Slippers - Soft couple! Perhaps, perhaps the only attribute, without which many do not represent the comfort of home. We come to work, dress and sneakers ... now nosimsya the apartment, and our tired feet new strength as if filled. The fact that your favorite house slippers on his feet, is already helping us to relax and feel at home!
Do you know where I came from slippers? It turns out that even in the Ancient East concubines attributed to wear flip-flops. Allegedly, because in such a backless shoe could not be run on the rocky terrain. Although much later, and the men appreciated the dignity of a slap. Plunge into the soft enveloping soft slippers after hours of walking around in tight boots was a real delight.
But nowadays slippers are not just protection for the feet, but also an essential element of comfort. In addition, the shoes at home is a whole new trend in needlework. Slippers you can sew, you can link or crocheted, you can then paste them to the hard sole, to paint, to make applique and even sheathe beads and embroidery make!
From what materials is allowed to sew slippers with his hands? Absolutely out of all that you have on hand at home: old jeans, leather boots tops, decorative artificial leather, plain cotton fabric plush, velvet, fur, felt and so on.
The filler foam is most often used. Instead, you can use any of the additional layer of soft fabric, faux fur, and you can still take a filler for soft toys.
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Traditional slippers, flip flops
So you've decided to "A-ka I'll make nice slippers! "In order to make slippers with his hands, you only need to make a few patterns. And the finished patterns can "dance" in their individual way. You can change the upper part of the slippers in any variation. Below, we introduce you to the basic pattern template (1 cell = 2 cm) and possible modified versions of slippers.
By the way, instead of the bottom of the foot, you can buy ready-made felt or other insole designed for shoes. It is even easier to make a pattern on the size of his feet and cut the insole, for example, from the old boots. It is done this way: Put your foot on a sheet of paper and draw the contour of the foot. Naturally, we do not need a physiological footprint with all the bends. Therefore tweak drawing straight lines visually representing sneaker sole.
So, you need to cut out two copies of both components on each leg of the prepared material, and one copy - Foam. Note, when using a bulk substrate is necessary to add a top of the outer piece allowance 0, 5 cm.
Then a cut parts should be connected. There are several ways of fastening parts. We will describe one of the possible methods. Carved details slippers need to sweep each other in the form of a layer cake: fabric-foam-cloth. Then repeat these lines on the sewing machine and make a few curved lines on the surface of the parts - to lock all layers.
The edge of the upper part, which will not be sewn to the sole, to be processed decorative edging, lace or any available beautiful ribbon. Next we need to make between a top and bottom slipper conventional method of laying parts on each other, and sewn edges sneaker also need to decorate or lace edging.
Here there is a pause, and it seems that the slippers ready! But at this stage you have sewn soft slippers. However, it is recommended to lovers of hard soles glued workpiece, for example, on the sole of old sneakers, or hand sew a more wearable sneaker soles made of felt, and others. Of course, it is necessary to use a particularly strong thread and a thimble.
And now comes the time for the manifestation of fantasy. You can decorate the top of slippers thermal stickers, buttons, guns, various decorative gadgets. Keep in mind that if you want to hide the mounting of parts on the inside and make socks more comfortable, then, for example, the embroidery can be made in advance, before the piecing of internal and external layers of detail.
Another option mounting parts - Crochet. This method is most suitable for soft and medium hard soles and without the use of filler. Although the desire and certain skill may attach soles of any thickness. For this embodiment, the perimeter fastening of all necessary parts punch holes at a certain distance from the edge parts and keeping the same distance between the holes.
Then, using a hook tied column without nakida (two or three columns in each hole), the entire perimeter of the parts. Billets top and bottom sneakers sew together likewise. All sneaker ready.
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Emergency - Guests on the doorstep
And the case is that you must descend very well, a lot of guests !? And sneakers are not enough ... What to do? We offer you a very simple method of making slippers hastily. For this you will need: cardboard for patterns, felt or any other thick material nerassypayuschiysya. It is even possible to show imagination and used as a bottom layer of thin linoleum, and the top drawn from the fabric base.
Thus, according to the pattern cut out the parts on the right and left polupary. And then everything is even simpler: sew together "wings" by overlapping and decorate everything: buttons, bows, stones and the like. Agree, it's simple and fast. And room to prepare these sneakers can be on all the guests!
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If you want another option fast and easy to manufacture slippers? Read on! This option is suitable for those of you who at least sometimes in the village. As a rule, the locals wear winter boots, because outside the city and plenty of snow, and the wind colder. Surely your relatives lying around some old worn-out boots, here are some quick and sew slippers. And for the creation of children's slippers are asked to select a softer material, such as a thin felt, which can be found in stores.
