Advice 1: How to make Slippers with his own hands

To make Slippers, you will need the idea, the basic tools, materials and a little patience. The choice of materials, colors and shapes of Slippers depends on what you want to wear elegant flip flops, or warm, comfortable and original Slipperssocks.
How to make Slippers with his own hands
You will need
  • - the material for soles;
  • cloth;
  • - sewing accessories;
  • - decorative elements (decorative cord, buttons, sequins, etc.).
Instruction
1
Prepare the sole. Will fit any pad size and shape – you can use it as a basis for Slippers or as templates that you will cut out a sole of leather or a substitute. Sole for comfortable warm Slippers to make from felt – these Slippers are warm, but will RUB. Therefore, leather lining must.
2
Make pattern top home shoes. Measure the distance from the end of the thumb to a point on the top of your foot, which will end with the tops of your sneakers. Measure the distance from one point to another sole on top of foot – it will be approximately equal to the width of the sole, multiplied by two. On the dense sheet of paper, connect four dots, you get a sketch of the top.
3
Cut the top half of the Shoe. Take your selected material, apply the pattern and carefully trace its contours – cut parts strictly according to the lines. If you plan to do the top made of felt or other material, which is quickly wiped off, cook has two parts – a lining for Slippers (of cotton or calico fabric).
4
Sew details. To connect the sole and the upper half of a high quality, puncture with an awl a small hole through which you thread the thick filament. Ssuite details seam. Don't forget to stitch the sole in the heel area, almetov region.
5
Insulated Slippers. If you want to make the Slippers warm and cozy, add a fur trim – the pieces of artificial or real fur, you will need to stick to the sole and the inside of the upper halves of Slippers. On top of the fur can be used as a decorative item, making the pieces of the ornament.
6
Decorate the finished Slippers. The outer seam panel thick wool or any other decorative thread, you can use threads of contrasting shades. Top canvas sneakers can be decorated with applique pieces of fabric and leather, to embroider with beads or to knit crochet. Manufacture of yarn pompoms, tie them together and puncture the upper part of the slipper, fasten from the inside, tying the knot. Miss satin ribbon through the lateral edge and tie the top of the bow.

Advice 2: How to make toys from felt

Surprisingly, out of felt , you can make not only boots. It is used to produce three-dimensional toys, accessories and decorative panels. To make toys from felt in several ways: wet and dry felting. The most popular the first method, it is great for making toys, for example, a small frame of a bear.
How to make toys from felt
You will need
  • - flexible wire for the frame;
  • - wool;
  • soap;
  • - needle;
  • - thread.
Instruction
1
If you are using a normal market, the wool, take care of its pre-treatment: wash and dry. Remember, if the wool devicesone, when washing from it can fall a lot short stiff hairs that can clog the drain, so be sure to put back the mesh.
2
On paper, draw a silhouette of the future of the bears, in their natural size. Then twist the wire frame toy according to the picture. For the beginner optimum sizes of the first DIY – 10-15 cm Take a strip of wool, tear off 8 pieces: head, torso and legs with ears. Try to make a uniform strands and strand for the body should be a little more than others.
3
Start to "fluff" each strand: stretch wool across the grain. Keep in mind, the fluffy strands are, the more successful will the toy. Eventually you should get 8 little clouds of wool. Now start winding. Each strand gently wrap the part of the frame, as if sabantuya this part of the figure. The last thread slip into the part with a needle for felting.
4
Reeling the hair on the ears, help yourself with the needle, and the ends of the strands of chain through the loop of the ear in the head and there fasten. Thus, the workpiece bears ready. Now proceed to the actual process of felting.
5
Prepare hot soapy water and dipped into the water the toy, start Ironing each piece with your hands, pressing at first gently. The hair under the arms should become more dense. When this happens, increase the pressure until the entire toy literally will not harden.
6
Now wrap the bear in a towel, without squeezing it. When it completely dries, wool embroider eyes, nose and mouth. The finished toy you can decorate with fun accessories, such as tie a scarf or put on a funny vest. Be bear – the best Christmas present, the production of which will take only 2 hours.
Note
HandMadeMania, creative Studio. : The toy is made of felt with their hands (the master class). The program of the master class: the rules of dry felting; needle, use of different needles; creation of forms (body, head, ears, handles, feet, etc.); prisalivaya parts (nose...
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A master class on how to make a toy out of felt, Souvenirs made of felt with their hands. Souvenirs made of felt and felting in Russia. For several centuries felt in Russia used primarily for the manufacture of traditional winter shoes — boots. Modern felt is a highly artistic material, which are professional designers, creating out of it fashion accessories, furnishings, clothing and shoes.
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