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I made my kids some cute sweater pants using the sleeves of old sweaters. Now I am wondering what I can do with the rest of the sweaters. I thought it might be cute to make slippers to match. Anyone know if that is possible or how I would go about it? Thanks for the help!
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Do you have pics/directions for the pants?

I saw some cute purses made from old sweaters at a craft show. I was thinking of making gloves/mittens from an accidently-felted sweater.

The idea:
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_accessor...224963,00.html

This ones's cuter:
http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2006...sweater-purse/
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[QUOTE=Flor;10238407]Do you have pics/directions for the pants?

Here's a link for the pants:

http://www.cafepress.com/thatskindacool/864331
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I got a pattern at the fabric store and it included a shoe/slipper very similar in style to Robeez. Seems like you could use the sweater for fabric, sort of like the Polliwogs on hyenacart.

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I think it could be rather easy. You could also use leather or vinyl for the bottom, tack it on after.

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slipper patterns:

http://sewgreen.blogspot.com/2007/07...-tutorial.html

this is for men/women but there's a template, so you could reduce the size for younger
http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/felt-slippers
http://helpinghearts0.tripod.com/id11.html

http://www.p2designs.com/images/patt...ogSlipper.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_16355_make-pair-slippers.html


You could also make hats, mittens (http://writemamawrite.typepad.com/bl...-tutorial.html), bags/totes, scarves, skirt (http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=363110),
hope that helps.

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Thank you all so much! I'll be happily making slippers to warm my babes' toes.
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I made these for a 9 month old...http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/...s&rsc=image_13


And the adult felt slippers posted above sized to fit a 3 year old. She loved them, but they were very slippery on wood flooring.

The felt came from two of my favorite sweaters that were put through two heavy-duty cycles in the washing machine.
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Do you have pics/directions for the pants?

Here's a link for the pants:

http://www.cafepress.com/thatskindacool/864331
I have to try that!
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I use my felted sweater scraps for slippers - I cut a leather sole piece for each slipper, minus the seam allowances, and sew that to the wool sole piece before I sew the slippers together. You don't ever want wool-bottomed slippers if you have hard floors in your house!

Other things I use scraps for:
Doll bodies
Mittens
Hats
Potholders
Doll Clothes (jackets, jammies)

or I cut it all up into strips and use the strips to stuff doll bodies and pillows and balls. I've also rolled the strips into balls to use as a base for felted yarn balls. Instead of yarn, though, you could always tack a layer of roving over the outside with a felting needle, and then tie it into a stocking & wet-felt it in the machine. Super easy, and you're using up scraps at the same time. This would be a good way to make some really BIG wool felt balls, without having to pay much of anything for supplies.
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