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Thread: Washcloth Slippers for Nursing Homes

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    I have been making an item for the Nursing Homes to give to their residents at Christmas or their Birthday. They are real easy and inexpensive. If you would like, I can let everyone know how to make them. Anyway, I just wanted to share. Thanks
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    Cool idea!

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    Neat idea! I know the residents will appreciate having them!

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    ok, those are cute! now put one on and show us what it looks like! :)

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    very nice! I would love the directions!

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    Do a TUTE, Do a tute!

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    I agree - do a tute. Great idea for the holidays

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    cool slippers, okay now we want a tutorial and please model them on your feet

    please please

    okay I did a search and these are similiar to hers

    http://patternsthatfityou.com/FrSlipperCl.htm

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    I would love to know how these are made.

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    Put PUFF PAINT on the bottom so they will not slip when standing.

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    Twinkie,I love the wash cloth slippers and they certainly must be very useful for nursing home residents. That is such a neat idea and thank you so much for sharing.

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    Here is a picture of what they look like on your feet. I am not a light weight person so they will fit the larger ladies and gentlemen
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    That puff paint is a great idea.I just may make some of these for my company that is coming in November.I already made them a towel wrap so these would be great!!Thanks alot!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    cool slippers, okay now we want a tutorial and please model them on your feet

    please please

    okay I did a search and these are similiar to hers

    http://patternsthatfityou.com/FrSlipperCl.htm
    Craftybear, you are just to fast for me. I was taking pictures and setting up a tute for all of you but now I don't have to LOL
    Thanks

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    Adorable!!!!!!

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    I am going to make a matching set.A towel wrap and matching washcloth slippers!I think my guests will love them!!

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    What an awesome idea! I love em, and they will make super cool gifts!

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    twinkie, you are a real inspiration to the rest of us!
    Are you going to share the pattern?

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    I will be glad to. It is real simple.

    Take 2 washcloths. Fold one in half and stitch the seams on the side so that it looks like a little pocket. Then turn inside out so the seam is on the inside. Turn the top edge down about 3/4 of an inch on the outside. Stitch trim (and the top edge folded down) down at the same time you stitch the trim on.

    Turn to the inside where the seams are stitched up and cut a little slit under the seam. Thread 3/8" elastic, 12" long through the top seam where the trim is and fasten together ends of the elastic. Be sure to put puff paint or dots of fabric glue on the bottom to prevent slipping. That is all there is to it. ****don't forget to do the second slipper LOL**** Enjoy and have fun

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    Thanks! Another great idea for me to do for service project! I have been looking for an easy item to make for my DH's work. He works in hospice and these would come in handy for his clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    twinkie, you are a real inspiration to the rest of us!
    Are you going to share the pattern?
    Thank you for the kind words

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    Very nice But can I add one thing I work with elderly and please use some sort of nonslip stuff on the bottom. Maybe some dots of clear fabric glue or even brush it on. 8-)

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    great job ! puff paint is an excellent idea..i have used a little glue gun too..the glue dries rubbery.

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    Fantastic tutorial!! Thank you so much!! Easy to follow and such a great idea.

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    Great idea about the puff paint or fabric glue. I wasn't told that by the person who taught me to do them but it really makes sense. Did add it to the tute. Thanks again for all the support.

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