My old slippers fell apart, so I needed to get some new ones. But since I had some left over materials from older projects, i decided to sew my own...
pieces of a woolen blanket, some leftovers from a gym-matress and some pieces of camouflage canvas
a sewing machine
piece of cardboard
paper, edding, chalk
Step 1: Outline the Pieces
Outline the needed pieces (sole and upper part) on paper, make them symmetric and cut them out. For the sole I planned to make two pieces to create an overlap to be able to turn the whole thing inside out after sewing.
Step 2: Cut!
Place the paper on the fabric and copy all parts with edding or chalk onto the materials. After that: cut!
For the upper part of the slipper I took the fabric double to get fold as the edge.
Step 3: Pin and Sew!
Figure out how to pin everything together and then sew!
Step 4: Turn It!
Turn the whole thing inside out (or should I better say inside in, or maybe outside out...?)
The piece of cardboard helps a lot to fill in the inner-sole (wich I cut out of an old gym-matress)
Step 6: Bonus Track - Valentines Day Special Edition
My girlfriend liked my slippers very much and asked for a pair for herself. So I decided to make her a pair for valentines day… :-)
I made also some adjustments: the overlap is now bigger (about 5cm instead of 2cm), the sole is not in camouflage (my girlfriend prefers green) and the shape of the sole is a bit different.