Over the years, we have received so many requests to offer the Wayfarer Shoes sewing pattern in adult sizes. We can understand why, as these simple soft-soled shoes are incredibly comfortable to wear, satisfying to sew, and can be made with next to no fabric.
Well, we’re pleased to announce that the Wayfarer Shoes Adult Bundle is now available. With a generous size range and width options to get a perfect fit, “big Wayfarers” are every bit as fun (and addictive) to sew as the little ones!
Wayfarer Shoes have been a perennial favourite at Twig + Tale, and for good reason! Like the children's version, Wayfarer Shoes for Adults are a simple, soft-soled slipper that are perfect for padding around inside. They are fully-lined with such a neat finish that they can be made to be completely reversible.
Wayfarers really are the ultimate scrap buster. Even the adult sizes can be made with small remnants of fabric, a perfect use for those "too pretty to throw out" scraps, or for upcycling pre-loved textiles. They work well with a wide variety of fabric, from cosy wool and sherpa for cold-weather wear, to cotton or linen for lightweight summer slippers.
The adults' Wayfarers come in a wide range of sizes, from Women's size 5 - Men's size 15. Designed with a wide toe box for toes to spread out, we've included three width options in the pattern - narrow, medium, and wide. Instructions for other common adjustments, instep height and toe shape, are included for a customized fit. Have a look at the size chart and materials list here.
Wayfarers are a simple, quick pattern to sew and make a perfect, relaxed afternoon project. There's a wonderful moment during the sewing process, where what looks like a lumpy bit of fabric is turned out, and a shoe magically emerges! Check out the hashtag #wayfarermagic on Instagram to see the transformation.
The Wayfarer pattern includes a clear, thorough tutorial with photos and video for every step of the process, perfect for visual learners. The pattern pieces are in A4 format for printing at home, and include a layered file so that you can select just the size(s) you would like to print. Wayfarers are well-suited for all levels of sewist, from beginner up, and can be sewn on regular home sewing machine with no special supplies.
We are so pleased that we can now offer the Wayfarer pattern in every size from Newborn, all the way to Men's size 15! Interested in purchasing all the sizes? Have a look at the value Family Wayfarer Bundle here. We hope that you enjoy sewing these cosy indoor shoes for family and friends.
We'd love to see you over at the Twig + Tale Facebook group where you can ask questions, look for inspiration, and of course share photos of your creations. You can also find us on Instagram - be sure to tag your projects #twigandtale so that we can find you too!
<Images by Angela Schade and Zoe Craggs>