For Halloween we (my mom and I) made my son’s dinosaur costume. It was fantastic but the slippers that we made with it were the biggest hit. It’s taken me since Halloween but I have finally made another pair of slippers. Thomas the train slippers. Of course I used a pattern, Simplicity 2506 (if you were wondering). I am not skilled enough to sew without a pattern. But when I came to one step I realized more instructions were needed than what they provided. The instruction said “Insert elastic through opening in one end of cuff casing.” That is pretty vague. I have some experience threading elastic, cords, etc, so I thought I would put together a mini tutorial. This can also be used to thread a drawstring through pants or a cord through the hood of a sweatshirt. Plus check out my cool shoes I made.
My son loves them. I made them so that he can see the face of Thomas on the top of his feet. When he looks down at them he smiles and giggles.