29 November 2017

Free Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

With the holidays fast approaching, it's the time of year that calls for fleecy pyjamas, a bottomless tub of Quality Street... and how about a cosy pair of handmade slipper boots?

As a thank you for reading the blog this year, we wanted to treat you to super speedy slipper sewing pattern to get stuck into. This is a fab project if you’ve just got a few hours to dedicate to crafting time as they’re very quick to put together. They also don’t require much fabric, so are a great stash buster. Enjoy!

Download the free Slipper Boots sewing pattern


To ensure your pattern prints at the right size, be sure to open and print the pattern in Adobe Reader (you can download it for free) and print it at "actual size" or "100% scale" in the print settings. If you're new to digital patterns, read more about printing and assembling your pattern.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

You will need: 

  • 30cm (3/8 yards) of main fabric - medium to heavy-weight sweatshirting, fleece, velour or woven cotton
  • Matching thread
  • 30cm (3/8 yards) of lining fabric - cosy faux fur, fleece, jersey, fleece, velour or flannel
  • 30cm of cotton wadding (3/8 yards)
  • Optional: Anti-slip rubber dotted fabric (we found ours on Ebay)
  • Sewing machine and basic tools
Seam allowance is included in the pattern (15mm / 5/8in)

Cut out all the pieces you need in your size as noted on the pattern pieces. Cut short snips for the notches.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

In your main fabric, place the toe panel on top of the front panel, right sides together, and pin them together along the front panel seam. Stitch.

Trim the seam allowances down to about half their width, then notch little triangles into the curves every 30mm (1in) or so, being careful not to cut through the stitching. Press the seam allowances open. Repeat for the other boot.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Place the back panel on top of the front and toe panels, right sides together. Pin them together along the inside and outside leg seams, matching notches. Stitch.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Trim the seam allowances down to about half their width, then press the seam allowances open. Repeat for the other boot.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Repeat the previous two steps with the lining fabric, but leave a 5cm (2in) opening in the middle of the inside leg seam.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Place the wadding on top of the base panels in the main fabric, wrong sides together. Pin them together around the base panel seam, matching notches. Tack (baste) the layers of fabric together with a 10mm (3/8in) seam allowance.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

With the boot (the front, back and toe panels) turned wrong side out, place the base panel on top of it. Pin them together around the base panel seam, right sides together, matching notches. Stitch. Trim the seam allowances down to about half their width, then turn the boot right side out. Finger press the base panel seam to smooth it out.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Turn the boot lining inside out and slip it over the main boot, right sides together. Pin them together around the top opening seam, matching notches. Stitch.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

If your sewing machine has a free arm, you can remove the cover to understitch the seam allowances of the top opening to the lining. Understitching will help keep the lining tucked inside the boot. This step isn't essential, so feel free to skip it if your machine doesn’t have a free sewing arm!

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Pull the bottom of the boot lining out through the opening in the inside leg seam. Place the lining base on top of the boot lining, wrong sides together. Pin together around the base panel seam, matching notches. Stitch. Trim the seam allowances.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Turn the lining right side out through the opening along the inside leg seam. Machine or hand stitch the opening closed. Finger press the base panel seam to smooth it out.

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Finally, push the lining inside the main boot . You might need to wiggle the lining around inside the boot to get it to sit in the right place. You can fold the top down to show off a jazzy contrasting lining!

Free Sewing Pattern! Make Your Own Snuggly Slipper Boots - Tilly and the Buttons

Enjoy!

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22 November 2017

Black Friday Sale - 25% off!

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It's time for our biggest sale of the year! Grab a bargain in our Black Friday sale with a massive 25% off our printed and digital sewing patterns - woohoo!

Stock up on Christmas presents for crafty friends or treat yourself.

Visit the shop and enter code FRIYAY at checkout
Offer ends Monday 27 November midnight GMT

Go forth and shop! xxx

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15 November 2017

Your Makes!

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes

Hi Sewing Friends! It’s Katie again with another wonderful roundup of your beautiful makes! Now that the weather is getting well and truly chilly you’ve been showing off your snuggly Autumn/Winter makes on social media and we love it! Thank you as always for sharing, you continue to blow us away with your sewing skills. Let me show you a few of our recent faves!

Isn’t the embroidered bird detail on Sofie's Rosa shirt just the icing on the cake? It’s the perfect finishing touch to a beautiful make. Jen’s triple denim Rosa is a vision! It really is a show stopper.

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes

Who doesn’t love an Autumnal Cleo? Laura’s scarlet version is perfect for this time of year, no wonder she looks so happy frocking in the woods in it! Mel’s stunning green Cleo looks scrumptious, and check out those topstitching skills!

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes



I love Joy’s Francoise, doesn’t she look like a modern day Alice in Wonderland? And if you’re craving plaids and tartans for this time of year - I know I am! - then Sophy’s Francoise can’t help but inspire you.

8 November 2017

How to Make a Padded Coat Hang


So you’ve poured your heart and soul into your handmade dress, snipped the final thread, heaved a satisfied sigh, squealed with delighted pride…and then promptly hung it up on a natty wire coat hanger!

If this sounds like you, consider giving your dressmaking projects the badge of honour they deserve by whipping up one of these beautiful, silky, padded coat hangers. Vanessa here today, with the steps to show you how. I was inspired to make this hanger for my Etta dress - far too special for a regular hanger!

Not only do these hangers protect your delicate clothes from the lumps, bumps and indents that wooden and wire hangers can make, but they also allow you to channel your inner 1950s boudoir goddess, (or “inner Nana” as Tilly says, but let’s ignore her!).



1 November 2017

2017 Christmas gift guide!

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
Hello Sailor Heavy Interlock fabric from Tilly and the Buttons from £8.50
Pink Dressmaker Shears 8" from Ernest Wright and Son £40

Christmas is fast approaching which means it's time for mince pies, decorations, and presents! Do you know what you're getting for your crafty friends? Browse our top selection of gorgeous gifts and stocking fillers for your nearest and dearest. Don't forget to treat yourself too :)

Tilly and the Buttons crafty Christmas gift guide 2017!
17-Month Agenda - No Bad Days from Ban.do $28
Etta Dress Kit from Tilly and the Buttons from £45