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Washcloth slippers make a wonderful gift for those who do a lot of traveling, as they take up almost no space in a suitcase. In addition, they make great bazaar or flea market items. Check the stores for “bundles” of washcloths, which would be much cheaper to buy, or use old towels and cut to fit. Velour is also a very nice fabric for these pretty slippers. You could make a pair for every day of the week, just throw them into the washer.
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Poly/Cotton Velour Black Poly/Cotton Velour Black

This soft velour fabric has about 20% stretch across the grain for added comfort and ease. It is perfect for creating stylish tops, activewear, lounge wear and slippers.

Novelty French Terry Hearts Brown Novelty French Terry Hearts Brown

This French terry fabric is smooth on one side and looped on another. It is great for sporty or casual apparel, such as slippers, athletic wear or stylish jogging suits. It can also be used for children's apparel.

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Comment by Jana on January 9, 2011 at 1:03am
Love these slippers!  I will be trying them if I ever finish the two lap blankets I am working on.  I can't seem to sit down long enough to get more than a row or two done before something happens and I am up again. 
Comment by Ophelia "Hope" White on January 3, 2010 at 11:28am
Question: These are adorable, but my daughter doesn't like the pointed toe thing. How much seam allowance did everyone use?
Comment by Jodie Hickman on December 27, 2009 at 7:48pm
What a sweet thing to make. In my family a washcloth would not be long enough. I would have to get a towel and make them. Thank you for the PDF.
Comment by Sherri on December 27, 2009 at 6:40pm
I simply love this quick idea.. how adorable and easy to make..thank you for sharing with us :)
Comment by Karen on December 27, 2009 at 6:38pm
So cute! I'll be trying these soon! TFS!
Comment by Rita Long on December 27, 2009 at 6:28pm
Nice idea. Thank You
Comment by patti on December 27, 2009 at 4:52pm
Thanks Marge, your directions actually clarify things better
Comment by Marge Campbell on December 27, 2009 at 3:25pm
OOPS...I reread the pattern...got it... I was thinking only 1-1/2" opening...duh! So, I am now reading to fold the washcloth in half, sew up two of the open sides to within 1-1/2" of what will be the top edge of the slipper...fold the 1-1/2" over to make the casing for the elastic... gonna make some of these right now...Thanks for the pattern!
Marge
Comment by Sherrie Nordgren of SympleTymes on December 27, 2009 at 2:23pm
Thank You so much for this slipper pattern,My Mother inlaw use to make these slippers,I had never seen the pattern,I am just thrilled to have it now!!!Thanks again soooo much , Sherrie
Comment by MockaMooseMarket on December 27, 2009 at 1:03pm
Wish I had known about these before Christmas! This would have been a great project to do with my grand-kids. Instead we'll make them for Mother's Day & Father's Day gifts. Thanks for sharing this. I love these simple little ideas.

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