Making Slippers Non-Slip


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67 Responses to “Making Slippers Non-Slip”

  1. 1 tezsocks September 19, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Nicole…You are a rockstar!

  2. 2 orata September 19, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Hey, you have a Ravelry cake! Happy birthday! And thanks for the tutorial! I might want to borrow your caulking gun. 🙂

  3. 3 Lise September 19, 2007 at 8:23 am

    This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing!

  4. 4 mom September 19, 2007 at 8:58 am

    great idea! Happy Birthday !

  5. 5 twinsunplus1 September 19, 2007 at 9:37 am

    What a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing that. I’m knitting slips for my dad and he can do his own caulking if he finds them too slippery!

  6. 6 chemgrrl September 19, 2007 at 10:04 am

    Is ‘t yer birthday? Happiest returns o’ th’ tide, me hearty. Yer tutorial be a nice one, thanks fer postin’. I *do* be havin’ a caulkin’ gun, tho. Ye could be havin’ borrowed ‘t. 🙂

    P.S. Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day

  7. 7 Chrissy September 19, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Cool. Thanks for the tutorial. I never ever would have thought of that on my own.

  8. 8 Meghann September 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    WOW!! Awesome! I’ve been trying to think of a way to make my daughter’s slipper non-slippery, this is perfect. Off to check out my husband’s tools for caulking stuff!

  9. 9 Tracy September 19, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Great idea! Thanks!

  10. 10 macati September 19, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    amazing idea!

  11. 11 robyn September 19, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. 12 lv2knit September 19, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    I did this on my felted clogs, too, based on a suggestion from one of my blog readers/commenters. I found clear silicone in a tube that stayed clear when it dried. It seemed “tacky” for a while after the application — I stuck to my kitchen floor! After a few days it lost the stickiness and now is a great non-skid slipper!

  13. 13 Mary September 19, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Great tutorial! Just one question: what happens when your slippers need a wash?

  14. 14 Chad Kroski September 19, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    ain’t it cheaper to buy nu ones?

  15. 15 cristina September 19, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    What a great ideia! GIRL YOU ROCK 😉

  16. 16 myhobbyisyarn September 19, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Great idea! I wanted to make some felted slippers but I was afraid of slipping.

  17. 17 Abril September 20, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for the idea! I was planning on making at least 2 pairs for Christmas and was worried about the stairs with no carpet.

  18. 18 Em September 20, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

  19. 19 Debbie September 20, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks! Just learned something new. Gotta do that to my Fuzzy Feet slippers

  20. 20 Cath September 21, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Hmm–wish I’d known about this 6 months ago when I made my clogs. They are both worn through and I’m thinking about how to patch them.
    This will come in handy for the next pair!

  21. 21 Annie September 22, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Fantastic idea! I’m bookmarking this one! 🙂

  22. 22 Carol September 23, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Gotta remember this one. Hubby needs new slippers! Give us an update in a while on how they wear, please????

  23. 23 Kathy N September 23, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    This is a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  24. 24 c.b.leslie September 25, 2007 at 10:40 am


    Perhaps mask the edges off with some Painters Tape/Masking Tape next time? You would only have to wait for it to set, before you pulled the tape off.

  25. 25 Jodi September 26, 2007 at 8:10 am

    That’s awfully slick! Tee hee…

  26. 26 Bobbelur September 27, 2007 at 4:15 am

    Wow!! I’ve knitted and felted slippers for my brothers, their wives and kids, my parents-in-law and now I get them in return “Could you PLEEEEAAAAAAASEE repair them for me???”
    I’ve been trying to figure out how to repair the soles – now I know. *slaps forehaed* So simple!!!!

  27. 27 Denise/CT September 28, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Wonderful idea. I’ve put off knitting these because I didn’t want to sew on the suede sole (not sure it would even be non-skid). This is perfect. Did your slippers dry as pictured in the last photo? Not clear as in not transparent…huh?

  28. 28 Carol W September 30, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    That is cool. I made my pastor and his wife slippers and they couldn’t wear them because they were to slippery. I guess they never wore then on the ceramic floor. Now I know what to do for my next slipper gift.

  29. 29 Isabelle aka Tricotine October 19, 2007 at 1:09 am

    This is GENIUS! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  30. 30 penny October 23, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Thats just fantastic!!!!

