers for myself that i have crocheted,the problem i am having is can any off you KP's advise me of an anti-slip material that i can sew to bottom.
I do not want to use glue as would like them to have a proper sole that is anti slip as i am disabled and cannot afford to have a fall,i would very much appreciate your help.
 
Aug 19, 2013 06:45:07   #
speni
 
the rubber mesh that goes on a shelf to stop things slipping off, i used it on the bottom of slippers and it works a treat
Aug 19, 2013 06:49:50   #
Lynda T
 
I bought some from Amazon that you cut to size and sew on, they have little rubber feet printed on them and look just like the soles on shop bought slippers x
Aug 19, 2013 06:52:30   #
TeeneeBee
 
There is a product called plastidip which is available from Amazon and comes in spray and paint on. You can also buy non slip fabric which is the same dotty stuff as under slipper socks.
Aug 19, 2013 06:58:45   #
rickertk
 
I met someone on at our Carolinas District Annual retreat this weekend how uses tule for this and making little scrubbies. Maybe this will work; not certain.
Aug 19, 2013 07:36:54   #
Pumpkin007
 
This is a spray for fabrics - http://www.amazon.com/Performix-075815100139-Super-Fabric-Spray/dp/B000UDCC8K/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1QTD1JR6DNCXK

Would the decals you stick on the bottom of the bathtub work I wonder?
 
Aug 19, 2013 20:01:31   #
Suula
 
There is also spray and iron on non slip patches here :


http://www.laughinghens.com/productsearch.asp?type=ACCS&name=Regia&search=y

They do the leather soles also and are a UK based company
Aug 20, 2013 03:09:41   #
mandymoo
 
Hi Thank you all who replied,i have found some leather soles that you can sew or crochet on,i think they will be better as after all the work that goes into making them I do not want them to wear out on the bottoms,also I have a german shepherd that when she takes a drink she floods the kitchen and I think I would be walking around with permanatly wet feet.Thanks everyone for all your ideas.
Aug 20, 2013 07:39:56   #
RobbiD (a regular here)
 
mandymoo wrote:
Hi Thank you all who replied,i have found some leather soles that you can sew or crochet on,i think they will be better as after all the work that goes into making them I do not want them to wear out on the bottoms,also I have a german shepherd that when she takes a drink she floods the kitchen and I think I would be walking around with permanatly wet feet.Thanks everyone for all your ideas.


And I thought it was just our shepherd that has a drinking problem :lol:
Aug 20, 2013 08:15:47   #
Suula
 
RobbiD wrote:
And I thought it was just our shepherd that has a drinking problem :lol:


Our cocker spaniel has a similar issue... for a medium sized dog he can sure leave a lot of water lying around! I too have ordered leather soles for my mules and the felted slippers I am going to make for my OH xx
Aug 20, 2013 10:15:42   #
BaraKiss
 
Puffy Paint designs on the sole help.

My Lab Mix dog is a very sloshy drinker. I keep her water bowl on a tray to catch the worst of it.
 
Aug 20, 2013 19:36:27   #
SheilaSB
 
I would try two layers of ultrasuede fabric or the soft leather that is used on the bottom of ballet slippers. Chances are, the ballet soles already will have the perforations for sewing punched around the edge. If you have a local leather dealer, you may be able to buy a piece of this leather and cut the soles so that they cover the entire bottom of the foot. Regular ballet soles are about an inch narrower on each side of the foot, and it is easy to lose one's balance while walking in them. There also may be some craft suppliers who have the pre-cut soles for various sizes.
Aug 21, 2013 18:42:24   #
cabbagehome
 
Did you see the post, where they used the bottom of flip flops.
Aug 21, 2013 19:02:36   #
Suula
 
cabbagehome wrote:
Did you see the post, where they used the bottom of flip flops.


No, but that sounds very interesting xx
Aug 21, 2013 19:47:59   #
Circular Knitter (a regular here)
 
I ran into the same problem when I made my grandchildren Mukluks for Christmas last year. There is several different slip resistant things you can put on the bottom of the slipper. I chose suede bottoms because I made them to last a few years. There are those bottoms that you can put on like the ones you see on the feet of kids pajamas or those thermal tube socks that you see around Christmas in the stores.
Try Amazon.com. Here are two more links. Sorry had to paste them from my Search window, because I couldn't get the links themselves into the reply.

http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/102645.html

http://www.paradisefibers.com/index.php/knitting-crocheting-supplies/knitting-accessories/slipper-soles.html
 
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