How to Make Open-Toe Slippers in 2 Different Styles (Free Pattern)

9 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

Let me show you how to make open-toe slippers. It’s so easy and once you make one pair, you’ll want to make a pair for your family and friends.


Did you know how much healthier houses are when shoes aren’t worn in the house? Shoes trap and keep dirt, bacteria, and other dangerous substances that are tracked through the house when you keep them on. These soft, pillowy slippers are perfect to wear around the house, keeping you and your family healthy!


Below I have my free slipper sewing pattern in 3 different sizes to download so you can make slippers for your entire family.


Let’s get started with slipper patterns to sew.

Tools and materials:

  • DIY slipper pattern
  • Prequilted batting: white quilted fabric polyester cotton
  • Quilted non-slip fabric
  • Outer fabric
  • Clips
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Awl
DIY slipper patterns to sew

There are 2 patterns: one with a peek-a-boo window on the sides, and the other with a standard instep. There are also 3 different sizes so you can make slippers to fit anyone! Three sizes: 8¾ inches (22cm), 9⅜ inches (25cm), and 10⅝ inches (27cm). 


Download, print, and cut out the free slipper sewing pattern. Cut the fabric, lining, and batting.

Free slipper sewing pattern

1. Make the instep (upper part of the slipper)

Cut the instep batting, lining, and outer fabric following the pattern, with a ⅜-inch (1cm) seam allowance. For the peek-a-boo window version, leave a ¾ inch (2cm) seam allowance in the lining at the top and bottom.

Layering the batting, outer fabric, and lining

Layer the batting, outer fabric, and lining. Clip into place.

Sewing the V-shapes window

Sew the V-shaped window only.

Snipping the V into the seam

Snip the V to the seam.

Trimming the excess batting

Trim the excess batting. Turn the instep inside out.

Clipping the bottom excess seam allowance

Fold in the excess seam allowance of the lining and clip into place. Sew across the bottom.

Clipping the top, ready to sew

Clip the top into place and sew.

Making the bottom of the slipper

2. Make the bottom of the slipper

For each slipper, cut the batting width to 5½ inches (14cm). You can either cut it into 2 pieces, each one measuring 11¾ inches (30cm), or fold over a piece that is 23¾ inches (60cm) long.

Layering the batting and outer fabric

Lay the batting down. Place the outer fabric on top and clip into place.

Sewing the outline

Sew following the pattern outline.

Trimming the excess

Trim the excess.

Marking notches on the pattern

3. Attach the instep

Lay the paper pattern on top of the sewn fabric and mark the 4 notches at the top and center.

Where to place the instep

This is for the placement for the instep.

Lining up the instep

Line up the instep at the marks. Clip into place. Sew up the seams at the marked and clipped areas. Trim any excess threads.

Folding the instep down

4. Finish the slipper

Fold the instep down.

Layering the non-slip quilted batting on top

Lay the non-slip quilted batting on top, right sides together. Clip into place.

Leaving a gap unsewn

Sew all around, leaving a 4-inch (10cm) space unsewn towards the bottom away from the instep.

Trimming the excess seam allowance

Trim the excess close to the seam. 

Turning the slipper inside out

Insert your fingers into the unsewn space to turn the slipper inside out. Use your scissors or awl to help you sharper the corners.

Hand-sewing the opening closed

Hand-stitch the hole closed.

How to make open-toe slippers

How to make open-toe slippers

I hope I showed you how to sew a slipper. Please let me know in the comments if you used my free slipper sewing pattern to make slippers for your family and friends! Thanks for joining.

Suggested materials:
  • DIY slipper pattern
  • Prequilted batting: white quilted fabric polyester cotton
  • Quilted non-slip fabric
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