I made more slippers, and wanted to show some variations. I decided to see what would happen if I felted a pair of slippers more after they were sewn. Here they are before I gave them another hot bath (FYI, you can click on the pictures to see them larger):
Here they are after:
They are a smidge smaller, as expected, but I love the way the seams came out... kinda fuzzy and undefined. Of course I had to mess with them more, and added cuffs.... I really like the addition of the cuffs. I like the look of the sweaters cuffs better, but they felted too small on this particular sweater, so I just used a scrap piece & folded it over to create the cuff. It takes such a short amount of time & they look better to me with cuffs. What do you think? Cuffs or no cuffs?
I then decided to make a pair of child sized ones. I used the size women's 5 template, since that was the smallest one provided on the tutorial. I used this funky patterned wool blend, but because of the odd texture, I added a layer of soft lambswool on the insole for added comfort. I again added cuffs. I tried these on my son for a size reference, and while they were too big, they weren't grossly oversized on him. He wears a size 10 toddler for reference. Another reason I like the cuffs is that they help them stay on... especially for children's slippers that may start out a bit big to grow into.