Tools and materials:
- Sewing machine
With so many people staying at home, slippers are an absolute essential! Keeping our feet cozy and warm, especially during the colder seasons, is a must! In just a few very simple steps, you can learn how to sew your own pair of cute and comfy felt slippers.
To get started, trace a shoe onto a foam piece of fabric.
Use that first piece as a template to cut out a few more. All together you will need 6 pieces of fabric, 3 for each slipper.
Next, cut out two pieces of strong interfacing using your shoe template.
With all the pieces you will need, cut out and ready, it’s time to start layering. Place down one piece of foam. Then add the layer of interfacing, followed by two more layers of foam.
Moving on to the top, felt layer for the slipper, measure and check to make sure you are happy with the top part of the slipper so that it will fit you comfortably. Mark and cut to get the perfect piece.
Clip the four bottom layers of the slipper together so that they don’t move around. Then you can clip the top piece of felt onto the bottom of the slipper. Make sure that the edges of the top piece line up with the edge of the bottom.
Mark on the bottom piece where the top of the slipper ends.
If you are happy with the piece, unclip it and use it as a template for the second slipper.
Copy the markings you had made onto the other slipper so that they will be symmetrical.
Now you can clip together the bottom layers and clip on the top piece as well for each slipper.
With everything clipped in place, sew the slipper together. Start on the edge of the top piece and make your way around the slipper until you reach your starting point.
A nice little trick is to use hot glue on the bottom to make the slippers anti-slip.
A comfy pair of slippers are just a few easy steps away! What detailing or design would you add to these slippers? Let me know in the comments below!
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