How to Make Fleece Slipper Socks to Keep Your Toes Cozy This Winter

Nina's Ideas
by Nina's Ideas
9 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make fleece slipper socks. These DIY fleece slipper socks can be worn with shoes or in place of slippers. Fleece socks will keep your feet warm and cozy during chilly days and nights.

These DIY fleece socks make a great gift for your loved ones. You can also make them for yourself!

Tools and materials:

  • Fleece fabric
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Paper or cardboard for the pattern
  • Pen
  • Small bowl

You can repurpose any fleece item you’ve got lying around the house, like a fleece blanket or any fleece garment that doesn't fit you. Fleece fabric is soft and easy to work with. Fleece doesn't fray, so it doesn't need to be hemmed.

Fleece stretches more in one direction than the other. Make sure to apply your pattern to the stretchier side. To make socks for a child, make the leg sections shorter and narrower.

If your fleece has a right and wrong side, pin and sew your pieces with the right sides together.

Drawing the fleece socks sewing pattern

1. Prepare the pattern

Make the sole

Measure your foot size either by using a shoe or your actual foot measurement. Transfer the measurement to the paper or cardboard. Draw a straight line in the center of the measurement.

Tip: Keep the paper pattern so you can make multiple pairs of fleece socks!

How to make a fleece socks sewing pattern

At the top where the toes are and the bottom where the heels are, measure 2½ inches (6 cm) from either side of the straight center line.

Easy DIY fleece socks sewing pattern

Then measure another 2½ inches down from the top and the bottom and make a horizontal line across on both ends.. 

Tracing a bowl for the curved edges

Use a small bowl to get a symmetrical rounded edge at the toes and heel. Cut out the pattern.

Using the bottom pattern to make the back

Make the back

Lay another piece of paper and trace the bottom of the pattern.

Fleece socks sewing pattern

Cutting out the paper patterns

Draw a straight line across. Mark it 4 inches abovee the horizontal line from the heel portion. Cut this piece out.

Making the front fleece socks sewing pattern

Make the front

Take the back pattern and fold it on the horizontal line so the flat portion is tucked under. Take the sole pattern and fold the heel portion.

Cutting out the front pattern

Lay them on another piece of paper so their flat edges are touching. Trace this pattern and cut it out.

3 fleece socks sewing pattern pieces

You should have 3 paper patterns that look like this.

Cutting out the fabric using the pattern

2. Cut the fabric

Check your fleece to see which is the stretchy side. Lay your pattern on the fleece as shown. Trace with a pen. Cut the pieces out.

Pinning the DIY fleece socks

3. Assemble the fleece sock

Lay the back piece on the sole piece. Pin the heel area and sew just the heel area up to the line on the back piece.

Folding and sewing the fleece slipper socks

Once the heel is sewn, flip the fleece so the sole is on the bottom. Fold the unsewn portion of the heel open.

How to make fleece socks

Place the front piece over both pieces. Pin in place.

Pinning the side seams of the fleece socks

Sew the side seams. Flip the sock inside out. Snip the excess seam allowance at the top inside seams.

Hemming the fleece socks

Fold the top over about ¼ to ½ an inch and hem.

How to make fleece slipper socks

How to make fleece slipper socks

Please let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make fleece slipper socks! These are perfect for yourself or as a gift! Happy holidays!

How to sew fleece socks

Suggested materials:
  • Fleece fabric
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Sewing machine
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  • Trudy Trudy on Jan 09, 2022

    I’m going to do this to make flip flop socks. I wear flip flops in the house but in the winter my feet get cold. The flip flop socks you buy are really thin and I tried making toe splits in real socks but it made them too tight. These will be warm and I can enlarge the toe section to accommodate the split. Thanks for sharing this pattern.