I stitched these shoes - a combination of silk and metallic threads - the finished canvas was sent away for professional finishing - and YES - I wear them on occasion.
I have this canvas in my stash - complete with the threads to stitch up - they are on my "To Do" list….
GI-NOR-MOUS to wee-itty-bitty. I used graph paper and a pencil (yep - there was a lot of erasing going on) - the graph below isn't even close to the final design.
I was going to put together a tutorial on how I finished the 1:12 slippers, but found this outstanding tutorial instead and thought I'd share. Take a look at Scarletsailsminiatures.blogspot.com. It's amazing.
I pretty much had the same approach as Natalie shows, but I used four strands of DMC floss and made the cording for around the top of the shoes. I stitched the backs of the shoes closed instead of gluing them, used blue material I had on hand for the inside (versus silk) and used white felt for the bottom of the soles.
I hope this will inspire you to take a plunge and try this for yourself. It's a lot of fun - And I promise I'll post a pattern for you for a pair of slippers before the end of the month.