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House Shoes for the Giveaway

I made some little houseshoes a while back from the Angry Chicken email order number 9. Amy Karol does awesome work and easy tutorials, and I always love checking out her ideas and patterns. This one was so good, I thought I would make a set for you, whoever you are you lucky person, as part of our giveaway to promote our new book. (I’m really resisting the urge here to make a self-conscious remark about how I’m not really a seamstress and so please don’t judge me too hard since the foldover elastic pulled out in a couple places and… and… I’m making self-conscious remarks now. Never mind.) These are just really comfortable and pretty durable and washable and all that good stuff, and I thought they would make a nice addition to our giveaway basket to thank you for checking out our little book.

Click here to visit our Rafflecopter Giveaway.

They are approximately a size 7-8ish, although they break in pretty easily. The pair I made for myself are super cozy, or you could use them as a gift for someone, since it’s gettin’ to be that time of year again.

Please click here to go to our Rafflecopter thingamajig or click the widget (that will hopefully be displayed in the sidebar, if I can just get my act together before too much longer).

I have them on my hands for the picture here

Some disclaimer stuff:
We can’t make this available to folks outside the contiguous USA, sniff sniff. Also, this raffle is just a free gift to promote our book. No purchase is necessary to enter. We’re gonna do our very bestest to make everything go as smooth as can be, but this will be shipped via the USPS, and once it gets in the mail, it’s out of our hands. We can’t be responsible for items being lost or damaged in the transit.

This is the pair I made for myself- I thought I’d include a snapshot so you could sorta see what they look like on a person’s feet.


My Handmade Houseshoes

I made some house shoes from Angry Chicken:

and there they are. I’m so happy.

In my ongoing efforts at learning to sew clothes, I try to keep an eye open for projects that will assist me in figuring out what the heck I’m doing. I found this a while back and thought it would be a good way to practice a few different techniques, but as it turns out, the little shoesies are also quite comfortable. Yay, that! It’s a really simple project which you can get here, and it requires less than a foot of cotton and some kind of duck cloth (I used linen) for the soles as well as a yard of fold over elastic. Start to finish, this took me about two and a half hours, maybe three. Since I tend to take twice as long on sewing projects as everyone else seems to, I would say a person could do this in an hour and a half.

From a construction standpoint, they’re relatively sturdy. I don’t have a serger, so these were all done on my little Janome sewing machine and all the materials are completely machine washable. It would be hard to mess up putting them together- for me the toughest part of the whole thing was putting the FOE (which I bought at a local fabric shop) on it. If you look at the green elastic in the photo below you can see how much trouble I had getting the stitches to stay in a straight line. The FOE kept slipping off of the cotton, so I had to cut the seam and go back a few inches every so often, but aside from being a little sloppy at a close up, it hasn’t really affected how they look, and it certainly has impacted the wear.

They’re like those little foot covers for clean rooms.

Actually, they also kind of look like sleeping bags for potatoes. Or maybe a couple caterpillars having an animated gossip session. Hee hee.

My little house shoes are being really snarky about a pair of flip flops on the kitchen floor. Ladies, please.

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