My “scraps” for this project were rather large this time and fabric was actually saved from an old quilt cover that was wearing thin in too many places. This project, inspired by 2 foot ops. Namely, the disposable slippers patients have to wear.
I had been meaning to make myself some “shoe covers” for quite a while . . . so that I can keep my shoes (with orthopedic insoles) on indoors, without traipsing dirt upstairs where we have wooden parquet.
They might not look very elegant but they do the job! Easy to slip on over my shoes before I head upstairs . . . and easy to take off when I come back downstairs. Very easy to make too. If you’re interested, I took step by step photos.
To make one pair, I cut two rectangles of fabric 38cm x 35cm (I have very big feet). Folded each piece, right sides together (so piece measured 38cm x 17.5cm) and sewed a 1cm seam along both 17.5cm edges.
Next, I pressed those seams open and drew a sewing line 2cm in from the corner point of seams.
Sewed along that line & trimmed.
Still working with wrong sides out, I then pressed under raw edges along the top of my “pouch” before pressing under a generous seam allowance.
This is the casing for elastic, so I sewed close to the inner edge, remembering to leave a gap large enough to thread a safety pin with elastic.
I cut 32cm of elastic to thread through. Sewed elastic ends together, before sewing the gap closed. And voilà!
I got slightly carried away and made 3 pairs.
Idea being, these will need to be flung in the washing machine from time to time, so I’ll always have a clean, dry pair of shoe covers to slip on and protect wooden parquet when I head upstairs.