Saturday, March 11, 2017

DOOR-MAT SOLES - DIY Soles - TURN SLIPPERS INTO SHOES FOR STREET WEAR!!

DOOR-MAT SOLES



Turn your crochet (or knit) slippers into shoes for street wear!

Customized Method for ANY foot-size and foot-shape, infant to giant!

I LOVE the option to wear my crochet-slippers on the street! 
As canvas shoes, the traditional Espadrilles with rope-soles. Years ago I invented the Any size Cord-Sole method. Creates the most beautiful soles, and they will always be my favorites. As much as I love them, the Cord-Soles are just too time-consuming for me! I often need several pairs a month for my designs.

DOOR-MAT SOLES are the solution, creates very good, strong soles, fast and cheep!
The post for the Spring-Flower Slippers joined to the soles are HERE!
The Door-Mat-soles are the result of my need to make a pair of solid, comfy, sturdy, durable, and cheep soles,
FAST!

Doable for all handy crafters. 
No sole-hole-punching! No seaming!

The soles are made of a DOORMAT! Bound to be strong and durable, right??

The slippers will be joined to the soles, or you can continue to crochet a shoe in rounds on top of the sole. 
Note that sealant/glue is involved in the creating of this sole.

You need a doormat, woven, made by sisal or jute,
Rubber backing is great.
The edge around the sole are a band crocheted with hemp-string. 

Make a template of the slippers on your foot.
Cut out the soles!

Silicone around the edge...

Glue band around sole...

DONE!
Ready to join your slipper!

The beauty of a handmade Door-mat Sole!



SPRING-FLOWER CROCHET/KNIT SLIPPERS

In Northern parts of the earth, winter can last for months. When finally the snow start melting, and the first wild-flowers peeks up from the cold ground, it’s spring!
What a feeling!
To take on “small-shoes”, as we called it a life-time ago, was like flying!
These crochet/knit slippers are a tribute to the best time of the year!
KNIT WITH YOUR HOOK!
Not Tapestry, not “normal” crochet. 
I’ve tried to demystify crocheting with colors, without too much fuss!
This is a no-stress, no-hurry project! 
Slow-down, relax, enjoy every stitch!

The pattern is created with the crocheted knit-stitch (Split single crochet)
Also called the Waistcoat Stitch
A regular sc, with hook inserted into the middle of the stitch.
Require a minimum of practice.

Happy spring slippers!

Skill level: Intermediate. 
Not difficult, just different! 
Crucial skill: You need to understand colored pattern-charts, like in knitting, or cross-stitch embroidery.

As I always do with cotton slippers, out-soles are joined to the bottom!
Note the pretty insoles with labels!

See the post about the DOOR-MAT SOLES, HERE!

Ready for street-wear!

These out-soles are invented in the moment I designed the slippers!

The DOOR-MAT SOLES!!

Protect your slippers against wear and tear, join out-soles to the bottom! And turn your slippers into shoes for street-wear! 

Inventing this doormat method for out-soles, was the kind of experience:
WHY EVER DID I NOT THINK OF THIS BEFORE!

CROCHET SLIPPERS WITH DOOR-MAT SOLES! 
Turn your crochet (or knit) slippers into shoes for street wear!

The DOOR-MAT SOLES FOR STREET WEAR!
The smartest thing I ever invented (Almost!)

TUBE SOCK CROCHET SLIPPERS

Apart from a well shaped toe and heel, these slipper-socks are plain and simple. 
And oh so warm and cozy!


Learn a new stitch! 
The special crochet/knit stitch gives a classic touch to this simple design;
Ssc (
Split single crochet). Also called the Waistcoat Stitch
A regular sc, with hook inserted into the middle of the stitch. Require a minimum of practice.

Perfect for scrap-yarn, play with colors and stripes.

Unisex, awesome design also for the men in your life!

Fast and fun to work. 
The slippers are made in one piece from toe to heel, in continuous rounds.

Great gift, make them in many colors and sizes for family and friends!

The TUBE SOCK SLIPPERS!
I had to invent a crochet-stamp for them, as everyone thought they were knitted!