WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 30 centimetres, 110cm wide Mexican Poncho (Main fabric)
- 30 centimetres, 148cm wide Softy Cuddle Fleece (Lining)
- 1 packet of Birch Non-Slip Fabric (pre-cut)
- Matching sewing thread
- Scissors, tape measure
- Sewing machine
- Sewing needle, iron
- 3-4yo 17cms
- 5-6yo 19cms
- 7-8yo 21cms
Step 1 - Using pattern below draft pieces separately to scale for required size (tracing around child's foot will help with drafting to their foot shape). Pin each pattern piece to doubled material as follows:
Sole: Cut 2 of all fabrics
Inner/Upper Shoe: Cut 2 of lining (Inner) & 2 of main fabric (Upper) - ensuring pattern piece placed to suit pattern, cut out separately if necessary to ensure matching.
Step 2 - Fleece Lined: With right sides facing, pin Inner and Upper together around curved shape. Sew using a 1cm seam allowance.
Step 3 - With right sides facing, pin upper & inner backs together, matching seam of both. Sew using a 1cm seam allowance. Snip curves and corners and turn to right side. Tack seam with wrong sides together, cotton lined can be pressed to hold. (Tacking is to be removed when slipper complete).
Step 4 - With both right sides up, lay non slip sole over main fabric sole, tack to hold in place (Tacking is to be removed when slipper complete). With right sides facing, pin prepared sole to main fabric upper, matching centre back heel to seam, and ease any curves. Sew using a 1cm seam allowance. With right sides facing, pin lining sole to lining inner, matching centre back heel to seam, and ease any curves. Mark off a 5cm opening on one side. Starting with a back tack, sew from one side of the opening around seam using a 1cm seam allowance, and finish with a back tack at the other side of the opening.
Step 5 - Turn to right side and hand-sew opening closed using an invisible stitch, ensure base fabric stitch and not just fleece. Tuck lining inside slipper and remove any tacking.