Handmade slippers are great – but slippery! Here are 7 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!
7 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? There are a couple of other manufacturers too – some look very cozy indeed!
- 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.
And now I’m super interested in what the new Cricut Maker can do for slipper soles! The Cricut Maker can cut leather and fabric (including felt!) and might just be the key to custom non-slip soles – I hope to try it out soon!
Have you found any other ways to make slippers non slip? Any tricks, products, or methods I missed? Share your ideas in the comments! And stay warm AND safe!