Cozy booties

A review of Sew House Seven Child/Adult Moon Booties

Reviewed by Farmertakesawife on 1st December, 2023

This is a fun intermediate make.  I sew with a Bernina 830.  I definitely needed a hump jumper to get over the elastic cord.  My boots are wool, lined with double sided flannel.  I did scoop a bit out of the instep area, and shortened the last, which is made of denim.  I also used iron on fleece, which I applied to the outer.  The trickiest part of the pattern is sewing the two soles together.  I removed the amount of fleece that would have been sewn into the soul.  I stitched it down, because sometimes iron ons creep.  It is hidden behind the last.  This really helped with the bulk.  On the lining, the elastic is on the bias.  Flannel stretches, so I ran two rows of stay stitching under the elastic.

The appliqués are wool felt.  I also used iron on fleece to make the soles.  Next time I’ll full some wool to make the soles.  I recycled a bit of leather to make them non slip.  All of this fabric was leftover from other projects.  I love a sew that helps clean up scraps.  I would love to do these out of patchwork.  I see a matching smoking jacket and slippers in my future.