My daughter needed new slippers and I decided to sew a new pair of them for her. I thought that sewing slippers for her was a cute project to make and she would be super happy to know that I had made them specially for her.
Together we had bought a foxy fleece fabric a few months ago and I thought it would be perfect to make slippers.
These slippers can be done in no time. So, are you ready to follow this tutorial?
Slippers tutorial – materials needed:
- sewing pattern (you can download it a couple of pics down here)
- outer fabric
- inner fabric
- Batting (this is optional if you want to make the slippers more comfy)
First, you can print out the pattern down here. Note this is for a 35 size, so you can downgrade or upgrade it according to your needs. Just save the image and print it at 100%.
Measure the length of a pair of shoes the person you are going to make the slippers for wears, and adjust accordingly. The length in this pattern is 23 cm. This pattern doesn’t include the seam allowance, so just add 1 cm (or 3/8″) all around and you are good to go!
You need to cut the soles 2 times in the fabric and 2 times in the lining. And the outer part is to be cut 4 times in the fabric and 4 times in the lining (2 for each foot). Don’t forget to add the seam allowance as shown here.
Start by sewing the outer fabric at the top. Right sides together. From the extreme left to the mark you will see in the pattern.
Press the seams.
This is how it looks from the right side, just about 2/3 of it have been sewn together.
Now, stitch the back of the slipper.
When you turn it this is how it will look.
You have a hole at the top, where your feet will go ;-)
Do the same with the other foot, and with the 2 linings.
Pin separately the sole to each top part. You’ll have to do this 4 times (2 for the main fabric and for each foot and 2 for the lining and for each foot).
Sew the 2 pieces around.
You can serge the edges.
Once you’ve sewn and serged them, you can knotch the round edges.
Insert your lining into your outer piece, right sides facing.
Pin the 2 pieces together at the top. Sew them together, living a whole that you will use to turn it all the way around.
You can see here I left a space.
Ops! turn them right sides out and you will see they are stitched where the foot is suppose to enter the slipper. That is correct.
Now, you’ll put the lining inside and the right side of the lining fabric will be the one that you see (all the seams are hidden in between the 2 fabrics). Here is where you can add the batting to your slippers. If you don’t want to, just jump to the next step. If you are inserting batting to your slippers, just make sure that you put the same amount all over; introduce it in between the 2 soles (remember that you have a hole).
You can also have a flat batting, in that case, you’ll cut it 2 times following the sole pattern and pin it to the outer fabric sole and stitch it together when you sew the upper part of the slipper and the sole. Make sure you pin it to the wrong side of the sole.
Once your batting is inside, fold the fabric in the whole you left.
Pin it and top stitch the whole opening.
And your handmade slippers are finished!
You can fold down the upper part.
And voilà, your new comfy, warm and handmade slippers are ready to wear!
Aren’t these super cute?
This sewing project is super easy to make and with the colder season coming it is the perfect sewing project and handmade gift for the whole family.
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