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Nov 23, 2011 19:42:08   #
faymcivor
 
Hi All is there an under sole you can buy to attach under a pr of slippers either crochet or knitted slippers ??
or even to attch to knitted socks ?? or maybe a pattern that you can start from a under soft leather sole. PERHAPS I could possible design a pr mmmmm
cheers Isabel
 
Nov 23, 2011 22:19:07   #
lannieb
 
Yes you can buy soles to sew onto slippers.
Patternworks has them, so does interweave, some LYS have them also. JoAnn's might, I am not sure tho.
Nov 24, 2011 00:19:33   #
faymcivor
 
Thank you Lannie B
hope I can find them here in QLD Australia.
cheers Isabel
Nov 24, 2011 00:43:24   #
lannieb
 
I know that some leather craft stores have them here in the U.S., maybe you could find them in such a store over there if you can't find them related to a knitting site or store, maybe even EBAY.
Good Luck!
Nov 24, 2011 00:49:14   #
faymcivor
 
Thank you again Lannie B
cheers Isabel
Nov 24, 2011 07:29:18   #
past
 
When my daughter was little I used to make her slippers and would buy a no slip fabric at the local fabric shop. You can check with you local shop and see if there is still such a thing. I have also seen both leather and no slip soles at Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabric. One that I saw recently you actually knitted or crocheted the slipper from the sole part up. It had little holes around the sole. The instructions said to pick up yarn through the holes with a crochet hook. They were of man made leather.
 
Nov 24, 2011 08:19:43   #
tsuzanne damien
 
I have used the rubber type shelf liner. It works fine & comes in all colors. Cut to the size & shape you need . I sew it in by hand. :-)
Nov 24, 2011 08:42:27   #
marymal
 
I went to our local upholsterer & got some off cut scraps. You could try that he may charge you a small fee.
Nov 24, 2011 08:49:06   #
debbieb
 
I have seen them in several online yarn stores. There are everything from full bottoms for slipper socks to non-skid dots. Check out your local yarn shops, too.
Nov 24, 2011 09:10:18   #
tamarque
 
These leather/sheepskin slipper bottoms are a pretty standard item in many places. The problem with them is finding the size you need.

When my kids were very small I would get leather scraps and but out the bottoms for their little feet, punch holes and crochet the tops. They were so cute. Today leather scrap is expensive so keep an eye open in thrift stores and yard sales for leather items to recycle.

You can also buy sheep skin to cut into soles--but very dear in cost.
Nov 24, 2011 12:11:16   #
Cindy M
 
Yes, you can buy the soles at places like Joann's, but they're expensive I think. It's $15. That's more than the yarn costs. Get a thin leather like jacket at a rummage sale or thrift store for cheap. Stand on white computer paper and trace your foot out. Cut it out and use it as a pattern to cut soles from the cheap leather jacket. Reverse the pattern for the other foot. Otherwise, you're going to end up with two right feet. Ask me how I know. I sew them to the bottom of the sock with thread, but you could probably use washable fabric glue. These are great for non slip walking on floors. Also good for keeping your feet dry when you step out on the porch to get mail or let the dog out when it's raining.
 
Nov 24, 2011 13:10:41   #
Granny Wrangler
 
tamarque wrote:
These leather/sheepskin slipper bottoms are a pretty standard item in many places. The problem with them is finding the size you need.

When my kids were very small I would get leather scraps and but out the bottoms for their little feet, punch holes and crochet the tops. They were so cute. Today leather scrap is expensive so keep an eye open in thrift stores and yard sales for leather items to recycle.

You can also buy sheep skin to cut into soles--but very dear in cost.



http://www.shepherdsflock.com/misc.html
Check out this site, the cost for scraps is shipping and handling.
I would also suggest that you find a local small business like this site. I found this site by doing a web search.
:-D
Nov 24, 2011 13:16:37   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
I remember reading and I think it was here on the forum when this question came up in the past that they buy a can of spray in the hardware store of non skid stuff that is used on the back of a rug so it doesn't slide on the floor. Maybe you can try that.
Nov 24, 2011 14:09:42   #
lannieb
 
mombr4 wrote:
I remember reading and I think it was here on the forum when this question came up in the past that they buy a can of spray in the hardware store of non skid stuff that is used on the back of a rug so it doesn't slide on the floor. Maybe you can try that.


I have used this, it is wonderful for slippers and can go on any type of surface (well most).
Nov 24, 2011 20:47:48   #
kathy320
 
I've seen the Patternworks ones, and I saw some at A.C.Moore the last time I was there.
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