Thing 127

For the third Thing using the pink flowered fabric, Esther requested slocks.

You know, slocks. They’re like slippers and socks, at the same time.

We googled free patterns and settled on this one. It was close enough to what Esther described and I could improvise any changes she wanted.

I traced Esther’s foot for an approximate size and, using the tutorial pictures as a guide, drew a pattern piece for the sides/top. I think the tutorial calls for different top pieces for the left and right side of each foot but I made them the same. The fabric had plenty of stretch to made it work. I also added a lining.

The exterior is with the pink flowers and the bottoms and lining are from an old pair of grey leggings. I bound the tops of the slocks with the last of picot-edge fold over elastic, which helped tighten up an overly large opening.


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I sewed these entirely on the serger. (As you can see I couldn’t be bothered to rethread the machine with darker thread.)

If I’d planned it correctly I could have concealed the inside seams altogether, but I’m not losing any sleep over this. These slocks are soft and comfortable and good enough.


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They’re slightly roomier than Esther had envisioned — more slipper than sock — but with the way children grow around here I’m not worried.


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As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only slocks remain the same.”* 



Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €197.62


* Quotes may or may not be an accurate representation of what was actually said.

  1 comment for “Thing 127

  1. Hanneke
    May 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    So cute! Nice and soft slocks

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