DIY Rudolph Slippers!

 

DIY RUDOLPH SLIPPERS

This easy DIY sewing project can be made for any size shoe!  All you need to do is trace the shoe (or foot) size and create!  Easy peezey Christmas fun! Also makes a great gift!

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As always, there is a video tutorial on the ceceliasspot channel and here is the link… 

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Baby Slippers Tutorial! this has a pattern for baby slippers if you don’t want to trace a shoe or foot

And there is the written format below.  ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

First, what you need for this project:

  1. Non-skid fabric
  2. Fabric colors (I used cotton and fleece)
  3. 1/4 or 1/8 elastic
  4. Sewing tools, googley eyes, red cotton ball, and any accessories you would like to add

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  1. Next, trace your subject’s shoe or foot (if you are using their actual foot add 1/2 inch all the way around).

 

2. Trace the top of your childs shoe to make the front of the slipper. Cut four of these pieces. Then trace the back and cut 4 of these (add 1 inch to the long length side so you can overlap)

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3.  Take pattern facing pattern and sew the two front pieces together only on the straight side as shown (do this for both slippers).

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4. Trim excess and turn right side out, iron right side out and sew across the top you ant on outside (this makes it look nicer.

5. Take pattern facing pattern for both back pieces and sew across one long side for both slippers.

6. Take your elastic and cut it about 2.5 to 3 inches shorter than the length of the back piece and pin it and pull it tight while sewing across to the end. This is still on the wrong side. Sketch

7. Flip the fabric over the elastic with right side out and iron and then sew right below the elastic and down the sidesSketch2

8. Freehanded antlers by looking at a picture of antlers. cut 4 sew around except bottom and stuff it.

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9. Check sizing and put front and back piece pinned together with pattern facing down (right now you should only see (the side that is up) what will be on the inside when you are finished done).

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10. After pinning the front to the back and the antlers in between the front and back piece, sew across front to attach front and back piece

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This is what it should look like now.

11. Line up the sole two pieces with the patterns on the outside (not the usual, but it doesn’t matter since its on the bottom) You can see it in the back there with the nonskid on top.

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12. Line up the sole with the top piece (nonstick sole facing upwards to the reindeer face) by finding the middle of the front and back (you can fold to find this). Then sew all the way around. And turn right side out and WAH-LA!!IMG_0398 - Copy.JPG

I sewed on the red cotton ball nose and hot glue gunned the eyes on.  If you have a little one then please don’t use googely eyes since they might try and eat them!

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DIY Superhero Cape!

Superhero cape time!  You can make an easy superhero cape in less than 15 minutes!  My daughter needed to be distracted in a fun way while I needed to care for her baby brother, so we pretend to be superheros who fetch diapers, plastic bags, and bottles for baby brother!  Also, her dolly had to have a super cape too! So I went to the fabric store and found the perfect superhero fabric!  The fabric has a great design and also is very stretchy and does not fray easily.  I also bought double sided bias tape in gold for the outside.  Her dolly also needed a superhero cape so I designed a small one for dolly.

As usual, there is a written and youtube tutorial for this cape.  I only used one side of material but you can easily do two fabrics (this is outlined below). Enjoy!

 

What you need:
1) Fabric (one or 2 different cuts 1/2 yard each)
2) Velcro or your preferred method to connect
around neck
3) Optional: Bias tape and/or monogram

 

You can decide on the best size by either knowing your childs height and how wide you would like it, or you can always look at their clothes! I do outline the length and design in my video and written tutorial.

  1. I made the cape for my 2.5year old but it ended up being very big, big enough my German Shepard dog could wear it!  The sizes I use could most likely fit up to a 4t.  Fold 1/2 yard of fabric in half.  Measure long way 26inches long (this was a bit big for my 2.5yr old but still worked) and cut straight across. If you are using two fabrics (one for front and one for back), repeat this whole cutting process.
  2. Then measure about 4 inches down from the 26inch top and cut in and up for the connecting part of the cape (mine was a bit big for my 2.5 year old but she will grow into it!)
  3.   If you are using two fabrics take both sides and cut and then face each other and sew all the way around except leave a 3 inch opening (as with all other projects with two fabrics).  Then pull the fabric through the hole and sew hole shut (make sure you push out corners).
  4. Next, I took the bias tape and sewed all the way around (pinning it first).
  5. Lastly, I ironed on the Velcro sections with the softer side facing on side downwards (that way if its too big at one point it is not rough on the skin). You can also use snaps or any other closing you would like.
  6. And that is it!  Pretty easy just eyeball the size or you can measure your little one!  Enjoy!
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Welcome to Cecelia’s Spot, where creativity and fun collide! I decided to create this blog to inspire others to sew, craft, and enjoy life with their little munchkins!  I hope the blog inspires you to make your own heirlooms and fun activities for your family and little ones!

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