Super Cosy Flannel Elf Slippers

5 Materials
$5
2 Hours
Medium

Chilly nights and lockdown life means I now spend so much time in my upcycled flannel elf slippers  And hey, I'm okay with that. To me, it feels like they're giving my feet a little hug and they keep me warm and toasty. Plus they look so cool.

I repurposed a pair of cheap flip-flops for the sole which make them super durable too.

Tool & Materials

  • Flannel fabric. I stole one of my hubby’s pajama tops
  • Fleece or furry fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Contact glue
  • Ribbon or thick wool
  • Batting or stuffing
  • Flip flops or cheap shoes with a rubber sole. Make sure to get a pair that’s one size bigger than what you usually wear.
  • Adaptable slipper pattern - you can download it for free on the link that's at the bottom of the post.


How to Make Flip Flop Elf Slippers

Cut the top off of the flip-flops using a pair of scissors. We'll only be using the soles to make the slipper. Don’t throw the top portion away. They can be used to make this adorable fairy garden bridge.

Place your foot inside the sole and measure the following:

  • M1 – The distance from the bottom of the sole over the bridge of your foot.
  • M2 – From the front of the sole to about 1.5″ (4 cm) from where your foot joins your leg.
  • M3 – The width of your leg around your ankles.
  • M4 – From the bottom of the sole to the top of your ankle.
  • M5 – The length of the sole from toe to heel.



Use M1 - M5 to adapt the free pattern and cut two flannel outers per elf slipper.

Sew along the dotted lines (as shown in the pattern) and test if the slipper fits comfortably.

Using the fluffy fabric cut two inners per slipper and add an additional 4″ (10 cm) to the top to create a “rollover”. I just used the already sewn flannel outers to cut the fluffy, soft inners.

Sew the inners in the same way as the outers. Flip the flannel outers inside out and slip the furry inners, inside the flannel outers. You should end up with the furry side facing inwards.

Hand stitch the bottom of the flannel outer to the bottom of the furry inner.

Add batting or stuffing between the inner and outer until firm and the pointy toe stands upright.

Flip the furry ankle portion over the flannel outer and hand stitch in place. To finish off glue the elf slipper top to the flip flop soles using contact adhesive.

Glue a pretty ribbon or thick yarn all the way around the sole to hide the ugly join marks. Add an extra fluffy pom-pom on the toes and you're all done.

Enjoy your homemade elf slippers

Please click on the link below if you want to download the free pattern.

Suggested materials:
  • Flip flops   (amazon)
  • Flannel shirt   (husband's cupboard)
  • Contact adhesive   (craft store)
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Michelle Leslie
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