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SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers (by Caroline Hoff, issue 20) have been made…


The SEW Hip! pattern is advertised as a beginner’s pattern, and I wholeheartedly agree.


The Slouchy Slippers are  


easy to make.


If you are short on Christmas gift ideas and you fancy ‘making’ your loved ones a present, then this pattern is for you. 

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SEW Hip! Slipper Instruction step 2
Joel Dewberry Fabric & Pin

Being Spring ‘down under’ I adapted the pattern a little…


Instead of using fleece on the inside of my Slouchy’s, I went for Osnaburgh Cotton; it’s lightweight and works well with every colour imaginable.

plus I have loads of it 

…(for some reason).

Of course, being Spring doesn’t alter the fact that I need non-slip fabric

for the underside of my slippers.


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SEW Hip! Slipper Instruction Step 3
Pin & Rubber Doily



Non-slip fabric is something I have never had to buy before…

and judging by the look on the face of the assistant at my local ‘you want it, we’ve got it’ store, neither has anyone else in Sydney.

It’s interesting

how much a blank look can convey.

 Not being one to give up at the first hurdle, I scuttled off to find something I could use instead.


SEW Hip! Slipper Assembling
SEW Hip! Slipper Instructions Step 4
Joel Dewberry Fabric & Rubber Doily

Incredibly over near the curtain department, I found some weird rubber doily tablerunners.

you read right…




Hmmm… Sydneysiders don’t have any need for Non-Slip fabric, but they have for rubber doily tablerunners…REALLY?!

Anyway, I cut some of the doily out & hand sewed it to the soles. Job done.


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So here they are, my version of the  

SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers.

  SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers

SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers

SEW Hip! Slouch Slippers


Purchase SEW Hip! Issue 20 HERE


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The inconvenient truth:


Thank you so much for stopping by Sewing Daisies and checking out some of my sewing blog posts, it’s great to hear from you.

I thought I would post a little update regarding this pattern as a number of people have requested the pattern in full.

Sorry, but I am unable to provide the pattern in full.

I can however, recommend you check out the following link for some gorgeous fabric slippers over at:

Needle & Ladle

I haven’t tried this pattern myself, but having read through the pattern they appear to be very easy to make, and in my opinion, a nicer looking slipper.

Thank you for stopping by and understanding I can’t provide you the full pattern.


36 Comments on SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers…completed!

  1. Michele
    November 3, 2010 at 8:35 am (7 years ago)

    those are just cool! nice adaptation too what with the feet doilies and all. your dogs look cozy!

  2. Sewing Daisies
    November 3, 2010 at 8:47 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you Michele!…who knew rubber doilies could be so useful 😀

  3. Sharon
    November 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Very cute slippers and have seen the rubber doilies, didn’t know who would use them.

  4. Alethia
    November 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm (7 years ago)

    This is a GREAT idea, especially using the rubber doily material! Thnx for sharing.

  5. Sewing Daisies
    November 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you Alethia for stopping by 😀

  6. peggyann
    November 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm (7 years ago)

    my grammie had those tablerunner! These slippies are way too cute, Think this is a smart idea for Christmas gifts for daughter’s housemates! Thanks much.

  7. Heide
    November 4, 2010 at 11:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Gorgeous! Your feet must me so happy now.

  8. Heide
    November 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm (7 years ago)

    Um, me=be. 🙂

  9. Sewing Daisies
    November 5, 2010 at 10:35 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you Maggie…I will definately do that 🙂

  10. Margaret Hurst
    November 5, 2010 at 10:45 am (7 years ago)

    Those rubber doilies are great to use as a stencil for painting or altering fabric and paper!

  11. Sewing Daisies
    November 5, 2010 at 11:23 am (7 years ago)

    Now that sounds like fun!

  12. SewLindaAnn
    November 5, 2010 at 11:48 am (7 years ago)

    I love your slippers, I’m going to have to look for that book here. Sometimes Joanne’s has them, but they’re not easy to find. What I use for non-slip (and a million other things) is the roll of rubber shelf liner. Usually found in the housewares dept. with contact paper and comes in a zillion colors. I swear I have that stuff somewhere in every room of my house, under rugs, cutting boards, under the sewing machine. It should be called Wonder Under.

