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Kimono Shoes/Slippers Pattern

What are you most proud of? I love the "fully-lined look"! When I purchased the pattern, I thought it was for a lined shoe; however, it instructs you to sew a separate pad/insole to hide the exposed seams. I contacted the seller and she emailed a portion of instructions from one of her baby shoe patterns, explaining how to sew the shoe with a lining. The instructions were quite clear and I loved the results. I have made the shoe both ways - the original way is much quicker and easier - and I DO like it - but the fully-lined version is nicer (and just a little more complicated to make). What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern contains sizes 5-10. I made a size 7 for my sister-in-law and they fit well. However, I wear a size 10, and it runs a bit small - I'll have to make some minor adjustments to the size 10 pattern. If you're going to make these as gifts, you might want to measure the person's foot to be sure the sizing is correct. I highly recommend this pattern!

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SewLogical made Kimono Shoes/Slippers Pattern with:

#158 Women Kimono Shoes PDF Pattern

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#158 Women Kimono Shoes PDF Pattern

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  • I used the "Women's Kimono Shoes" pattern I purchased from ithinksew to make these shoes/slippers. You can find it on Craftsy here: (http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/other/women-kimono-shoes-pdf/78391). The exterior upper is a linen/cotton blend; the interior is 100% cotton. The inside sole is 100% heavy-duty cotton; the outside sole (bottom) is duck cloth (canvas). I attached a layer of batting using Heat 'n Bond Lite to the inside sole.

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What are you most proud of? I love the "fully-lined look"! When I purchased the pattern, I thought it was for a lined shoe; however, it instructs you to sew a separate pad/insole to hide the exposed seams. I contacted the seller and she emailed a portion of instructions from one of her baby shoe patterns, explaining how to sew the shoe with a lining. The instructions were quite clear and I loved the results. I have made the shoe both ways - the original way is much quicker and easier - and I DO like it - but the fully-lined version is nicer (and just a little more complicated to make). What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern contains sizes 5-10. I made a size 7 for my sister-in-law and they fit well. However, I wear a size 10, and it runs a bit small - I'll have to make some minor adjustments to the size 10 pattern. If you're going to make these as gifts, you might want to measure the person's foot to be sure the sizing is correct. I highly recommend this pattern!

Q&A with SewLogical

debbieh63 asked:
It's a shame that people sell a pattern that is available for FREE on the internet. http://laurenefabrications.blogspot.com/2013/04/kimono-slipper-tutorial.html
SewLogical answered:
That IS a nice blog article and pattern, however I am still glad I purchased THIS pattern, because it comes in 6 sizes (the blog pattern only comes in one and must be adjusted for different sizes). My sister-in-law is overseas, so she couldn't try the shoe on during the fitting process - I didn't have to do ANY alterations to the size 7 pattern. As I mentioned, I will have to make a minor adjustment to the size 10 for myself - but it is a *very minor* adjustment. Correctly grading that top piece up and down in WHOLE sizes is difficult and requires a lot of trial and error - something I have neither the time nor inclination to do.
Hobo Soup asked:
Beautiful fabric combination, and a lovely finish. You did a really nice job. I agree that this pattern is a good investment; ithinksew patterns are especially pleasing to work with and economical.
SewLogical answered:
Thank you so much for your kind comments - I really appreciate it!
H0227 asked:
Would you be able to make these with a felted wool exterior and fleece inside?
SewLogical answered:
I don't see why that wouldn't work - they'd be nice and cozy! You might need to go up a size though, due to the thicker fabric. I would make a trial pair, just to be safe.