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Old 02-22-2006, 09:09 AM   #1
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Ideas for a non-slip slipper bottom?
Hi there,

Does anyone know of a pattern or have any ideas on how to stitch a non slip bottom to a knit slipper?

My daughter slides all over our house with the slippers I made!

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Old 02-22-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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I haven't used it (I like the sliiiiiide), but fabric/puff paint is supposed to work.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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I have used it and it DOES work. But only apply it in stripes or dots or other designs. If you coat the whole bottom then its slippery.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:23 PM   #4
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I used this rug backing that I got at JoAnn's on the clogs I made for my mom. Just painted a thin layer on the bottom once they were dry. It worked very well.
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Originally Posted by yarnpiggy
I used this rug backing that I got at JoAnn's on the clogs I made for my mom. Just painted a thin layer on the bottom once they were dry. It worked very well.
What a great idea!!
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Thanks so much folks!
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:04 AM   #7
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i was thinking of the non-skid fake rug you can buy for floor rugs, they have them in "tape" rolls as bed bath and beyond/linens and things types of stores. you could sew/seam in a few rows.. (also good under sofa cushions, coffee tables, etc. its tacky but not sticky or tape/glue like... just has a tacky waffley texture)

but since its so late at night, my second thought was cleats. or astroturf the floor...

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Since I've bought, (but haven't made yet) the FT clog pattern I was wondering this myself. I was going to do an experimental swatch and try this, but since the thread is here what the hay. So.........

What do you think about applying a few squiggle lines of hot glue to the bottom to take out the slide?

(Who me? I never get a running start and slide across the kitchen floor )
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In addition to the puffy paint bottoms, I have read that stitching some leather onto the bottoms could also work. Haven't tried it yet, though. That could be because the LTK Stripey Slippers I bought a pattern for two months ago are languishing on my "to knit" list.... :rollseyes:
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You might also try Shoe Goo, which in my opinion is one of the greatest things ever invented. It might be a bit thick and gloppy, and hard to apply, but it will give your slippers a sole that can be worn outside! I used it to almost completely resole my favorite shoes (which later I threw away in a fit of mindless housecleaning and I regret it to this day :crying: )

Shoe Goo is the answer to almost every problem! :D I have also used it to fix holes in a water-filled pillow (no more leaks!)
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