  13. Sewing Daisies
    November 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm (7 years ago)

    “Wonder Under” I like it! 😀

  14. Tina
    November 7, 2010 at 8:18 am (7 years ago)

    I love these! Where can I find the pattern?

  15. Sewing Daisies
    November 7, 2010 at 10:29 am (7 years ago)

    Hi Tina, details are on their way to you now 🙂

  16. ACaffinatedCrafter
    November 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Love this! Can I have the pattern, too? Please & thanks!

  17. Rebecca
    November 14, 2010 at 6:45 am (7 years ago)

    I saw this last week and it’s been on my mind ever since. I can’t dig up the magazine here and would love to have the pattern if you can share it!

  18. Nancy
    December 15, 2010 at 11:44 am (7 years ago)

    I have made nearly 10 pairs of these slippers. They are going to be Christmas presents. I live in Canada, so fleece is mandatory in the winter. I found that basting the edges of the tops before I attached them to the non-slip surface prevented the slipping around fleece seems to do when attached to anything other than itself. I love the fabric you used for your slippers. And I’m sure your non-slip solution is way more affordable than the gripper stuff I’ve used. I’m looking for rubber doilies from now on!

  19. Sewing Daisies
    December 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm (7 years ago)

    10 pairs!!! That is brilliant Nancy, there are going to be some happy toasty people on Christmas morning. I would love to see them, you have any photos up on Flickr or on your blog (after xmas)?

  20. caroline
    January 2, 2011 at 4:21 am (7 years ago)

    I just found your blog on the sew hip group on facebook and must say I am seriously impressed with all the projects you have made! I particularly love this one as it is my pattern that they printed and its fab to read all the comments of people enjoying it and to see the ones you made! I love the fabric you used and think the doily was a great idea!!!

  21. Sewing Daisies
    January 5, 2011 at 9:30 am (7 years ago)

    Hi Caroline!
    Thank you very much for stopping by…your pattern has proven to be a huge hit which isn’t really surprising given how fantastic the end result is.
    I should imagine after the holidays you will be seeing a lot more versions of the Slouchy Slippers on Flickr.

  22. Jeanne
    June 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm (7 years ago)

    I love the slippers, but can’t find the pattern??

  23. Carrie Sakaki
    August 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello Heidi,
    Beautiful slippers! I’ve arrived on your websit via Pinterest. Where can I find the pattern? I’ve tried the Sew Hip website without any luck at all.
    I hope you’re having a fantastic day! It’s was a sunny 32* here in Kamloops, BC!
    Thanks for you help!

  24. Sherry Ohern
    September 30, 2011 at 9:28 am (6 years ago)

    Love these slippers! Can’t wait to make them. I am going to use shelf liner since it looks a lot like the doilies. Also think microfiber cloths would work. Tried rubbing one across the floor to see if it would slip and it didn’t.

  25. Tubby Koala
    November 12, 2011 at 10:59 am (6 years ago)

    Non slip fabric is available at Sam’s Warehouse in Qld, by the roll – used for opening jars and putting on mats that “travel”. I use it on the bottom of my slippers!!

  26. Not Supermom
    November 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm (6 years ago)

    Those. are. brilliant.

  27. Sherrie
    June 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey it just hit me, you could use squiggly lines of puffy fabric paint to make them nonslip. I have socks with something similar on the bottom.

  28. Sewing Daisies
    July 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm (6 years ago)

    …that is such a great idea, I love it!

  29. Robin in New Jersey
    July 10, 2012 at 5:23 am (6 years ago)

    I love these slippers. You can get non-skid fabric here in the US. Where can I get the pattern?

  30. Jessica
    August 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi, I love these slippers. I would be greatful for the pattern. Thank you

  31. Susan DeBoer
    November 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi, These are wonderful!
    Can you please send a pattern!
    Thank you, Susan

  32. Leanna Chideste
    December 29, 2012 at 10:34 am (5 years ago)

    count me in, would love the pattern:)

  33. Judy
    July 5, 2013 at 2:11 am (5 years ago)

    LOVE these!! Could you please send me the pattern? Thank you!!!

  34. Susie Holloway
    January 29, 2015 at 10:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Would love the pattern! Thank you.

  35. Charlotte
    February 6, 2015 at 7:54 am (3 years ago)

    I just saw these slippers & they are soooo cute! Where can I get the pattern please? Would be great for next Christmas homemade gift exchange with my quilting/sewing friends. Thank you!