For the production of the two parts to be cut bottom (left and right) and two identical parts top (bumpers). Then you need to stab the middle of the rim to the middle pin heels and a rounded end of a side pin to toe insole. The second end of a side in a similar manner to impose forefoot insole previous lap.
Further details need to sew together a loop suture needle usual. As a decorating decoration you can use colorful contrasting threads, multiple layers of colored thread floss and so on. But to no slippers flew off by the inside of the top sew elastic connecting bumpers. That's all you get a great house slippers!
Slippers with his hands, turned out to be hard to do. And today we have presented to you the most simple of them that any housewife can make in a short time. We just need a little bit of diligence, imagination and desire to do something with their hands. Fortunately, a variety of textures and methods of manufacture of slippers so large that each pair of stitched slippers will be in demand not only in your home, but will be an original gift to family and friends.
Cramped living conditions, forcing people to save anything, sometimes leads to unexpected results! For example, for reasons of economy emerged and became world famous and extremely popular Italian pizza, and forced savings tissue led to the emergence of arts and crafts patchwork. Frugality (not to be confused with avarice!) Has been and remains one of the valuable qualities of the person, and the ability to give new life to old things can not only save money, but to realize their creative potential.
Of course, today resuscitation and reworking of old things pursues these two objectives. Someone just very sorry to part with old things and dear to his heart, and someone actually has to follow the adage "necessity is the mother of invention." But regardless of the purpose, how to achieve them only two: either we are restoring the old thing, or transform it into something completely new. That's just about the last we'll talk. What can be done from the old things, breathing new life into them?
Of course, to make from old clothes refreshed, you must know how to sew and (or) to knit. For example, out of fashion dresses, skirts, pants and others like them ... If they lost relevance only fashionable, but kept quite decent look, do not rush to dispose of these things. First, they serve as an excellent material for sewing of children's clothes. Secondly, these things can be used as a basis for the manufacture patchwork, and it is not only clothes, but also all kinds of wraps and blankets for furniture, kitchen potholders, patchwork bedspreads and blankets. And thirdly, the old things should be fine to make of them new clothes and for myself: trousers can easily turn into shorts or a skirt, dress sundress and jacket in the shoulder.
Jeans - is generally a separate topic. Denim is so versatile material that is able to find a new life in the form of bags, covers, seat covers for the car. By the way, patchwork jeans, too, should be fine. Just do not forget that all things must be pre-washed and ironed, and then tinkering of them something new.
Old home jersey knit. Again, if the yarn from which these things were related, still quite strong, it is easy enough to dismiss the old knitted clothes, wash and straighten the yarn and use it for knitting new things. Believe me, with due diligence related to such things strings, will look no worse than a brand new made from yarn. In any case, even if you do not run the risk of this yarn to knit pullovers or sweaters, then socks and mittens, it would be the best material. In addition, new high-quality yarn is quite expensive, so you get seduced by the prospect of gratuitous material for knitting.
Stockings and tights. Typically, these items of clothing are immediately sent to the trash once torn (sometimes even before they reach the first wash). And by the way, cut into thin strips, they become excellent "yarn" for crocheting or knitting rugs, bags and pads. And the old pantyhose can fill cushions or soft toys. They can be used for textile sculptures or artificial flowers. And nylon stockings perfectly cope with the role of garter material in the garden and the garden, paint filter in the repair, cover for storage of blankets and pillows.
Here, of course, for this much smaller than in the case with the old clothes. However, home textiles, too, can find a new life in your capable hands. For example, bed linen. High-quality cotton, satin and linen - cloth durable and strong. The fastest way to wear out the sheets, and then not entirely, but only in the middle. Cut strips from the edges of the entire sheet, you can make new bed linen or even a new bed sheets or duvet covers. Bored blankets and bedspreads can also be updated, cut them into pieces and Staple new bedspreads in patchwork technique. If you sew thick blankets difficult, the flaps can be connected using a crochet hook and yarn suitable.
Terry towels. Wear as sheets, mostly in the middle. The edges tend to remain intact, and even soft and fluffy. Dispose of towels such a pity, but what can we do? And you can do the following. First, give new life to a large bath towel can be, turning them into small kitchen Towelie. Secondly, such towels can make a beach bag (or a bag for the pool), terry slippers and shorts, or even a children's terry robe. And yet - a kitchen pot holders, baby bibs, washcloths and mats.
