Instead of sending your Njuta slippers to an early grave, save the soles. You can make another pair of shoes with the soles that can last forever. Okay, I have no idea if they can last forever, but I do know that the soles of the slippers I bought 3 years ago looked practically new to me when I was about to throw them away last week. The instructions on Ikea’s site state that the shoes should not be washed or tumbled dry, but I have done both many times. I sent an email to Ikea’s customer service to find out why the shoes should not be washed or dried. I will update this post if and when I receive an answer.
The top portion of the slipper was easy to remove. I wanted to make new uppers using a crochet motif I found in a book. I made the left upper first. I winged the inner sole and sides and fit the motif to the sides. It doesn’t look horrible, but I thought it might be better to use a pattern for the inner sole. I used a vintage ballet slipper pattern for the inner sole when I made the right shoe and started crocheting around the motif to make the sides. I did not achieve the exact look I was going for, but I am definitely going to wear my shoes until the uppers wear away.
Here are a few links to crochet slippers that could replace the Njuta uppers –
|Mocasín de adulto en crochet||Crochet Slippers|
|Crochet Sandals||Ballet Slippers|
|Open Mesh Slippers||Slipper Boots|