Handmade slippers are great – but slippery! Here are 10+ great ideas for how to make crochet and knit slippers non slip!
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A real problem!
And one question always comes up – how do you make crochet and knit slippers non-slip? As a homeowner with wood floors and 3 kids, it’s a quest I’m familiar with! So with slipper gift-giving season upon us, today’s roundup features a collection of ideas I’ve put together to make slippers non-slip.
Some of this stuff you might already have, or be able to find at the hardware or craft store – or just click the link to buy online!
10+ Ways to Make Crochet & Knit Slippers Non-Slip
- Plastic Dip: I’ve seen this recommended by lots of crocheters and knitters. It comes in cans so you can just use a cotton swab to dab on some dots that will dry into neat rubber grips, or get the can for an easy spray!
Fiber-Lok Non Skid Backing: This product is made to be brushed on the back of rugs, so it’s great on fabrics and easy to use! Just be sure to let it dry and use two coats. With 15 square feet of double coat coverage, that’s a lot of slippers!
Puffy Fabric Paint: How many of you have some of these already in your crafting stash? You don’t see too many puff paint shirts out there anymore, but the paints are still popular – for making socks and slippers non slip. Bonus, you get to make fun designs in all the colors!
- Non-Slip Indoor Rug Pad: Some knitters and crocheters like to use the stuff you’re supposed to layer between the rug and the floor. Just trace their shoes, cut it out and sew it on – or if you don’t sew, try washable fabric glue! Just like footie pajamas!
- Silicone Sealant: Flexible, and dries clear! Check your garage – you might already have some laying around…I even found a great video on youtube that shows just how to apply it:
- Slipper Soles: Boye is a brand most yarn crafters know, but did you know they sell pre-made soles for knit and crochet slippers? They are often sold out, but which makes me wonder if you couldn’t work a blanket stitch around these sheepy insoles, and treat the bottom?
- Fancy Custom Felt Soles on the Zen of Making: Aren’t these gorgeous! If you’ve got the sewing skills, these give a truly exceptional finished look. You’ll need thick felt and the puffy fabric paint listed above.
- Dritz Anti-Skid Gripper Fabric: Hey, guess what – there’s a product specifically designed for this! It says right on the package – “For pajamas and slippers. Prevents Slips and Falls.” Perfect!
Prym Espadrille Woven Soles with Rubber Base: It’s easy to sew into the woven edge – whether you add fabric or yarn is up to you!
- Viva Sock Stop: It’s designed for socks, but perfect for slippers! The Viva Decor ABS slip stop fabric liquid is a soft and non-slip rubber sock paint. The ABS non skid fabric paint is suitable for light and dark materials!
Non Skid Rubber Treated Fabric: This looks like the stuff I remember on the feet of my footie pajamas! A bit of sewing skills will create a lovely and flexible non slip sole with this fabric!
Have you found any other ways to make slippers non slip? Any tricks, products, or methods I missed? Share your ideas in the comments! I try to add new methods to this post as I learn about them. Stay warm AND safe!