Cute DIY Slippers Tutorial: How to Make Slippers From Old Jeans

13 Materials
$30
30 Minutes
Medium

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make DIY slippers. Who doesn't love a good pair of cute slippers? I think it's safe to say that everyone does. Learn how to make slippers from old jeans with this quick and easy guide. Grab your tools, and let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Old jeans
  • Pattern
  • Fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Circle shape
  • Fusible fleece
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Silver beads
  • Lining
  • Non-slip material
  • Bias tape
  • Clips
Tracing around the slippers pattern onto the

1. Cut out the pattern

You can find the pattern for the DIY slippers here. There are two pieces: one for the sole of the shoes and one for the strap that goes across them. Place the pattern pieces onto the jeans and draw around them, then cut them out.

Cutting out circles of denim for the flower

2. Cut out circles

Draw around a circle that has a 7cm (2.75 inches) diameter and cut it out. You want 16-20 circle pieces in total. They will be used for the flower decoration on the slipper.

Cutting the fusible fleece using the denim

3. Cut out the fusible fleece

Place your cut-out denim pieces on top of the fusible fleece and proceed to cut the fusible fleece out as a rectangle as shown.

Sewing DIY slippers

4. Sew the denim to the fleece

Proceed to sew the denim to the fusible fleece and then cut off the excess white fabric.

Making the denim flower for the DIY slippers

5. Fold a denim circle

Take a denim circle, fold it in half and then fold it as shown, so that it looks like the petals of a flower.

Sewing the flower design onto the slippers

6. Sew the flower design

Mark the center of the strap part of the slippers. Then, sew the folded circle on.

Sewing the flower onto the DIY slippers

Repeat this process all the way around, folding up the circles and then sewing them to make up the flower. When you have done one layer, continue to layer the petals on top to make the flower look more 3D.

Adding bead detailing to the DIY slippers

7. Sew some beads

Take some shiny silver beads that have sewing holes on the front of them. Attach them to the center of your flower. Once done, repeat the whole process for the other slipper strap.

How to make homemade house slippers

8. Add the lining

Using your pattern for the DIY slippers, cut two strap pieces out of lining material and two sole pieces out of non-slip material. Proceed to sew these to your denim pieces.

Attaching bias tape to the DIY slippers

9. Attach bias tape 

Take your strap pieces and turn them so that the wrong side is facing up. Next, measure some bias tape that is the length of the top and the bottom of the straps. Cut it out and then clip it to the top and the bottom of the strap.

Making DIY denim slippers

Sew the bias tape on at the back, then turn the straps around, roll the tape up so it covers the front sides, pin it and place and then sew at the front. Once done, cut off any excess tape.

Measuring the marking the DIY slippers

10. Mark your slippers

Take the soles of your slippers and mark 7.5cm (3 inches) from the top. This is where the straps will go.

How to make slippers

11. Join the straps to the soles

Align the top of your straps with the line you just marked, and then clip them on either side. Once done, sew along each side of the straps to attach them to your soles.

Clipping bias tape around the soles

12. Attach bias tape

Pin bias tape all the way around the soles of the slippers as shown, and then sew it down.

Sewing the DIY slippers

13. Sew at the front

As you did before with the straps, bring the bias tape up to the front of the slippers, fold it over, pin it down and then sew it into place.

DIY slippers

DIY slippers tutorial

That is how you make a pair of house slippers out of old jeans! I love the ruffly denim flowers with the sparkly beads, and the non-slip lining on the bottom of the slippers makes them practical to wear. Give these DIY slippers a go - you won't regret it!

Suggested materials:

  • Old jeans
  • Pattern
  • Fabric marker
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  • Eileen Eileen on Oct 16, 2021

    Great. I love it. I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing.


  • Car29690174 Car29690174 on Oct 17, 2021

    It looks like a lot of work. It would be easier to decorate pa=lain store-bought slippers.

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