Tools and materials:
- Faux fur
- Old bag
- Old flip flops
- Sewing machine
- Fabric glue
There is nothing better than having a comfy and warm pair of slippers to get you through the winter! Learn how to make a pair of fuzzy, UGG-inspired slippers from items you already have at home.
To kickstart this amazing DIY, cut the bag along the seams so that the material will be easier to work with.
Place the sole of your flip flop on the bag material and cut around it adding some seam allowance. Repeat for the other flip flop. These will become the soles of your slippers.
Next, I cut off the neckline of the sweater.
Place the sole on the fur fabric and cut out the fabric.
Use a measuring tape to measure the circumference of your sole.
Based on your measurement, cut out one long strip of faux fur fabric.
Next, measure the width of the top and bottom of your foot and the distance between those two points.
Transfer the measurements to a piece of paper drawing a trapezoid. Then curve the edges of the pattern.
Cut out the pattern piece and then place it on the faux fur fabric. Then cut around the pattern piece adding some seam allowance. Cut out four faux fur pieces.
Create pairs, placing the pieces, right sides together, and sew along the shortest side.
Cut the neckband from the sweater to fit around your ankle and sew it right sides together.
You can then flip the small strip right side out using a safety pin.
Next, sandwich the piece of neckband in between the faux fur and sew it in by sewing the long side of the faux fur. You can use any elastic instead of the neckband.
Flip the pieces right sides out.
You can also cut some heavy interfacing to give your slippers more shape. This time, you don’t need to add any seam allowance.
Place the interfacing in the middle of the pieces and sew three straight lines across.
To assemble your new slipper, pin the middle part to the inner sole, and then attach the long strip all around these two pieces.
Go ahead and attach the sole to the other side of the strip and turn it right sides out.
Insert your flip flop into the slipper sole and if you have any cut-outs from the bag leftover, insert them as well.
Close up your slipper by using a little fabric glue and some clips. Make sure to put glue on the faux fur and then slightly fold the edge of the sole over, before you clip it, to keep the bottom neat and clean.
These DIY fluffy slippers are guaranteed to keep your feet warm and comfortable! Let me know what you think of these UGG-inspired slippers in the comments!
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