    No more Slip N Slide !!!!

  31. 31 stuffstuff October 24, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    I think that looks horribly careless

  32. 32 KL October 28, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    My advice: DON’T USE SILICONE!!!
    I did the same on my daughters slippers last year, and it worked very well….for her.
    But for the rest of us…very bad! The floor (wooden) was extremly slippery! And it took a long time for it to be normal, even if I washed it. We had to warn our guests, and tell them to be carefull…
    She used them for about two days before we understood what had happened to the floor, and it took at least a couple of weeks before the floor was normal again. So; don’t do it!!

  33. 33 Cherry November 4, 2007 at 12:21 am

    Fan-bloody-tastic!!!!! Thank you!

  34. 34 Sharon November 9, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    This would be perfect for putting a “backing” on area rugs that lost their “grip” or on a crocheted rug. *Jotting note into my idea book*

  35. 35 enid November 9, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Seems like a good idea. I’ve used rug backing for mine, but it gave them a strange smell….

  36. 36 Andrew November 14, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    I’m going to experiment with different kinds of caulk for slipper bottoms. KL, thanks for the “don’t use silicone” tip! I wonder if latex caulk will work better… Will report back with my results.

  37. 37 tena November 16, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    great idea I winder if this idea could have other application for ex. the bottom of my daughters footie pajamas or the bottoms of handmade fabric baby shoes….I’ll try it and see.

  38. 38 Louise November 21, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    I liked the silicone idea & couldn’t wait to do rugs. Now I think I’ll try that by-the-yard stuff for sleeper feet. What a great site for felting & socks & yarn dyeing!

  39. 39 MX November 29, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you SO much for the super idea!!

  40. 40 sliplessers December 1, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    TIP: Silicone is used in the example above, and it may work well, but definitely LATEX is the better material for this application. You can buy latex rug backing materials in stores that carry rug-hooking craft supplies. Mold Builder is a latex product that can be thinned to desired consistancy. It is used for making latex molds but works well for backing rugs or bottoming slippers.

  41. 41 Andrew December 10, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    I recommend Shoe-Goo. Silicone caulk, as observed above, makes your floors slippery. Latex caulk, I found, is very sticky even after it’s cured. Shoe-goo gives off dangerous fumes while it’s curing, but in the end you’ll have a hard, rubbery sole on your slippers.

  42. 42 joanmm December 11, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    I was wanting to make these for my elderly parents, but hesitated because of the slippery factor.

    I think this is a great way to get around it, and they’ll both get slippers for the holiday!

  43. 43 Claire k January 15, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    merci pour cette super bonne idée…..
    à moi les petites Mary jane!!!!
    claire k

  44. 44 deLadyBex February 13, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Hi I just loved this idea of yopurs Ihave used rug backing lue and this can get rather messy to use thaqnks dear fellow crater/artist hugs for the geat idea!!!!!

  45. 45 Corrie March 2, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Hi, if you are looking for an easy way to make slippers, socks, tights or even stockings non-skid / non-slip, give this product a try:

    GRIPPIES is the “no-slip solution” for socks, tights and gloves!

    No drying time, machine washable, quick and easy to use. GRIPPIES come in a sticker version and an iron-on version, both work very well on virtually any fabric.

    Please check it out, GRIPPIES could be a real time saver for you!

  46. 46 kate April 7, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Sorry, but I think that is really ugly and ruins a nice pair of slippers. I would never gunk up all that work with that stuff. Wouldn’t it be a better idea to just buy a pair of cheap clogs that would serve the purpose better?

    Also, the suede bottoms would certainly be non-slip and would look a heck of a lot better.

    I just finished this pattern and am about to felt them. I can’t imagine ruining all my work with such an ugly solution.

  47. 47 Shaina May 12, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    I think this is a very clever idea that many people can find inspiration in. I think I’ll personally try Shoe Goo when I knit mine. I’ve found suede bottoms help slippers last longer but are definitely not non-slip. Thanks for the tutorial!

  48. 48 REGINA July 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    MUITO BOM!!!!!

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  51. 51 slipper September 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you! Thank you for your info. And this is slippers site. It pretty much covers slipper related stuff.

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