Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™

Ch 4. Seam Your Slippers

Prepare to Seam Slippers

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You will now prepare to seam your slippers by threading colored scrap yarn through the sides to be seamed up.

This step is a great help in making the NEXT step (seaming) go easily and without making your head spin.

Using 7 colors of scrap yarn and a tapestry needle, quickly weave yarn through the edges of your garter-stitch strip, according to the A – B – C labels of your schematic.

Use any colors you like, just label your schematic with the colors you chose.

The video below walks you through this easy step.

Seam Slippers

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You’ve made it to the hardest part of the project! Once you learn mattress stitch in the video below, seaming up these slippers will become the magical origami project I’ve promised.

To begin, find the edges you’ve marked that correspond with the “A” edges on your schematic. With the RS of your work facing you, bring the “A” edges together. Find a long tail on on one of the edges to use for seaming and thread it on your tapestry needle. Remove the scrap yarn from both “A” edges.

Follow along with the video below to learn how to seam each of the seams of this project, in alphabetical order according to your schematic, with Mattress stitch.

Weave in Ends

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Don’t wait – do it now!

Weaving in ends can be overwhelming, but only if you believe it’s hard or takes a long time.

Set a good attitude now and get to weaving in those ends as soon as you’re done seaming. Put on a good Netflix episode if needed, and follow along with the video below to learn my recommendations for weaving in your ends on this project.

Tip: Here is a video on how to weave in very short ends.

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