How gorgeous are these?
I love putting a couple of little things together and turning them into a larger gift basket, and these spa slippers are fantastic for a spa kit. I include slippers, sleep mask, turban wrap and a 3 pack of nail polish, and I have a fantastic gift.
It is so easy to create your own patches/badges (whichever you wish to call them.
All you need is a really sturdy fabric, such as canvas that can be used to create the patch. I like to use a badge fabric (I have had a 30cm roll for the past 15 years and am still going strong). Which is a cotton, attached to a canvas backing.
The important thing to remember when embroidering on badge fabric (which you can purchase from most craft stores), is that you need a satin edge.
A satin edge gives you the ability to trim around the badge area as you apply the badge.
In this instance, I am going to use a high quality double sided adhesive to attach the badges I have made onto the spa slippers. Depending on the item you are embroidering, you can also attach the badge by hand, or by stitching on with a zig zag stitch.
These slippers are being made for my gorgeous Niece Hannah, who needs something for her boyfriends mother and sister for Christmas. I think they have turned out beautifully. What do you think?
- 1 pair of spa slippers
- Pink and black embroidery thread
- Bobbin fill
- Badge fabric
- TearClean© Tear Away stabiliser
- Heavy duty bonding adhesive
- Cutwork blade
- Take your software and create a monogram design. Ensure that your monogram has a shaped satin border of at least 3 or 4mm.
- Load your designs onto your machine.
- Hoop together TearClean© stabiliser and badge fabric.
- Stitch out two of your designs onto the badge fabric (one for each shoe)
- Remove the badge fabric from the hoop, and remove as much excess stabiliser as you can (I sit there with a pair of tweezers taking away all of the excess stabiliser)
- Using a warm iron, iron a piece of Heavy Duty Bonding adhesive onto the back of the designs – at this stage I still have not cut out my designs.
- Once the adhesive backing has set and is cool, use the Cutwork Blade to cut around each of the designs.
- Remove the paper backing from the Heavy Duty Bonding adhesive, and iron onto the top of the spa slippers with a warm iron.
Your spa slippers are now ready to use, and they have only taken 1hr to make (and I made 3 pair in this time).
Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day. Julie.