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20min challenge!

Added Mar 28, 2010

by olystyrene

Sydney, Australia






On Saturday, my friend came to the markets with no shoes on. We planned to travel to visit her mum but she was concerned about going long distance without footwear… And the 20 minute challenge was born!

Since I had been weaving rugs and mats all day I had a number of scappy fabric pieces (mainly polo shirt collars) to play with. We cut these into thin strips and I proceeded to weave these into a pair of delightful colourful slippers.

My friend was delighted – especially since these didn’t fall apart!

This was a super fun project!

Material Notes

Old polo shirt collars




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic, Geek, Grunge, Other

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    Jul 20, 2010, 09.52 AMby vote1rachel

    Such a super great idea! Wish I had a whole bunch of scraps laying around to use in such an inventive way

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      Jul 20, 2010, 11.33 PMby olystyrene

      It’s funny cos it was unplanned, spawned out of necessity – my friend needed a pair of shoes.. i had scraps lying around.. 2 and 2 had to be put together! ;)

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      Jul 20, 2010, 11.53 PMby vote1rachel

      Necessity is the mother of invention! Still, great work!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 03.47 AMby sapphire1551

    those are some awesome slippers :) much better than “real” shoes anyways.

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      Apr 20, 2010, 04.13 AMby olystyrene

      hehe.. i thought so too.. they were made out of necessity, which is more than we can say for most shoe acquisitions, i think ;)

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    Mar 30, 2010, 02.00 AMby pharmakon

    very innovative, congrats!!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 01.39 PMby lalunanueva

    this is awsome!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 01.29 PMby lelie

    looks like fun!!!

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      Mar 30, 2010, 02.03 AMby olystyrene

      They’re really comfy too :)

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    Mar 29, 2010, 01.25 PMby holasoylulu

    taht´s such a good idea! yay!!! pleeease, post a how to…!! Very well done!

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      Mar 30, 2010, 02.03 AMby olystyrene

      I think I will, keep checking… :)

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    Mar 29, 2010, 10.10 AMby loyl8

    I love them!!!! i really think you should post a how to!!!

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      Mar 29, 2010, 10.55 AMby olystyrene

      i’m so surprised to be getting this kind of feedback! :) perhaps i will…

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    Mar 29, 2010, 03.19 AMby sewdelightful

    how did you make the soles? could you do it again as a how-to post? I think they are really neat and I would like to know how they were done :)

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      Mar 29, 2010, 10.54 AMby olystyrene

      i made them in quite a rush – just crocheted (single stitches) about 4 fat lines with a fatty fat fat hook :)

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    Mar 28, 2010, 11.27 AMby asperge11

    these are so cool i made some house slippers once out of woven cloth

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      Mar 28, 2010, 11.57 AMby olystyrene

      thanks! it just shows you that you can make anything out of anything! :)

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