Tablecloths. It is, of course, on the linen tablecloth. They come into disrepair, as a rule, not because they wear out, but because it is "decorated" virtually Nondeducibility spots, but the edge of the tablecloth usually stay clean. And most often it is the edges of tablecloths particularly decorative. Therefore, such a beautiful, whole and clean edges can sew linen napkins or bags for storage of bulk products, as well as tea towels or pot holders.
Unserviceable or out of fashion furniture, normally sent to a landfill or, at best, to the country. However, to give new life to old furniture is also possible. And even if the delicate female pen can not cope with such a task as the restoration of furniture, then here are some examples of non-traditional use of traditional furniture.
From what we are rid of, like lost its appeal and glamor? Outmoded wall, which came to replace all sorts of fancy slides and modular furniture. However, removable mezzanine of such walls may well continue their lives in your house, becoming, for example, shoe cabinet or in bulk and roomy bedside table in the nursery. Bookcase from the wall, easily becomes a hanger in the hallway, if you remove it from the door and shelves and hooks to fasten clothing. By the way, putting next to the cabinet and even a mezzanine (cabinet for shoes), you'll get ready hallway. If you are confused unpresentable form a "new" furniture, just refresh hardware and use the self-adhesive film.
By the way, for the ladies who own decoupage techniques, will not be difficult at all to update any furniture. It may be an old grandmother sideboard or chest of drawers, and kitchen, and a piano and children's furniture. And the facade of furniture can be updated obtyanuv cloth or simply having painted with acrylic paints and varnish.
With regard to upholstery, there is a completely new life, probably not succeed. Given an order to clean up the old upholstered furniture, you'll likely have to repair and restore it. You can certainly try and do on its own, but it is best to contact the experts. But often buying a new sofa costing even less than his restoration to repair and constriction. Although, if you are not being spent on a new upholstery fabric, and sew for this purpose patchwork fabric, the old unpresentable furniture really will look like new, and most importantly - it is unique, because it's nothing like that in other homes you will not find. A basis for such a web can serve as dense and durable fabric from any old clothes or the same jeans.
In fact, the old dishes is better to throw out, especially if it has cracks, chips and dents. However, there are options to give new life to old things. For example, plates and dishes. They can be hung on the wall, pre-decorating decoupage napkin or having painted with acrylic paints. Wall decorations for the kitchen will also be painted on the lids of pots or little old baking dish. Cups. Here the options are not so much: it is possible, for example, use them as a miniature flower pots. And porcelain and ceramic cups, saucers and plates will serve as interesting material for ceramic mosaics. However, for this you have to beat them first, and then select from the fragments most equal pieces.
As for metal utensils, then it is only one chance to find a new life - to go to the country as flower pots. But spoons and forks, may well serve as material for decorative panels in the kitchen or the original hooks (if pre-bend). But this idea is only suitable for very creative housewives who value originality and independent of people's opinions.
In general, I must say that a new life is able to find almost any old thing, unless of course, it is not yet ready to die. And lovers of homemade creativity so that simply amazed! In the course is all (or almost all). Judge for yourself. Old fiber suitcase turns into a vintage coffee table or in a stylish and comfortable couch-sofa for pets. The old tennis racket can be a new frame for the mirror. Hopelessly broken umbrella (or more precisely, the top of it) will serve as material for shopping bag, kitchen apron or school bag for spare shoes. Records become new flower pots and blown bulbs - painted Christmas toys.
CD-drives use as a decorative wall covering, make of these lampshades and picture frames. The inside of the door of the appliance is used as a curtain for the bathroom shelf. Even the toilets and sinks, migrating to summer cottages, converted into creative garden pots or simply serve as a basis for a flower bed. In short, a fantasy man knows no bounds in its quest to give new life to old things. However, creativity creativity and know the measure is still necessary. Sometimes people try to create something new out of a frank rubbish, but it's more like a disease state than frugality and creativity.
If you are in the foreground is still thrift and the desire to preserve or revive old and expensive things for you, then you decide what suits you better:
Repair (elimination of breakages and damages, update things while preserving its destination);
Restoration (restoring the original form of shabby things);
Modification (change of function of things);
Use as a material for the new object.
If any of the above items are not suitable for you, then there is only one way out - recycle. This means that expensive thing you just outlived his time, becoming hopeless junk. But such things have to leave mercilessly! Sometimes the new life of old things is unnecessary not only to you, but even these things. Do not be frugal beyond measure!